Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
7 231 Chicago White Sox Jose Barraza C Calif. $146,300
Barraza lost some weight this spring, but still has a thick build at 6-foot-2 and around 220 pounds. Barraza has the arm strength to remain behind the plate, but he'll need to improve all around defensively to remain at the position. A team will be patient with that project because that's where he profiles best. If he had to move, it would be to first base, which would obviously put a lot more pressure on his bat. Barraza is a lefthanded hitter and offers intriguing raw power potential. The combination of size, arm strength and lefthanded power interests teams and Barraza is not committed to a college, so he is certainly signable.