Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
15 471 Los Angeles Angels Mike Nesseth RHP Neb.
Nesseth and Nebraska both suffered through a disappointing spring, as he failed to make the transition from the bullpen to the rotation and the Cornhuskers had their first losing season since 1997. As a redshirt freshman reliever in 2008, Nesseth worked at 92-95 mph and touched 97 with his fastball. He also had a hard slider that overpowered hitters, and he showed both of those power pitches as a starter in the Northwoods League last summer. But he struggled in that role at Nebraska, moved back to the bullpen in mid-March and produced mixed results when he returned to the rotation five weeks later. Nesseth's fastball has varied from 88-90 mph to the low 90s, peaking at 95 when he worked in relief. His slider and control also have regressed and lacked consistency. His changeup is still a work in progress and it remains to be seen whether he can put everything together to serve as a starter20in pro ball. Nesseth uses his 6-foot-5, 220-pound frame to work downhill from a low three-quarters angle. The Cornhuskers had him watch tapes of Kevin Brown and A.J. Burnett, but to no avail. With a good spring, Nesseth might have pitched his way into the back of the first round. As a draft-eligible sophomore who hasn't per formed well, he won't go as high as his raw talent might dictate. The team that drafts him probably will monitor him during the summer in the Cape Cod League, waiting for his stuff to bounce back before making a significant investment in him.
24 733 Chicago White Sox Jeff Tezak 2B Neb.
38 1155 New York Yankees Adam Bailey OF Neb.
Adam Bailey was a pitcher on Arizona State's 2007 College World Series team before transferring to South Mountain (Ariz.) CC and then Nebraska. The 6-foot, 189-pounder is now a starting outfielder who led the Cornhuskers with 12 homers. He has good bat speed and would offer even more lefthanded power if he turned on more pitches. Despite his arm strength, he'll fit best in left field as a pro.