Players signed indicated in Bold

Pick Overall Team Player Position School State Bonus
1 279 Houston Astros Daniel Minor RHP Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Texas $50,000
After two years at McLennan (Texas) CC, Minor made an immediate impact at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. He tied the school record for wins, going 10-3, 2.20 with 110 strikeouts in as many innings. Though he's small at 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, he works at 88-90 mph with his fastball. He opened some eyes by hitting 93 during the Southland Conference tournament. He also spins a breaking ball well and throws strikes.
2 280 Minnesota Twins L.J. Mazzilli Jr. 2B Connecticut Conn.
The son of former major league player and manager Lee Mazzilli, L.J. has obvious bloodlines to go with his athleticism and offense. He has been a consistent hitter for the Huskies and was batting .325/.392/.557 with nine home runs in 212 at-bats this spring. He stands at a 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and has a good, balanced approach at the plate to go with a direct swing. He can hit to all fields and showed more pop this year, though he will have fringe-average power at best. He profiles best as an offensive-minded second baseman, if he can make the grade defensively. He had 17 errors in 51 games this season, but scouts say he could become passable with development. He tends to sit back on balls, which can cause hops to eat him up and force him to rush throws. His arm is average. He's an average runner and can swipe some bases, but it won't be a big part of his game.
3 281 Seattle Mariners Jamodrick McGruder 2B Texas Tech Texas $130,500
McGruder is a 5-foot-7, 170-pound catalyst with plus-plus speed and the knowledge of how to use it. Though his lefthanded stroke can get long at times and leads to swings and misses, he understands that his job is to get on base. He ranked among the top 20 in NCAA Division I in triples (eight), walks (45), on-base percentage (.500) and steals (39 in 44 tries) during the regular season. He doesn't have much power, but the bigger concern is whether his hands are good enough to keep him at second base. He has plenty of range and enough arm strength for the infield.
4 282 Baltimore Orioles Brady Wager RHP Grand Canyon (Ariz.) Ariz. $125,000
Wager has a strong, physical build at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds. His fastball ranges from 89-95 mph with above-average life at times. He mixes in a hard slider in the 83-86 mph range and a solid-average changeup. Wager will need to do a better job of throwing strikes, but profiles as a power arm out of the bullpen.
5 283 Kansas City Royals Daniel Stumpf LHP San Jacinto (Texas) JC Texas $125,000
Stumpf threw seven shutout innings in the Region XIV championship game to send San Jacinto to the Junior College World Series for the sixth time in seven seasons. The Gators are usually loaded with pitching prospects, but this year Stumpf is their lone player who projects to get drafted in the first 15 rounds. The six-foot-2, 198-pound Stumpf works at 88-91 mph with his fastball and touches 94, maintaining his velocity deep into games. He has some armside run on his heater, which he backs up with an average changeup and an effective cutter/slider. He does a good job of throwing strikes and commanding his pitches. At 22, Stumpf is older than most junior college sophomores. He took off a year in high school to work and spent a year at Stephen F. Austin State as a student. Committed to NAIA power Lubbock Christian (Texas) for 2013, he's expected to sign.
6 284 Chicago Cubs Chadd Krist C California Calif. $10,000
Krist is a senior who shows good athleticism and agility behind the plate. He has a strong arm, but his bat is light, which makes him profile best as a backup in pro ball.
7 285 San Diego Padres River Stevens 2B Allan Hancock (Calif.) JC Calif. $100,000
Stevens, who transferred from Palomar JC near his home in San Marcos, Calif., to Hancock for his sophomore year, hit .449 (leading all California juco players) with a .530 OBP (second in the state) this spring. Though he isn't physical at 6 feet, 165 pounds, Stevens is wiry and has quick hands and good pitch recognition, helping him rip hard line drives all around the field. He also flashes occasional pull power, giving him a chance for nearly average power in time. He's an average runner with average arm strength, though scouts aren't sold on his defensive instincts. Stevens signed late with Cal State Fullerton.
