Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
20 616 Texas Rangers Sam Wilson LHP N.M.
As a New Mexico prep corner outfielder, Sam Wilson draws a natural comparison to Max Walla, who was the Brewers' second-rounder last year. But they're different players because Wilson's body isn't nearly as strong as Walla's. Wilson is 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds with skinny arms. He was an average runner last summer, and a tick below this spring. He's a good defensive player, though he will be limited to a corner spot. His arm is good enough for right field. Wilson has a simple, compact swing and is a better pure hitter than Walla, though he doesn't have the same power. Some scouts don't like him as a hitter, however, and like him better as a lefthanded pitcher. His fastball is mostly in the 85-87 mph range, though he has been up to 90. His secondary pitches need a lot of work. Wilson is committed to New Mexico, and teams will probably let him develop further there.