Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
32 972 Seattle Mariners Nick Love RHP Neb.
Righthander Nick Love wasn't as dominant as a reliever in 2008 as he was as a starter in 2007, though he helped pitched Bellevue to the Division II College World Series both seasons. Love hit 94 mph and didn't dip below 90 at last year's CWS, but he lost velocity this year when he started cutting his fastball too often. Six-foot-5 and 210 pounds, he throws both a big-breaking curveball and a hard slider. His extra leverage as a sophomore and off-field concerns from his past further cloud his draft status.