Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
20 596 Baltimore Orioles Ronnie Welty OF Ariz.
Welty, at 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, looks the part and hit well this spring, challenging McDonald for league honors by hitting .459. He also has above-average arm strength and runs at least average if not a tick above. One league coach compared him to Hunter Pence for his ability to produce despite a gangly frame and less-than-ideal swing mechanics, and scouts are divided on him, with some wanting to see him perform against four-year college pitchers before they bite.
42 1271 Chicago Cubs Derek Riley RHP Ariz.