Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
4 134 New York Mets Darrell Ceciliani OF Wash. $204,300
Madras, Ore., has a population of about 5,000, so when a player from there gets compared to Madras' most famous resident--Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury--it attracts attention. Columbia Basin CC outfielder Darrell Ceciliani has drawn such comparisons, though he's not quite on Ellsbury's level athletically and some scouts have questions about his bat. Ceciliani didn't play for travel teams growing up, instead spending his summers working on his family's cattle farm. A broken hand his junior year of high school moved him even further off the radar, but he developed a relationship with Columbua Basin associate coach Jeremy Beard. Like Ellsbury, Ceciliani is 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, but he looks a little bulkier. He bats and throws lefthanded and is up at the plate looking to put the ball in play and use his above-average speed (6.58 seconds over 60 yards) to get on base. Ceciliani hasn't faced good pitching, yet can get jammed even against below-average velocity in the NWAACC and has just warning-track power with wood during batting practice.