Players signed indicated in Bold
||Chicago White Sox
|Buch broke out in 2007, when he went 9-2, 2.44 as a freshman at Monmouth and ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Atlantic Collegiate League that summer. He's always had a prototype pitcher's frame and an excellent curveball, but his stock soared in April along with his velocity. Buch has reached the low 90s with his fastball since he was a freshman, and he has still pitched in that range for most of this spring. More recently he had run his fastball up to 95, sitting at 92-93. The velocity on his sharp, downer curveball has also spiked, reaching 84-85 mph. Even when he throws it slower--and some scouts report seeing a 74-77 breaker, while others have seen it at 81-82--it's still a true above-average offering. But when he throws it harder, it can rate as a 70 or better pitch on the 20-80 scouting scale. Buch is refining his fastball command, and he does not have a lot of feel for his changeup. But scouts can dream on him, and he seems likely to be drafted in the first two rounds in June.
|Brach, the younger brother of former Monmouth ace Brad Brach (who signed with the Padres as a 42nd-round pick in 2008), stands out most for his ability to pound the strike zone, as evidenced by his 77-14 K-BB ratio in 75 innings as a junior this spring. His 88-91 mph fastball has some sinking life thanks to his low three-quarters slot, but he's not overpowering and took his lumps at times in the Northeast Conference, going 7-3, 4.78 in 2009. He also has some feel for a fringy 78-81 mph slider, and he has a durable 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame. Most scouts viewed him as a priority senior sign for 2010.