Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
22 682 Boston Red Sox Joe Holtmeyer RHP Neb.
After leading NCAA Division II in strikeouts (152) and whiffs per nine innings (15.7) and then holding his own in the Cape Cod League in 2010, Joe Holtmeyer had early-round aspirations for the draft. But he changed his delivery in the Cape, going from a three-quarters arm slot to more over the top, and his stuff has suffered. Last year, the 6-foot-3, 240-pounder had a 91-93 mph fastball and a sharp curveball. Now he's pitching with more effort in his delivery, sitting mostly at 86-88 mph with his heater and using a slower curve. He's still racking up strikeouts, many of them with a changeup that has splitter action. He'll still get drafted, but it probably won't be in the first 10 rounds and he's not drawing Joe Blanton comparisons any longer