Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
9 266 Baltimore Orioles Nick Haughian LHP Wash. $100,000
Haughian, a lefthander, is the latest Husky pitcher to develop velocity under coach Ken Knudson's tutelage. Scouts have seen his velocity fluctuate, in part because at times he both started and relieved in a Pac-10 weekend series, but he developed a slider in the low 80s that was a plus, strikeout pitch in the season's second half. At his best, Haughian's fastball reached 91-92 mph after sitting in the upper 80s much of the spring, but when he threw it for strikes and worked off his slider, he was filthy. He wound up tying UCLA's Tim Murphy for the Pac-10 strikeouts lead with 107 in the regular season. Throwing strikes consistently is the biggest key for Haughian, who could move quickly as a lefty reliever thanks to his slider.
14 420 Chicago White Sox Jorden Merry RHP Wash.
Merry was more effective and turned into the Huskies' ace, which gave scouts time to warm up to him. He touched the low 90s with his fastball when he reached back for more, but worked better in the upper 80s, throwing his fastball with sink to the inner and outer halves of the plate. His curve and changeup are fringe-average, with the curveball lacking power. He added a slider he throws for strikes and would be a valuable senior ace for the Huskies, but could fit for some teams in the eighth to 12th round.
16 487 Los Angeles Dodgers Kyle Conley OF Wash.
Washington's best position player draftee will be outfielder Kyle Conley, who could go as high as the eighth round. He's got legitimate power, hitting 19 home runs to rank second in the Pac-10 in the regular season, and reminds some scouts of past Huskies sluggers such as Tyler Davidson and Jay Garthwaite at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds. His other tools are fringy. He's an eligible sophomore.