Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
48 1444 San Diego Padres Dan Child RHP Calif.
Finding big league talent outside of the top few rounds is as good as gold to MLB clubs, which makes 6-foot-5, 230-pound righthander Child interesting. He can get his fastball up to 95 mph and sit in the low 90s, but he tends to pitch in the 88-91 range, striving for more control. Scouts who catch him on the right day will see a power downer breaking ball with good velocity and bite, somewhat reminiscent of a Brad Lidge slider. But his delivery is not easy on the eyes, and he is not a strike thrower, though he has gained more control while working with a private pitching coach. Child has below-average athleticism and had little high school success heading into his senior season. He is committed to Oregon State.