Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
29 882 Minnesota Twins Beau Wright LHP Calif.
UC Irvine's top recruit is lefthander Beau Wright, who during a practice session for the 2008 Aflac game was conked in the head by a line drive. The injury restricted him from pitching until the spring, and scouts were disappointed by his performance. A 6-foot-2, 230-pounder, Wright doesn't offer much projection and may struggle with fitness as his career progresses. His raw stuff is decent but not overwhelming, featuring an 89-91 mph fastball, a mid-80s two-seamer and a 74-77 mph curve. Both his command and velocity are hurt by his poor mechanics. Wright's freak injury has slowed his progress, but he still may draw early draft attention as a lefthander with average stuff.