Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
18 545 Oakland Athletics Jose Macias RHP N.H.
The Ravens boast Upper New England's top prospect again this year in junior righthander Macias, who went 9-1, 0.96 with 110 strikeouts and 19 walks in 85 innings to lead Franklin Pierce back to the Division II World Series. Macias, a 6-foot-1, 185-pounder, played shortstop during his 2008 freshman year at Monroe (N.Y.) CC and his sophomore year at Franklin Pierce. He threw just one inning in 2009, but the Ravens decided to convert him to the mound full-time for his junior season, and he earned East Region pitcher of the year honors. Macias dominated largely with his fringe-average 75-81 mph slider, and scouts said they wanted to see him pitch more off his fastball, which ranges from 88-91 mph. He flashes an occasional changeup, but rarely before the fourth inning. Macias has some athleticism and arm strength, but he's not overly physical. He projects as a 10th- to 15th-round pick.