Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
2 80 Toronto Blue Jays Justin Nicolino LHP Fla. $615,000
If teams considered him signable, lefthander Nicolino could factor into the first three rounds for some scouts. While it's hard to call Florida prep pitchers projectable because they throw year-round, Nicolino is just growing into his 6-foot-3 frame, having put on 15 pounds since last summer to get up to 175 pounds. Nicolino pitches off his fastball in the 88-91 mph range and has shown a curveball with average potential. His changeup is the better pitch now, and it's easy to see him as a three-pitch lefty with plus velocity down the line. It's also considered hard to buy Nicolino out of a Virginia commitment when scouts have to project on the velocity. A strong showing at the state all-star games in Sebring, though, could prod a team to pop Nicolino.