Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
5 174 Texas Rangers Brandon Woodruff RHP Miss.
Woodruff is perhaps Mississippi State's most important recruit as a raw power arm. He has a fluid arm action and pro body at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, and he's a good athlete who also played basketball, leading to a late start to his baseball season. He had three straight double-digit strikeout starts in March and April, when he flashed a 94 mph fastball and showed the ability to spin a power curveball. He's working on a changeup as his third pitch. Woodruff had pitched about 30 innings all spring, and some scouts consider him more typical of the raw Mississippi talent that has washed out in the past. His mechanics are inconsistent, and he hasn't faced great high school competition, though he has had some showcase exposure, including a spot in last year's Under Armour game. Most teams will consider him more of a summer follow than a first five rounds pick.