Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
1 10 Washington Nationals Drew Storen RHP Calif. $1,600,000
Storen was considered one of the more polished high school pitchers available in the 2007 draft, which makes sense since he was 19. He instantly settled in as the closer and helped the Cardinal reach the 2008 College World Series. The eligible sophomore has been one of the few bright spots for a disappointing '09 Stanford club. Storen has been one of the team's few consistent performers, thanks to his ability to throw quality strikes. He pumps his fastball in the 92-94 mph range and regularly touches 95-96. His fastball has decent life, and his biggest difficulty has been locating it. When he misses, he misses up, leaving him a bit homer prone. While he throws a decent changeup, it's rare, and his power slider is his best secondary pitch, giving him a second plus offering. Storen challenges hitters and isn't afraid to pitch inside. He has a good chance to be the first college closer drafted, potentially in the supplemental or second round. While many eligible sophomores at academic institutions such as Stanford can be tough signs, Storen, whose father Mark Patrick is a radio talk show host who worked on XM Radio's Home Plate baseball channel, will be 22 in August and has little left to prove in college.
8 251 Houston Astros Brandt Walker RHP Calif. $150,000
Walker is all promise and potential, for 6-foot-3, 180-pound righthander has a thin resume. Drafted out of high school in the 21st round by the Rangers in 2006, Walker went 0-1, 7.11 this spring and never won a game in three seasons at Stanford. Scouts attending the Cardinal's fall practice saw Walker touch 95-96 mph with his fastball, the type of velocity that drew draft attention despite his lack of on-field results.
12 355 Pittsburgh Pirates Jeff Inman RHP Calif. $425,000
Inman started the year as a potential first-rounder after a solid sophomore season and good summer in the Cape Cod League. He never got it together this spring, though, going 2-6, 6.11 as opponents hit .307 against him. At his best in the past, he showed a low-90s fastball that touches 96, solid curveball and changeup, but he was never at his best this spring and scouts said he got worse as the year went on. Against New Mexico on May 10, his velocity dropped into the low 80s and he left after one batter, with reports that he had shoulder tendinitis. He didn't pitch the rest of the season, so teams' views of the condition of his shoulder could drive how high he's drafted.
20 614 New York Mets Joey August OF Calif.
30 894 San Diego Padres Wande Olabisi OF Calif.