Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
33 992 Kansas City Royals Claudio Bavera LHP Ariz.
Cochise brings in players from all over the globe, and one of its prospects is from Venezuela. Keep an eye on lefthander Claudio Bavera as a potential late-round pick. He's a little undersized at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, but that's less of an issue for lefthanders. Bavera generally pitches around 86 mph, but he can reach back and dial it up to 90-91 for short stints. He has a hard breaking ball that he aims at the back foot of righthanded batters, and an average changeup. Bavera has a rubber arm and very good work ethic.