Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
8 248 Chicago White Sox Joe Terry 2B Calif.
The state's best junior-college position player prospect is Cerritos second baseman Terry, a Cal State Fullerton recruit and unsigned 17th round pick of the Mariners in 2009. As a freshman at at Long Beach Poly High in 2005, Terry was a teammate of DeSean Jackson, a two-sport standout who is now a star wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles. Terry is not as fast as Jackson--who is?--but while the rap on Jackson as a baseball player was that he couldn't hit, that's not a problem Terry faces. A lefthanded hitter, he displays an exceptionally quick bat and the ability to hit the ball hard to all fields. An above-average runner with 6.7 speed, Terry is an aggressive baserunner with a knack for stealing bases and taking the extra bag. Defensively, Terry's arm is comfortably suited for second base. His fielding is a bit unrefined, but with experience his glove grades out to big league average. Early in the 2010 season, Terry missed time with a shoulder injury but returned to action in the middle of April. A healthy Terry profiles as an athletic and speedy second baseman, with the ability to hit, create headaches on the bases and play adequate defense.