Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
30 920 Colorado Rockies Jeff Ames RHP Wash.
It was a banner year for Northwest junior colleges last year, but this year the talent is down. The best prospect is righthander Jeff Ames, who was a 46th-round pick by the Phillies last year and has improved significantly. His velocity has jumped from 86-88 mph to 89-91, and he tightened up his secondary pitches as well. He got bigger and stronger--now standing 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds--which improved his arm speed. He still needs to work on throwing more quality strikes.