Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
17 514 Arizona Diamondbacks Adam Choplick LHP Texas
Lefthander Adam Choplick is a 6-foot-8, 245-pound power forward who made the Texas 4-A all-star team after averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds a game as a senior. He missed the 2010 baseball season after having Tommy John surgery and didn't return to the mound until this April. In his third start back, he needed just 71 pitches to throw a 16-strikeout perfect game. Choplick's fastball has sat at 89-91 mph this spring, and he should add velocity as he gets more experience and puts his elbow reconstruction further behind him. He throws with a high three-quarters delivery, so his heater arrives on a steep downward plane, though it also lacks life. His feel for his curveball is rudimentary, and he doesn't have much of a changeup. Unlike many big pitchers, Choplick has good body control and a fairly solid delivery. He has committed to Oklahoma, and has the raw athletic ability to develop into a premium draft pick in 2014 if he doesn't sign this summer.