8 286 Pittsburgh Pirates D.J. Crumlich SS UC Irvine Calif. $5,000
A four-year starter at UC Irvine, Crumlich has been a perfect fit in coach Mike Gillespie's system: a savvy gamer whose baseball skills stand out more than his tools. He is a patient hitter who works counts and sprays the ball around the field, and he can hit doubles into the gap on occasion, but he offers no home run power. Crumlich is a fringy runner who lacks the range and arm strength to play shortstop in the big leagues, but he a very sure-handed, instinctive defender, and he should be able to hold down short for a while in the minors. Scouts describe him as a steady-Eddie type player with an outside shot to grind his way to the big leagues, and he'll add plenty of value as an organizational player at minimum.
9 287 Miami Marlins Nick Wittgren RHP Purdue Ind. $128,800
Not only did Purdue end a 103-year Big Ten Conference title drought this spring, but it also should have three players selected in the top 10 rounds of the draft for the first time ever. Catcher Kevin Plawecki and third baseman Cameron Perkins do most of the heavy lifting for the offense, while Wittgren has been lights out as a closer in two years with Boilermakers and in the Cape Cod League last summer. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder repeatedly gets swings and misses with his fastball, which sits at 88-91 mph and peaks at 93. His deceptive delivery allows his heater to jump on hitters and seem much quicker. His curveball is an average second pitch, a hard 76-80 mph breaker that he can throw for strikes. A good athlete, Wittgren was better known as a shortstop in high school and became a full-time pitcher at Parkland (Ill.) JC in 2010.
10 288 Colorado Rockies Zach Jemiola RHP Great Oak HS, Temecula, Calif. Calif. $128,500
Jemiola came out of the chute strong, flashing some 94-96 mph heat early in the spring, but his stock has slid precipitously since then. That's partly because he missed about three weeks after hitting hit by a pitch on his shoulder, and since he returned his stuff and command have dropped off. He still sits in the 88-90 mph range and bumps 91-92, and his slurvy slider has a chance to be average down the line. He has some feel for a changeup that he uses sparingly. Jemiola has become something of a mess mechanically--he has a short stride, an inconsistent arm slot and release point, a tendency to decelerate his arm and then recoil. Scouts seem content to let him to go to UC Riverside, where he has a chance to develop into a quality pick in three years, because his arm strength is undeniable.
11 289 Oakland Athletics Dakota Bacus RHP Indiana State Ind. $128,200
Bacus has gone from not making the team at Moline (Ill.) High in his first two prep seasons to becoming the ace of an Indiana State that won its first-ever outright Missouri Valley Conference regular season title this spring. After spending two seasons at Southeastern (Iowa) CC, he opened 2012 by working at 86-88 mph with his fastball. As the weather heated up, so did Bacus, who pitched at 90-92 mph down the stretch. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder also has transformed the rolling curveball he had at Southeastern into a sharp slider that grades as a plus pitch at times. His changeup is a solid third pitch. Bacus throws strikes but doesn't get a ton of swings and misses, so he profiles as a No. 4 starter. His stuff could play up in a relief role, and his slider could give him the ceiling of a set-up man.
12 290 New York Mets Richie Rodriguez 2B Eastern Kentucky Ky. $10,000
Rodriguez made good use of the hitter-friendly environment at Eastern Kentucky and in the Ohio Valley Conference as a whole, batting .377/.472/.690 as a senior this spring. He helped the Colonels to a share of their first OVC regular-season title in 12 years. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder makes consistent contact from the right side of the plate, but he won't have nearly as much pop in pro ball. He has a strong if sometimes erratic arm, though he'll fit better at second base than shortstop at the next level.
13 291 Chicago White Sox Micah Johnson 2B Indiana Ind. $127,600
Johnson's junior season almost ended before it began. Not only did he struggle in the Cape Cod League last summer, but he also hurt his throwing arm. It continued to bother him after he returned to Indiana, relegating him to DH duty. After going 3-for-21 in nine games, he had surgery that knocked him out for two months. He swung the bat better and returned to second base after rejoining the Hoosiers, and in a down year for college hitters he still could factor into the top five rounds of the draft. Though he's just 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Johnson can drive the ball thanks to his bat speed. He has good pop for a middle infielder, at times too much for his own good, as his lefthanded swing gets long and he doesn't control the strike zone. Though Johnson is athletic--he reportedly beat No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Greg Oden in a one-on-one basketball game when both were in high school--he's not a lock to stay in the infield. He has hard hands and some scouts think he might fit better in center field. He has the speed to make the transition, as he ran a 6.6-second 60-yard dash on scout day during the fall, and enough arm for the outfield.
