Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
1s 42 Los Angeles Angels Garrett Richards RHP Okla. $802,800
The state of Oklahoma is loaded with pitching prospects this year, and no one has stuff as unhittable or a performance as mystifying as Richards. He routinely sits at 93-95 mph with life on his fastball and touched 98 in a relief outing against Wichita State. He has a mid-80s slider with bite that peaked at 89 mph against the Shockers. And if that's not enough, he has a power curveball and flashes an effective changeup. He has a quick arm, a strong 6-foot-2, 217-pound build and throws on a downhill plane with little effort. Yet Richards never has posted an ERA lower than 6.00 in three college seasons, and opponents had batted .268 with 11 homers against him entering NCAA regional play. "It's unbelievable that he gets hit," one scout said. Outside of a stint in the Alaska League last summer, Richards never has harnessed his wicked stuff on anything approaching a consistent basis. He has trouble throwing strikes and flies open in his delivery, allowing hitters a good look at what's coming. He has the raw ingredients to become a frontline starter, and on the rare occasions when he has command, he looks like an easy first-round pick. He looked better than ever down the stretch and in the NCAA playoffs, fueling speculation that a team could gamble on him as high as in the first round.
4 124 Texas Rangers Andrew Doyle RHP Okla. $234,000
Doyle has solid stuff and a craftsman's approach to pitching. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder has the arm strength to dial a four-seam fastball up to 93-94 mph when needed, but he prefers to throw 89-91 mph two-seamers on the corners, allowing their sink to create groundouts. His slider isn't a swing-and-miss pitch but it is an out pitch, generating off-balance swings and more groundouts. His changeup gives him a third pitch that induces weak contact. Doyle has an easy delivery and is always around the plate. He doesn't have the sexiest arsenal, especially compared to flamethrowing but erratic teammate Garrett Richards, but Doyle does have 17 wins in two seasons in Oklahoma's rotation. He projects as a possible third-round pick and potential No. 3 starter in the big leagues.
5 157 Los Angeles Dodgers J.T. Wise C Okla. $130,000
J.T. Wise switched schools (Louisiana State to Okahoma) and positions (third base to catcher) as a junior in 2008 and went undrafted. That won't happen again after he won Big 12 Conference player of the year honors this spring, when he batted .359 with 17 homers and threw out 52 percent of basestealers. A 6-foot-1, 207-pounder who bats righthanded, Wise has enticing power and arm strength. He'll need to make better contact and quiet down as a receiver in pro ball. A 45th-round pick by the Athletics in 2007, he's the great-nephew of 1960 World Series MVP Bobby Richardson.
7 210 Detroit Tigers Jamie Johnson OF Okla. $125,000
Johnson was drafted in the 50th round out of a Louisiana high school in 2006, but went unselected at Texarkana (Texas) JC in 2007 and as a draft-eligible sophomore at Oklahoma last June. That won't happen again because he has developed into one of the better all-around college players in the Midwest. Though he stands just 5-foot-8 and 185 pounds, Johnson has the bat speed and surprising strength to hit for average and at least gap power from the left side of the plate. He needs to cut down on his strikeouts, especially if he's going to remain a leadoff man in pro ball, but he has the patience to draw walks and the plus speed to steal bases. His quickness also serves him well on defense, where he has good range in center field and a strong arm for the position.
9 276 Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Anderson RHP Okla. $85,000
Righthander Chase Anderson helped his draft chances with a strong relief outing against Wichita State in the NCAA regionals, blanking the Shockers for 5 1/3 innings while allowing one hit and striking out six. He's not big (6-foot-1, 162 pounds) or overpowering, but he mixes four pitches and consistently fools batters with his changeup. The Twins drafted him twice previously, in the 42nd round out of high school in 2006 and in the 40th round out of North Central (Texas) JC in 2007.
9 277 Los Angeles Dodgers Bryant Hernandez SS Okla. $115,000
Shortstop Bryant Hernandez started just 39 games in his first two college seasons but broke out and batted .351 with 12 homers and 10 steals this spring. Though he's undersized at 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds, he generates surprising pop from the right side of the plate. He has good speed and the ability to make accurate throws from different angles. Hernandez sometimes tries to do too much, leading to strikeouts and errors.
11 325 Pittsburgh Pirates Aaron Baker 1B Okla.
First baseman Aaron Baker stands out for his power and patience at the plate. The 6-foot-3, 232-pound lefthanded hitter smoked 15 homers and drew 40 walks in 63 games this season. He also starts his hands low and has some holes in his swing, compromising his ability to make contact (50 strikeouts) and hit for average (.284). A below-average athlete and runner, Baker could offer some surprising defensive value. He caught in high school and played there at times this spring. He has an average arm and threw out five of 11 basestealers. He's the grandson of Jerry Mays, who played in two Super Bowls and was an all-American Football League performer as an offensive and defensive lineman.
26 785 Cleveland Indians Antwonie Hubbard RHP Okla.
26 793 Chicago White Sox Matt Harughty 2B Okla.