Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
23 710 New York Mets Connor Baits RHP Calif.
Baits has a big 6-foot-5, 210-pound frame and has flashed intriguing arm strength at times, touching 93-94 mph on the showcase circuit and in scout ball last year. He hasn't shown that kind of velocity this spring, working more in the 86-90 mph range with a decent hard slurve at 77-79 and a fair changeup at 82-83. Scouts have expressed concerns over his ability to maintain a funky delivery and arm action, leading some to believe he profiles as a reliever, where his aggressive approach would be an asset. Baits is committed to UC Santa Barbara but could be drafted as high as the fifth round.