Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
1 10 Houston Astros Jason Castro C Calif. $2,070,000
A catcher most of his prep career, Castro entered this season thought of as a bat first after his strong summer in the Cape Cod League. He hit just .263 combined in his first two seasons at Stanford, then hit .341 in the Cape (second-best in the league), but he played mostly first base or outfield in deference to Florida State's Buster Posey. This spring, Castro has put it all together, showing he can hit for average and power while being Stanford's primary catcher. At 6-foot-3, he's tall but athletic enough to have good lateral movement and agility, and he's improved as a receiver, where he's considered fringe-average at worst. His arm also grades as average, and he's an above-average hitter, particularly for his position. Offensively, Castro stays inside the ball and has a fundamentally sound, strong swing. One scout likened his offensive package to that of former Athletics supplemental first-rounder Mark Teahen, who also played collegiately in the Bay Area, only with more power. In some years, Castro would be the best catcher on the board, but this he's third behind Posey and Southern California prep phenom Kyle Skipworth. He's not expected to last past the first round.
1s 44 New York Yankees Jeremy Bleich LHP Calif. $700,000
Bleich, a Louisiana native, returned from his elbow strain in late May and could move into the first five rounds with a strong NCAA postseason. At his best, he sits in the 88-91 mph range with his fastball that has natural lefty movement, complemented by a solid curveball and a plus straight change.
3 107 Cleveland Indians Cord Phelps 2B Calif. $327,000
After Ratliff, Stanford's best position prospect is second baseman Cord Phelps, who offers a strong switch-hitting bat. One scout compared him to Chris Donnels for his upright offensive stance and swing from the left side, and Phelps may move to third base as a pro. He should have enough athletic ability to stay in the middle infield for a while.
4 134 New York Mets Sean Ratliff OF Calif. $225,000
Stanford's top talent, junior outfielder Sean Ratliff, might have worked into the first-round mix with more polish at the plate. His 18 homers ranked fifth in the Pac-10, he runs well for his 6-foot-3, 225-pound size, and he has enough arm to hit 92 mph off the mound. It's a prototype right-field profile, but Ratliff has an unorthodox swing with holes in it, and he swings and misses a lot. His 72 strikeouts tied for second-worst in Division I entering regional play.
12 367 Los Angeles Dodgers Austin Yount 3B Calif.
13 405 San Diego Padres Erik Davis RHP Calif.
Senior righty Erik Davis put together his best stretch with four consecutive complete games, incorporating an improved changeup into a repertoire that already featured a 92 mph fastball and a solid curveball. Davis also has come back from a 2006 incident in the Cape Cod League where he was struck in the head by a batted ball, nearly losing an eye, and had to have facial reconstructive surgery.
42 1272 Seattle Mariners Randy Molina 1B Calif.