14 292 Cincinnati Reds Daniel Pigott OF Florida Fla. $40,000
Senior outfielder Daniel Pigott has been a steady contributor the last two seasons with gap power and average speed. He should be a solid organizational player and stick around pro ball a bit longer than older brother Jonathan, who spent one year in the Braves system.
15 293 Cleveland Indians Jacob Lee RHP Arkansas State Ark. $2,500
Arkansas' No. 4 prospect last year, Lee wasn't drafted after an up-and-down spring. He was better as a sophomore, with more consistent velocity in the 89-91 mph range and even touching 93. His curveball remains his best pitch, earning 55 grades for its shape and consistency, and his changeup is fringe-average to better. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder lacks upside but is a solid senior sign.
16 294 Washington Nationals Derek Self RHP Louisville Ky. $25,000
Self hoped to sign with the Athletics as a 27th-round pick last year, so he skipped summer ball in favor of long-tossing and lifting weights. He never got a deal done with Oakland but did get stronger, which has paid off with improved stuff in his senior season. Scouts like Self more now than they did when he was winning the first 16 decisions of his Louisville career. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder's fastball has gone from 87-91 mph to 92-95 and his so-so slider has transformed into an 87-88 mph cutter. He seems to be most effective when he sacrifices a little velocity for added sink. Self doesn't miss a lot of bats, but he doesn't beat himself with walks and he generates groundout after groundout. He's attractive to teams as a senior who belongs in the top 10 rounds and still can be had at a discount.
17 295 Toronto Blue Jays Jordan Leyland 1B Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Calif. $5,000
Leyland spent his first three seasons at UC Irvine, and he generated some draft buzz by flashing provocative raw power in the Cape Cod League as well as in the fall before his junior year. But Leyland hit just seven homers in three years at UCI and fell out of favor for his limited defensive skills, so he transferred to Azusa Pacific and put up monstrous numbers as a senior, hitting .419/.509/.802 with 22 homers, 19 doubles and 74 RBIs (though Azusa Pacific's home ballpark is a band box). The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Leyland has plus raw power from the right side, and some scouts think he has a chance to be a bat-first slugger in the Paul Goldschmidt mold. But he lacks athleticism and is no better than a fringe-average defender at first base, so he'll have to hit a lot.
18 296 Los Angeles Dodgers Zack Bird RHP Murrah HS, Jackson, Miss. Miss. $140,000
Bird's father Eugene lettered at Southern Miss, and the raw Bird was expected to follow his dad to Hattiesburg. The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder has touched 92 mph and has a projectable frame that scouts like. He's inexperienced, which shows in his inconsistent delivery and control as well as little things like fielding. He has his share of athletic ability, throws a curveball around 70 mph that could use more power but has fair shape, and the makings of a changeup.
19 297 Los Angeles Angels Michael Roth LHP South Carolina S.C. $20,000
Roth needs no introduction to baseball fans after he burst onto the scene as a sophomore in South Carolina's run to a national title in 2010. In 2011, he led the Gamecocks back to Omaha and finished at 14-3, 1.06 and logged 145 innings. Roth doesn't own a plus pitch and his fastball sits in the mid-80s, but he changes arm slots, locates well and is extremely savvy. Heading into the Southeastern Conference tournament, he was 5-1, 2.66 with 70 strikeouts and 31 walks in 95 innings.
20 298 San Francisco Giants Shilo McCall OF Piedra Vista HS, Farmington, N.M. N.M. $200,000
McCall helped lead Piedra Vista to its third straight New Mexico 4-A title. He has a muscular, 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame, runs well for his size and has strength in his swing, though he has a tendency to pull off balls. He shows an average arm. Some scouts think there's too much stiffness to his game and don't think he's speedy enough for center field or powerful enough for a corner spot. McCall is committed to Arkansas.
21 299 Atlanta Braves Steven Schils RHP Florida Tech Fla. $50,000
Schils is a physical 6-foot-2, 210-pounder who pitched 24 innings over two seasons at High Point. He transferred to Division II Florida Tech this spring to get playing time and opened the season as the team's closer before losing that role due to a bout of wildness that included 13 walks in his 10 innings. Despite a fastball that touched the mid-90s and that sits in the 91-92 mph range, he had just four strikeouts in the spring.
