Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
14 424 San Diego Padres Tommy Medica C Calif.
Had he not been injured last year, Santa Clara's Medica would have been drafted. He was granted a medical redshirt after a shoulder injury (non-throwing related) required surgery. The problem is that Medica was not throwing all that well during his sophomore year to begin with, which was hurting his value as a catcher, and this year he had caught just two innings. A career .367 hitter, Medica had a career-best 12 homers this spring but has below-average power for the professional level and fringe-average speed. He has been playing the outfield this year to protect his arm but has more value as a catcher. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Medica is a well-above-average receiver, blocks well and has leadership qualities. His bat alone may not be enough to carry him beyond a utility role, which he could fill as an athlete with aptitude and the ability to play multiple positions.
15 469 St. Louis Cardinals Geoff Klein C Calif.
Santa Clara's Klein is a 6-foot-4, 215-pound lefthanded-hitting catcher who has hit for average and shown a knack for driving in runs, while flashing power. His defense needs work but has improved since he stepped into a starter's role after an injury to Tommy Medica last spring.
16 491 Tampa Bay Rays Nate Garcia RHP Calif.
It was somewhat surprising that no one signed Santa Clara righthander Garcia as a junior. He has been a weekend starter most of his college career, and scouts respect his bulldog attitude on the mound. He profiles as a reliever with his 87-90 mph fastball and feel for a big overhand curveball.
39 1169 Kansas City Royals Alex Rivers RHP Calif.