Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
8 234 San Diego Padres Nate Freiman 1B N.C. $40,000
First baseman Nate Freiman is 6-foot-8 and has huge raw power, but he has a slider-speed bat in the eyes of most scouts.
17 516 Arizona Diamondbacks Andrew Wolcott RHP N.C.
Duke had one of its best seasons in years, narrowly missing out on the school's first NCAA regional bid. The Blue Devils will miss three solid senior signs next year, led by all-ACC righthander Andrew Wolcott, a 6-foot-6 workhorse who throws downhill with a fastball in the 88-90 mph range. He went 8-3, 2.77 and led the league in innings during the regular season, pitching off his fastball 80 percent of the time. Wolcott's slider and changeup are just decent.
18 560 Chicago Cubs Matt Williams C N.C.
Catcher Matt Williams is a grinder with an opposite-field approach at the plate that limits his power. Williams is a good blocker and receiver behind the plate with average arm strength and a slow transfer that limits him to 2.1-second pop times. He is fairly accurate.
20 618 Boston Red Sox Alex Hassan OF/RHP N.C. $90,000
Duke does have hope to get righthander/outfielder Alex Hassan back for his senior season. Pro scouts like him better as a pitcher at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds and think he could pick up velocity when he ditches hitting and playing center field. He has touched 95 mph in relief outings with his fastball, but he's more effective in the low 90s with some sink. His slurvy breaking ball and changeup need tightening up, and he needs to improve his command as well.
38 1132 Washington Nationals Chris Manno LHP N.C.
Junior lefthander Christopher Manno is the Blue Devils' best prospect and could go anywhere from the fifth to 10th round. Like Wolcott, he works primarily off his fastball. He's long and lean with deception and some projection left in his body. Manno at times sits at 83-87 mph, though he often throws harder and was 89-91 mph at times in the Cape last summer, when he went 3-0, 1.93 with 45 strikeouts in 42 innings. His changeup can be plus at times, while his slider is below-average. Manno is young for his draft class and doesn't turn 21 until November.
40 1206 Arizona Diamondbacks Tim Sherlock OF N.C.
47 1407 San Francisco Giants Michael Ness RHP N.C.