2013 MLB Draft results: Pick Nos. 34-36

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The Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks opened up the competitive balance round with a run on pitchers.

No. 34: LHP Sean Manaea, Kansas City Royals

The past year has been a rollercoaster for Manaea. The left-hander was virtually unheard of until he dominated the Cape Cod League in 2012, striking out 85 batters and walking just seven in 51⅔ innings pitched. That performance shot Manaea into the top 10 on some draft boards, but his stock dropped after losing velocity during an injury-plagued season with the Sycamores, which ended when he walked off the mound with shoulder tightness prior to a Missouri Valley Conference tournament game.

No. 35: LHP Matt Krook, Miami Marlins

Krook, 18, is regarded as one of the top prep pitchers available in this year's draft class. He hails from Hillsborough, Calif., in the Bay Area. At 6'2 and 190 pounds, Krook projects to be a durable frontline starter as he matures physically.

Krook features a fastball with movement that sits in the low 90s. He struggles to control his breaking ball at times, although it features plenty of downward movement. His changeup remains a work in progress, as it does with nearly every prep prospect in the country.

No. 36: RHP Aaron Blair, Arizona Diamondbacks

Blair comes from Marshall, where he was productive. MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo called Blair "tall and strong," adding, "Blair may not be among the elite-level college arms in this class, but he may not be too far behind." His fastball can hit the mid-90s, and he doesn't have to rely on it thanks to a refined repertoire, although Mayo believes the changeup needs some work.

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