Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
38 1133 Tampa Bay Rays Anthony Haase RHP N.M.
Prep righty Anthony Haase stands out in the state's prep class, which is unlikely to match last year's five players drafted. Haase has a chance to go high because of his present velocity and projectable 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame. He touched 92 regularly this spring and sits at 89-90 mph, with the arm strength and body to throw harder in the future. He jumps toward the plate in his delivery and needs help smoothing his mechanics, which should help his velocity and his secondary pitches. His curveball is ahead of his changeup. He's been Rio Rancho High's ace the last two years on teams making deep playoff runs (including last year's state championship), leading to heavy workloads, but generally has maintained his stuff. He's a New Mexico recruit and is considered signable.