Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
38 1153 Chicago White Sox A.J. Casario OF Md.
A.J. Casario batted .319/.409/.522 with 10 home runs and 12 stolen bases as Maryland's right fielder, and he has intriguing tools. He's a lefthanded hitter with an athletic frame. He's an average to slightly above-average runner, with an average arm. He is capable of playing all three outfield spots but profiles best in center. The bat is his big question. He flashes raw power and could hit for average if he cleans things up. He has a violent swing and doesn't have great pitch recognition, so he swings and misses a lot. The Dodgers drafted him in the 27th round in 2006 out of high school in New Jersey, where he was an all-state player who batted .561 with 10 home runs as a senior.
46 1376 Baltimore Orioles Scott Swinson RHP Md.
The college crop has some interesting players, though no one with tremendous upside. One scout called Maryland righthander Scott Swinson a poor man's Mike Leake, referring to the smallish Arizona State righthander who led the nation in wins this year and is a possible first-round pick. Swinson, at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, ranges from 86-91 mph with his fastball and typically sits 88-89, and he has a good changeup. He has plus command, as well as a great feel for pitching and strong competitiveness, helping his stuff play up. He learned a lot from Terrapins pitching coach Jim Farr after transferring from George Washington after his freshman season. He didn't have great numbers for a 27-27 Maryland squad, finishing 4-7, 5.54.