Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
33 1000 Chicago Cubs Matt Stites RHP Mo.
Righthander Stites stands just 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, but he has a big arsenal. Before he tired toward the end of the season, Stites showed an 88-92 mph fastball that touched 94, a slider that served as an out pitch and a solid curveball. He's a quick-twitch athlete rather than a max-effort thrower, and he commands his fastball to both sides of the plate. He may be tough to lure away from a commitment to Missouri for 2010.