Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
5 171 Los Angeles Angels Casey Haerther 1B Calif. $141,300
Haerther was soft and overweight when drafted by the Padres out of high school and has worked hard to transform his frame at UCLA. His blazing start in 2009 cooled as the season progressed--he finished the season batting .305/.372/.473 with nine home runs--but Haerther has power and is a smart hitter, using the whole field and not trying to do too much with a good pitch. He has dabbled at third but is a better fit as a first baseman, and could still go with a single-digit pick.
9 285 New York Yankees Gavin Brooks LHP Calif. $125,000
A tall and rangy lefthander, Brooks has battled several injuries, primarily to his throwing shoulder, and missed his senior high school season. When healthy, he can sit in the low 90s and touch the mid-90s. He averaged a strikeout an inning in 2009, but also walked 20 in 36 frames, posting an unimpressive 0-4, 4.71 record. He rallied in a relief role, leading the Bruins with eight saves after imploding early in the season in a starting role. Clubs will have to satisfy themselves about Brooks' health, but hard-throwing lefties are hard to find.
12 366 Arizona Diamondbacks Charles Brewer RHP Calif.
18 542 Kansas City Royals Brendan Lafferty LHP Calif.
22 654 San Diego Padres Cody Decker 1B Calif.
First baseman Cody Decker played the lead as a senior in his high school play, often changing out of acting garb to rush over to the baseball clubhouse and put his uniform on. Now a college senior, he set career highs in average (.322) and home runs (21) this spring, feasting on anything middle-in. His shorter frame and high strikeout total--58 in 2009--may depress his draft position, but Decker's power should draw draft attention.
29 889 Tampa Bay Rays Gabe Cohen OF Calif.
Built like an Adonis, Cohen flashes a strong arm, power and above-average speed. He has tinkered with his stance so often, though, he has never truly found a niche at bat. An occasional long home run is often followed by prolonged slumps.
32 963 Oakland Athletics Garett Claypool RHP Calif.
48 1449 St. Louis Cardinals Jason Novak RHP Calif.