Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
45 1342 Washington Nationals Michael Ratterree SS Texas
Michael Ratteree was his 6-A football district's defensive player of the year as a safety, but he'll focus on baseball if he attends Rice as expected. A 6-foot-1, 190-pound shortstop, he's an athlete with righthanded pop. Holt's possible successor, he faces the same move to second base to play alongside Hague. The outfield is another possibility if Holt doesn't turn pro. Ratteree has solid speed and arm strength. As with most Rice recruits, he'll be a tough sign.