Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
7 231 Chicago White Sox Kevan Smith C Pa. $60,000
Smith provides a little more value than other Pennsylvania college bats this year because he's a catcher. He has a football background and is a strong, physical player whose power trumps his hitting despite leading the team with a .406 average in 192 at-bats. He receives well enough and could profile well as a backup.
7 237 San Francisco Giants Ray Black RHP Pa. $225,000
Righthander Ray Black just missed the BA Top 200, thanks in part to the difficulty scouts had in seeing him. While Black has some of the hardest stuff on the East Coast this year, Pittsburgh has used him sparingly in relief, and one scout failed to catch an appearance after watching six games. At 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, Black is a pure power guy. He can sit 94-97 mph with his fastball while mixing in an average to plus slider in the mid-80s. He doesn't always know where his pitches are going, however, and opponents were hitting .280 against him. In 18 innings, he was 1-1, 6.62 with four saves, 24 walks and 30 strikeouts, though he did have only one wild pitch and no hit batters. Black had Tommy John surgery coming out of high school and redshirted as a freshman. He also missed time with a knee injury and pitched just 17 innings in 2010. The team that buys into his stuff will bank on the idea that Black is just raw.
33 1012 Boston Red Sox David Chester 1B Pa.
Scouts may find power in the bats of Jordan Steranka, Kevan Smith and David Chester. Chester doesn't have a great body, but has big power, leading the Panthers with 14 home runs.
34 1033 Florida Marlins John Schultz OF Pa.
35 1073 San Diego Padres Travis Whitmore 2B Pa.
49 1490 St. Louis Cardinals Corey Baker RHP Pa.