Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
4 139 Oakland Athletics B.J. Boyd OF Calif. $300,000
Boyd benefited from playing right across the street from Stanford, making it easy for crosscheckers to see Boyd and the Cardinal's many prospects in one trip. Boyd has a compact, muscular frame at 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds. He starred on Palo Alto's football team as a running back, wide receiver and kick returner and his speed is above-average or maybe a little better. He has drawn Division I interest as a football player, but remained uncommitted and scouts believe he is more interested in baseball. His two-sport focus means he'll need instruction and reps at the next level, but he has tools and quick-twitch athleticism that can't be taught. He has put his above-average speed to use this year, stealing 25 bases in his team's 32 games. His speed helps him cover ground in center field, though he'll need to improve his routes, and his arm is below-average right now. He also has the elements to be an above-average hitter from the left side of the plate and projects to hit around 10 home runs annually as a pro.