Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
23 705 New York Yankees Kevin Mahoney 3B N.Y.
New York's position player crop is led by a pair of college corner infielders. Canisius third baseman Kevin Mahoney went undrafted in 2008 despite batting .369 with 12 home runs, but he opened eyes last summer in the Coastal Plain League, which he led in homers (13), runs (43), RBIs (43), slugging (.586) and total bases (112), ranking as the circuit's No. 2 prospect. He hit for even more power this spring, leading the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in homers (22) and RBIs (62). Scouts grade Mahoney's raw power as a 55 to 60 on the 20-80 scale, and his current power as a 50. He's a smart, disciplined hitter with a compact lefthanded stroke, and he never gives up an at-bat. Mahoney is a below-average runner, but he has good baserunning instincts and just missed posting a 20-20 season, stealing 19 bags in 20 tries. He works hard at his defense and is serviceable at third base, with decent hands and adequate arm strength but below-average range. Mahoney could be a cost-saving senior sign in the top 10 rounds.