Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
20 601 Washington Nationals Nick Akins OF Calif.
Riverside CC's Nick Akins' tools compare with any player in the nation, with a chiseled 6-foot-2, 212-pound build that would make a bodybuilder insecure. His raw bat speed is the equal of any draft-eligible player in the nation, and he hit 13 home runs this spring. Akins has always had a frustrating inability to hit offspeed and breaking stuff down in the zone, however, often chasing those pitches. After starting the 2008 season strong, he slumped to end the year. He's raw defensively and fits best at second base or left field. He's still showing the effects of missing the last year of his prep career in a well-chronicled on-field incident that got him kicked off his high school team.
41 1226 Baltimore Orioles Peter Birdwell RHP Calif.