Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
12 396 Texas Rangers Keone Kela RHP Wash. $100,000
Kela spent the first three years of his high school career in California before moving up to Seattle last year for his senior year. He was a 29th-round pick by the Mariners out of Chief Sealth High last June, but instead of signing and heading to Everett to pitch for the AquaSox, he headed to Everett Community College to pitch for the Trojans. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Kela pitched in the 88-91 mph range last year, but is now sitting 91-93 out of the bullpen and touches 95. He throws a slurvy breaking ball that shows flashes of being an average slider. Kela has some effort to his delivery but has worked this season to clean up his lower half, as he was locking up his front side and has some arm recoil. With the effort comes below-average control. With his two-pitch mix and his aggressive mechanics, Kela profiles as a middle reliever in pro ball.