Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
6 207 Los Angeles Angels Eric Stamets SS Ind. $169,900
Stamets offers two tools that are rare among college prospects: plus-plus speed and legitimate shortstop defense. He can get from the right side of the plate to first base in 4.1 seconds and has stolen 100 bases in three seasons at Evansville. He covers a lot of ground at shortstop, and he also has sure hands to go with a solid arm. A team that values speed and defense could grab Stamets as early as the fourth round, but he could last longer because of questions about his bat. The 6-foot, 185-pounder uses a short stroke and slaps at the ball. He has good hand-eye coordination and makes consistent contact but produces very little power. He had just two extra-base hits (both doubles) in 42 games with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer, and some scouts worry that he won't be able to handle good velocity in pro ball.