Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
23 695 Cleveland Indians Danny Jimenez LHP Ill. $125,000
Danny Jimenez was Illinois' top high school lefthander (and a 37th-round pick of the Cardinals) a year ago, and now he's the state's best juco prospect. Jimenez' stuff is similar to what it was a year ago, as he usually pitches from 87-91 mph and maintains that velocity into the late innings. He has tightened up his curveball and gotten more comfortable with his changeup, but both pitches still need work. His delivery isn't the cleanest and he doesn't have a lot of projection remaining in his 6-foot-3, 215-pound frame, but he has a strong left arm and gets results. If he doesn't turn pro, he'll return to John A. Logan CC for his sophomore season.
45 1355 Cleveland Indians James Jones RHP Ill.
Logan also has Illinois' second-best juco prospect in James Jones. A 6-foot-3, 210-pound righthander, Jones showed a 91-93 mph fastball and flashed an intriguing slider in fall practice. He wasn't consistent in the spring, however, and was bothered by elbow tenderness. He could be an early-rounder if 2010 if he puts things together after transferring to Lipscomb.