Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
36 1084 San Diego Padres Rob Gariano RHP Conn.
Gariano, a righthander, put up better numbers as a junior (5-4, 3.43 with 88 strikeouts an 19 walks in 84 innings) than he did this spring (4-5, 4.29 with 74 strikeouts and 31 walks in 94 innings), but his stuff has been similar. Gariano is undersized at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, but he attacks hitters with an 88-91 mph fastball that has reached 94 at times in the past. He profiles as a reliever because he does not hold his velocity deep into games. Scouts appreciate his tenacity and energy, which earned him the nickname "Red Bull" in the Cape Cod League last summer. His three-pitch mix also includes a fringe-average changeup and a fringe-average slider.