Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
6 188 Milwaukee Brewers Jose Duran SS Texas $131,500
While his older brother German was getting his first taste of the majors this spring, Jose Duran was winning Big 12 Conference player-of-the-year honors after transferring from North Central Texas JC. Like his brother, Jose is an offensive-minded middle infielder who may have to move off shortstop. He has a sound line-drive swing and gets good extension, generating gap power for a 5-foot-11, 190-pounder. His speed is average and his arm is a tick light for shortstop, so Duran likely will wind up at second base.
9 285 San Diego Padres Kyle Thebeau RHP Texas
After spending two years as a swingman at Texas A&M, Thebeau has found his niche as a full-time reliever as a junior. Though he had some success as a starter, including a 13-strikeout complete-game victory against Louisiana-Lafayette in an NCAA regional championship game last June, he's better suited to work out of the bullpen in pro ball. He works primarily with a 91-94 mph fastball that touches 96 and a mid-80s slider. While his slider is an out pitch, he relies on it too much at times. He's just 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, so he generates his velocity via some effort in his delivery, which hinders his control. Thebeau projects more as a setup man than as a closer, and he's likely as good as he's going to get. But he has the arm to pitch in the seventh or eighth inning at the major league level, and he shouldn't require much time in the minors.
10 311 Chicago Cubs Alex Wilson RHP Texas
The biggest wild card in Texas this year is righthander Alex Wilson, who transferred to Texas A&M after starring at Winthrop for two seasons. Projected as an early pick for this year, the 6-foot-1, 215-pounder blew out his elbow last summer in the Cape Cod League and hasn't pitched for the Aggies after having Tommy John surgery. In his first bullpen workout in early May, he showed that he hadn't lost any velocity by throwing 90-94 mph. Wilson, who had a hard but inconsistent slider before the injury, plans on returning to the Cape and will be monitored closely this summer by whoever drafts him.
13 391 Washington Nationals Blake Stouffer 2B Texas
Blake Stouffer, was a fourth-round pick of the Reds in 2007, when he led NCAA Division I with 85 RBIs. Scouts saw him as a switch-hitter with gap power and solid speed, and the big knock on him was that he didn't profile well defensively at any position. After negotiations soured with Cincinnati, Stouffer came back for his senior season and proved he could handle second base well enough to play there in pro ball. But his offensive performance regressed, and he's unlikely to get the $200,000 the Reds reportedly offered him a year ago.
16 500 New York Yankees Luke Anders 1B Texas
22 670 Atlanta Braves Dane Carter 3B Texas
23 697 Los Angeles Dodgers Brian Ruggiano 2B Texas
37 1112 Houston Astros Kirkland Rivers LHP Texas