22 300 St. Louis Cardinals Rowan Wick C Cypress (Calif.) JC Calif. $75,000
A 19th-round pick out of a Vancouver high school in 2010, Wick started his collegiate career at St. John's before transferring to Cypress. He created some buzz among scouts in the fall but had a pedestrian spring for Cypress, hitting .310 in just 87 at-bats, though he heated up down the stretch and finished with a team-best six homers. At 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, Wick stands out for his plus to plus-plus raw power, but his feel for hitting is a huge question mark. He also has an above-average arm and average speed. Wick's raw tools are intriguing, but he has a long way to go to harness them.
23 301 Boston Red Sox Mike Miller SS Cal Poly Calif. $5,000
The 5-foot-8 Miller is a prototypical scrappy gamer who plays above his tools. Miller led the Mustangs in hitting this spring (.354) while playing very steady defense at short (.967 fielding percentage). He has some looseness in his hands and an up-the-middle offensive approach. Miller is a below-average runner, but his quality instincts make him a good baserunner. He should be able to fill in at shortstop in pro ball, but his arm and range fit better at second.
24 302 Tampa Bay Rays Joey Rickard OF Arizona Ariz. $122,500
Rickard tracks the ball really well in center field, the position he's played for the Wildcats since he was a freshman. He's been a steady player all three years, has a leadoff-hitter's approach and led the Pacific 12 Conference in stolen bases. Rickard bats righthanded and throws lefthanded, so he's limited to the outfield and profiles best in a backup role. Scouts and coaches love Rickard's makeup and leadership.
25 303 Arizona Diamondbacks Jeff Gibbs RHP Maine Maine $90,000
There were high hopes for Gibbs this season with his arm strength and 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame. But Gibbs has struggled, going 3-4, 7.81 with 52 strikeouts and 38 walks in 55 innings. He also hit nine batters and threw 19 wild pitches. He sits 90-92 mph with ease and can get up to the mid 90s, but his fastball is a true pitch and he gets behind in the count a lot. His slider and changeup are average, but he tends to nibble too much and needs to pitch with more confidence.
26 304 Detroit Tigers Jake Stewart OF Stanford Calif. $125,000
Stewart was a phenomenal athlete coming out of Rocky Mountain High (Fort Collins, Colo.), but even then we wrote that there were questions about his bat. Three years later, Stewart isn't the same athlete he was out of high school and still has scouts wondering how much he'll hit, since he's never quite put it together at Stanford. Over his three years there, Stewart is hitting .258/.308/.373. Stewart has come up out of his Jeff Bagwell-esque low crouch this year, but still has some stiffness to his swing and is overly aggressive at the plate. Stewart has some strength in his frame, but projects to hit for gap power, not home run power. He is an above-average runner and plays a great center field. But if his bat doesn't develop, that's more of a fourth outfielder's profile, rather than an everyday player.
27 305 Milwaukee Brewers Alex Lavandero RHP Belen Jesuit Prep, Miami Fla. $125,000
Lavandero has a projectable pitcher's body at 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, and the Florida Atlantic recruit has solid athleticism. Some scouts subscribe to the theory that few Florida pitchers are projectable because of the Sunshine State's year-round play; Lavandero's frame, clean arm action and athleticism could make him an exception. He has some effort in his delivery that could lead to improved velocity if he becomes more efficient. He stays tall in his delivery, has touched 91-92 mph and generally sits 87-90 mph. He also throws a breaking ball and a changeup and has some feel for pitching.
28 306 Texas Rangers John Niggli RHP Liberty Va. $10,000
Niggli is a strike thrower that sits 86-88 and can touch 90. He also mixes in a two-seamer and changeup. He went 9-4, 2.17 with a save in 104 innings pitched.
29 307 New York Yankees Derek Varnadore RHP Auburn Ala. $10,000
Varnadore led Auburn in innings as a senior, after being a 17th-round pick last year. His deceptive arm action precludes him from having consistent command. He pitches off an 89-90 mph fastball with a slider and changeup, none of it consistent.
30 308 Philadelphia Phillies Jordan Guth RHP Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wis. $50,000
Though Guth had an inconsistent season, it's easy to dream on a 6-foot-5, 215-pounder who can hit 94 mph with his fastball. His velocity dipped as low as 86 times this spring, when he continually battled his command. His slider, curveball and changeup all have their moments, but he's still figuring things out on the mound.