Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
15 475 Toronto Blue Jays Ryan Borucki LHP Ill. $426,000
Scouts considered Borucki comparable to Alex Young, the state's top prospect, until he was diagnosed with a tear in his pitching elbow following a no-hitter against Cary-Grove HS (Cary) in late March. Doctors initially thought he'd need Tommy John surgery, but he opted for rehab and pitched in a junior-varsity game before the end of the season. When fully healthy, the 6-foot-4, 170-pounder has a 90-93 mph fastball with very good life. He's still refining his slider and changeup, but he has come a long way since he was a 5-foot-8 sophomore topping out at 79 mph. Questions about his health may compromise Borucki's signability and make him more likely to follow through on his commitment to Iowa.