Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
4 150 St. Louis Cardinals Alex Mejia SS Ariz. $250,000
Mejia hit well for Arizona this year. He has a line-drive stroke with an all-field approach. Mejia is an average runner with good footwork and soft hands. His pure arm strength is below average, but he has a quick release, which makes it play up. Mejia could play shortstop some, but he profiles best as a utility player in the big leagues. Mejia's cousin is Brewers righthander Marco Estrada.
5 187 New York Yankees Rob Refsnyder 2B Ariz. $205,900
Born in South Korea, Refsnyder went to Laguna Hills (Calif.) High, where he was teammates with Royals lefthander John Lamb. Refsnyder bats and throws righthanded and has a 6-foot, 200-pound frame. Scouts like his bat and think he could be an average hitter. He's always hitting--he holds his high school record for the highest career batting average and is a career .341 hitter over his three years with the Wildcats. The problem scouts have is that Refsnyder just doesn't profile as a corner outfielder in pro ball because he has a flat swing that's geared more for doubles than home runs. He's an average runner with an average arm, so scouts who like the bat are interested in getting Refsnyder to move back to second base, a position he played in high school.
6 210 St. Louis Cardinals Kurt Heyer RHP Ariz. $165,100
Because they're from the same state and both get by on command and deception over stuff, Heyer is often compared to Arizona State ace Brady Rodgers. Heyer is more physical at 6-foot-2 and 211 pounds. He's also more aggressive on the mound, showing a better ability to attack hitters and a little bit of a mean streak. Even with those points in his favor, Heyer doesn't have Rodgers' four-pitch arsenal. Heyer pitches with a fastball in the 86-89 mph range and an average slider. He shows an occasional changeup and curveball, but mostly sticks to his two main pitches and relies on his above-average control and command. Heyer has some funkiness to his delivery, but shows exceptional work ethic, competitiveness and toughness. Heyer has been very successful as a starter at Arizona--he ranked second in the Pac-10 in strikeouts last year and ranks second again this year--but scouts believe his two-pitch repertoire and aggressive demeanor profile better in the bullpen as a pro.
8 262 Cincinnati Reds Seth Mejias-Brean 3B Ariz. $125,000
Mejias-Brean got some late attention for the Wildcats. He's an excellent defender at third base, helping give Arizona the best left side of the infield in the Pac-12. He has a solid, athletic build at 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds and put together a solid season offensively. Mejias-Brean has a little pop in his righthanded swing, but mostly profiles as a gap-to-gap, line-drive hitter.
9 302 Tampa Bay Rays Joey Rickard OF 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.