Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
16 490 Chicago Cubs Ryan Hartman RHP Ill. $125,000
Hartman barely registered on the scouting radar before the season, and that didn't change when he came out throwing 87-88 mph at a showcase for Illinois and Indiana players in early February. He was rusty after playing basketball, however, and since Hartman got into baseball shape, he has made a push to go in the top 10 rounds. He has the best curveball in the state, a hard 76-78 mph bender, and he sat at 90-91 mph with his fastball throughout a highly anticipated matchup with Effingham High's Chad Green. Hartman's arm works well and he still has projection remaining in his 6-foot-3, 175-pound frame. He has committed to Eastern Illinois but no longer is a safe bet to make it to college.