Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
14 430 Houston Astros Gandy Stubblefield RHP Texas
Chris McFarland was supposed to be the main attraction at Lufkin HS this spring, but scouts came away more impressed with Gandy Stubblefield. He also upstaged Bryan Brickhouse, who entered the year as the state's top-rated pitching prospect, beating him with an 11-strikeout three-hitter in a mid-April matchup. Stubblefield is projectable at 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, and he worked at 88-92 mph with a peak of 94 this spring. He also has promising velocity on his curveball, though it's inconsistent. A Texas A&M recruit, he still needs a lot of polish.
18 551 Milwaukee Brewers Chris McFarland SS Texas $315,000
It's usually difficult to lure Rice recruits away from college, and it's unlikely a team will buy McFarland away from the Owls after a lackluster spring. He's a 6-foot-1, 195-pound righthanded hitter with solid tools across the board. He makes contact and projects to have gap power, and he's an average runner with a fringy arm who'll have to move from shortstop to second or third base.