Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
9 289 St. Louis Cardinals Tyler Lyons LHP Okla. $40,000
After leading USA Baseball's college team with a 0.00 ERA in 2008, lefthander Tyler Lyons had a chance to go in the first round of the 2009 draft. His stuff was down for most of his junior season, picked back up in the NCAA playoffs and the Cape Cod League, but dipped again this spring. Lyons pitched at 87-90 mph as a sophomore and added velocity coming out of the Team USA bullpen, but now he rarely tops 88. His curveball also has regressed, leaving his changeup as his best pitch. He still throws strikes, but he got pounded to the tune of a 3-6, 6.06 record this spring. The 6-foot-2, 207-pounder now projects as a middle reliever, though moving back to the bullpen could restore zip to this fastball. Though he had a good summer on the Cape last year, the Yankees didn't make him an offer after drafting him in the 10th round.
13 393 Houston Astros Davis Duren 2B Okla.
18 549 Milwaukee Brewers Thomas Keeling LHP Okla.
The Yankees could have taken a huge bite out of the Oklahoma State rotation when they drafted Tyler Lyons (10th round) and Keeling (20th round as a draft-eligible sophomore) a year ago, but both lefthanders decided to return to school. Keeling has improved his stock and should go slightly ahead of Lyons in the fifth to seventh round this June, but he's still trying to figure out how to harness his quality stuff. Keeling would have placed fourth in NCAA Division I in strikeouts per nine innings (12.9) in 2009 if he hadn't fallen a few innings short of qualifying, and he ranked fourth with the same rate at the end of the 2010 regular season. Yet he didn't become a full-time starter until his redshirt junior season and went just 4-6, 5.74 this spring. Keeling's best pitch is a 90-93 mph fastball that tops out at 96 with riding life. The 6-foot-3, 184-pounder gets that movement by throwing across his body, which hampers his control and ability to throw a breaking ball. His slider has improved but he still can't consistently find the strike zone with it. After missing the 2007 season because the growth plate in his shoulder blade was irritating a muscle, Keeling has been healthy since. But he's still learning how to pitch.
19 569 Kansas City Royals Kevin David C Okla.
A high school shortstop, Kevin David converted to catcher when he arrived at Oklahoma State and missed the 2008 season after having Tommy John surgery. He's still smoothing out rough edges behind the plate, but he does have arm strength and power potential. The 6-foot-1, 203-pounder is a better athlete than most catchers, too. He's a redshirt junior who turned down the Cubs as a 35th-round pick last year.
22 665 Oakland Athletics Mike Strong LHP Okla.
Lefthander Mike Strong was Oklahoma State's most effective starter after transferring from Iowa Western CC. He's 6 feet and 184 pounds, with a quick arm capable of delivering 90-92 mph fastballs and hard curveballs. The White Sox drafted him in the 25th round last year.
34 1028 Chicago White Sox Dusty Harvard OF Okla.
43 1291 Arizona Diamondbacks Tom Belza 2B Okla.