Players signed indicated in Bold
||San Diego Padres
|Five-foot-9 speedster Mallex Smith was a 13th-round pick last year and is essentially the same player this spring. Now he has added a year of junior-college performance, hitting .387/.472/.473 for Santa Fe (Fla.) JC while adding 31 stolen bases in 37 attempts. He's an 80 runner with some rawness to his game that shows up most on defense. Smith lacks the strength to drive the ball consistently now and has to get stronger to keep pitchers honest at the pro level. He has a below-average arm.
||New York Mets
|Georgia Tech could have used 5-foot-11, 175-pound Markey this year; he transferred after tossing five innings for the Yellow Jackets as a sophomore. He was the workhorse for an intriguing staff at Santa Fe (Fla.) JC, touching 94 mph with a generally average fastball. He commanded the pitch as well as his curveball. He walked just nine in 87 innings. Most likely, he'll make good on his commitment to Virginia Tech.