Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
19 577 Los Angeles Dodgers Nick Akins OF Calif.
Here we go again as outfielder Nick Akins is back in the draft. Drafted twice previously out of high school and Riverside (Calif.) CC, Akins hit .314 this spring and led NAIA Vanguard with 13 home runs and 15 doubles. Akins is now a left fielder with the same strengths and weaknesses as before. His sculpted build can produce massive home runs, but his inability to handle breaking and offspeed stuff frustrates scouts as much now as it did when he was a showcase star in high school. Always a tough sign, Akins has only one more year of draft eligibilty remaining, so his window may be closing.