Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
7 221 Houston Astros Dallas Keuchel LHP Ark. $150,000
Keuchel has been a solid contributor for Arkansas since his freshman season and has stood out in the Cape Cod League, leading the summer circuit in innings pitched in 2007 and earning all-star recognition in 2008. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder has picked up a little velocity on his fastball in the last year, now working in the high 80s and touching 91, but he remains a finesse pitcher. He gets good sink on his fastball and locates it well, enabling him to set up a changeup that grades as his best offering. His curveball is fringy, though that's less of an issue for a southpaw who will face righty-dominated lineups. He doesn't have as much stuff and size as former Razorbacks lefty Nick Schmidt, a Padres first-round pick in 2007, but Keuchel has the same competitive edge and workhorse mentality. His pitchability and determination could make him a No. 4 starter in the big leagues, and he could get drafted as early as the fourth or fifth round.
8 248 Florida Marlins Stephen Richards LHP Ark. $125,000
Lefthanded Stephen Richards is a 5-foot-11, 175-pound reliever, and his stuff is good enough to get him drafted between the sixth and 10th rounds. His slider is a legitimate out pitch, and he sets it up with an 88-91 mph fastball. Going into the College World Series, he was 5-1, 1.09 with nine saves and 48 strikeouts in 33 innings.
15 452 Kansas City Royals Scott Lyons SS Ark.
17 512 Kansas City Royals Ben Tschepikow 2B Ark.
33 993 Oakland Athletics Mike Bolsinger RHP Ark.
Righthander Mike Bolsinger pitched five shutout innings of relief to beat Florida State in the first game of the NCAA super regionals. The 6-foot-2, 212-pounder has touched 95 mph in the past, but now operates at 88-90 mph with a sinker. He throws strikes with his two-seam fastball and a slurvy slider, and he competes. He projects as a middle reliever in pro ball.
34 1041 Los Angeles Angels Ryan Cisterna RHP Ark.