Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
25 749 Cincinnati Reds Mike Monster RHP British Columbia
With one of the best names in the draft, righthander Mike Monster is the best high school player in a down year for British Columbia. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder has good size and arm strength, but has been inconsistent. And because he has a December birthday, he was too old to play for the Canadian junior team and got less exposure than other Canadian prospects. Monster doesn't come from the traditional hotbed around Vancouver, he's from Kelowna, about 200 miles northeast. There's some effort to his delivery and he doesn't approach the game with a starter's mentality. He comes hard after hitter and needs to learn to pace himself. He throws an 89-92 mph, heavy fastball, but he has the size and arm speed that lead scouts to believe there's more there, especially from such an inexperienced arm.