Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
48 1454 Atlanta Braves James Mahler RHP Utah
Righthander Mahler spent his freshman year at Arkansas and returned to Utah--where he went to high school--for his sophomore year. He stands 6-foot-6 and 235 pounds and throws in the 86-88 mph range. Scouts are waiting for a jump in velocity, but Mahler doesn't have good coordination of his big frame. He also throws a spike curveball and a changeup. His father Mickey and uncle Rick combined for 21 seasons as pitchers in the big leagues. If he doesn't sign, James is committed to return to the SEC at Mississippi.