Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
15 477 Los Angeles Angels Reid Scoggins RHP Texas $100,000
Area scouts had to flock to Howard JC in mid-April amid reports that Scoggs was hitting 101 mph. The Major League Scouting Bureau graded his Overall Future Potential as 62 on the 20-80 scale, which would put him in the top half of the first round. When scouts got to Big Spring, they didn't see triple digits but did see a 91-96 mph fastball that could land him in the first five rounds. Scoggins is somewhat of a mystery because he missed 2011 recovering from Tommy John surgery and pitched only 20 innings in relief this spring. He has a strong 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame and a slurvy mid-80s slider with some depth that gives him the makings of an average second pitch. There's a lot of effort in his delivery, which features a pronounced head whack, and his mechanics lead to below-average command. Scouts wonder whether he'll throw enough quality strikes if his pro team leaves his delivery alone, or whether he'll lose velocity if a club tries to clean him up. Though he's committed to Florida International, Scoggins already is 21 and is believed to be signable.
20 634 Detroit Tigers Logan Ehlers LHP Texas $122,000
An eighth-round pick out of a Nebraska high school in 2010, Ehlers turned down an $800,000 offer from the Blue Jays. When the NCAA ruled that his adviser had negotiated directly with the team when he bumped into a Jays official at the Area Code Games, it suspended Ehlers for 60 percent of the 2011 season. Following a coaching change with the Cornhuskers and minor shoulder surgery last July, he transferred to Howard JC and became draft-eligible this spring. Hawks coach Britt Smith, who has sent several pitchers to Division I programs and pro ball, says Ehlers has the best combination of pitchability and stuff of anyone he has coached. He throws strikes with three pitches that all have a chance to become at least average big league offerings. He has a quick arm that delivers fastballs ranging from 88-92 mph and sitting at 90-91. His slider is a strikeout pitch at times but loopy at others, and his changeup is more of a show-me offering that he needs to use more often. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder tends to spin away from the plate in his delivery, but he makes it work. He has committed to Texas Tech for 2013 but is expected to sign.
32 983 Cleveland Indians Paul Hendrix SS Texas
37 1124 Chicago Cubs Clayton Crum RHP Texas
Crum was the No. 2 pitcher behind Matt Purke at Klein (Texas) High before he blew out his elbow, had Tommy John surgery in 2009 and missed most of his senior season. He didn't get on the mound in his freshman year at Texas but emerged as the No. 2 starter at Howard this spring. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Crum lacks consistency after hardly pitching the past two years, but at his best he'll throw a 90-94 mph fastball and flash a good slider and an average changeup. His fastball dips to 86-89 mph at times and can get straight. He'll need to refine his pitches and improve his control and command, but some scouts believe he has more upside than any member of the Hawks' talented pitching staff. He has committed to Oregon.
40 1232 Tampa Bay Rays Nick Sawyer RHP Texas
Sawyer was 5-foot-11 and topped out at 91 mph in high school, and while he hasn't gotten any taller in two years at Howard, he has added some serious velocity. The 185-pounder has a lightning-fast arm that produces fastballs that sit at 92-93 mph and peak at 96. He gets too concerned with radar guns however, throwing at maximum effort and losing command. He also throws a hard slider and profiles strictly as a reliever. Sawyer has been drafted twice previously, by the Reds in the 37th round in 2010 and by the Rangers in the 23rd round last year. He originally planned on transferring to Oklahoma in 2012 before returning to Howard, and he'll play at Oregon in 2013 if he doesn't turn pro.