Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
17 502 Washington Nationals Chad Jenkins LHP Md.
Lefthander Chad Jenkins--no relation to the Kennesaw State prospect of the same name--has a pro body at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, but he hasn't been consistent enough to generate any serious scouting buzz. He put up good numbers for Cecil JC this spring--going 8-2, 2.79 in 74 innings with 89 strikeouts and 33 walks--after spending two years at Coastal Carolina (including a redshirt year). He has been 88-90 mph this season but has trouble maintaining his velocity, flashing upper-80s stuff one inning and 84-86 mph the next. Command is also an issue for Jenkins. A Delaware native who was drafted in the 44th round by the Nationals out of high school in 2006, he is committed to the University of Delaware.