Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
15 449 Cincinnati Reds Jamie Walczak RHP Pa.
Jamie Walczak started 55 games as an outfielder this spring, hitting .357, but scouts prefer him off the mound, where he went 4-3, 0.93 with five saves and 23 strikeouts in 19 innings. He has limited pitching experience, so his secondary stuff is underdeveloped, but he does pitch with a 90-92 mph fastball. He has an athletic, physical frame at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, and he figures to be drafted in the top 20 rounds as an intriguing senior sign.
26 800 Chicago Cubs Steve Grife RHP Pa.
Steve Grife, generously listed at 6 feet, 170 pounds, has plenty of effort in his delivery, but he has handled a starter's workload the last few years. He ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the Coastal Plain League last summer and went 5-1, 3.24 with 73 strikeouts in 67 innings this spring. Grife pitches off a plus fastball that he can run up to 94 mph. While his secondary stuff has improved since last year, his curveball and slider are still below-average at best. He has feel for a changeup, but he often slows down his arm when he throws it. He profiles as a reliever in pro ball, and it's unlikely a club will buy him out of his senior year at Mercyhurst.