Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
19 567 Pittsburgh Pirates Kent Emanuel LHP Ga.
Scouts sounded more intrigued by another Tar Heels recruit, lefty Emanuel, who has less present stuff but more projection. He's a strike thrower who pitches off his fastball, and he gets good angle out of his 6-foot-5 frame. Emmanuel sits in the 84-88 mph range now and has scraped 91, and if he bumps up his velocity he'll chew up wood bats because he get excellent gloveside run on his heater. He's athletic and played for Woodstock High's basketball team, and he repeats his delivery well. Emanuel's commitment to North Carolina and loopy, slow curveball may push him down in the draft.