Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
46 1396 Texas Rangers Daryl Norris RHP Ala.
Righthander/corner infielder Norris is a key Mississippi State recruit and the state's hardest thrower. He sits at 90-92 and reportedly touched 94 several times this spring, and he has a strong, physical frame at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds. He has a thick lower half and scouts doubt he has much projection. He's an arm-strength pitcher who doesn't have tremendous experience on the mound, having focused more on hitting in his high school career. He has legitimate raw power offensively and a solid approach at the plate that should play well in college. He'll play third in college but likely lacks the agility to stay there as a pro. Norris' arm strength still could get a bite in the first five rounds.