Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
23 687 San Francisco Giants Jason Jarvis RHP Neb. $100,000
When Arizona State ruled him academically ineligible in mid-March, righthander Jason Jarvis became eligible for selection this year because he withdrew from the university more than 45 days before the draft. He found a home with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the independent American Association, the league that Luke Hochevar and Max Scherzer used as a springboard to major league contracts the previous two years. With the Sun Devils, Jarvis relied primarily on a lively low-90s fastball. With the Saltdogs, he has cleaned up his delivery and used an improved changeup more often. He uses his slider mainly as a chase pitch, and his repertoire and aggressive nature fit best in the bullpen. Jarvis' fastball velocity has been inconsistent with Lincoln, sometimes dipping into the high 80s. Scouts have questioned his makeup since he was in high school, but the Saltdogs have praised his composure.