Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
8 258 San Francisco Giants Joe Staley C Texas $95,000
Joe Staley has played at three schools in three years since turning down the Rays as a 39th-round pick out of high school in 2007. He was part of a Junior College World Series championship at Grayson County (Texas) CC in 2008, spent last season at Stephen F. Austin State, then transferred to NAIA power Lubbock Christian for 2010. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder is an offensive-minded catcher who hit .443/.544/.710 this spring, finishing the season on a 24-game hitting streak. The highest-drafted position player in Lubbock Christian history, he has the strength and plate discipline to hit for some power and average. He's just a fair defender behind the plate, splitting the season between catcher and DH.