Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
4 125 Baltimore Orioles Kyle Simon RHP Ariz. $231,300
While he's a lot bigger than Oregon State's Sam Gaviglio at 6-foot-5 and 219 pounds, Simon has similar stuff, as a righthander with a lot of sink on his fastball and a good feel for pitching. Simon peaks at 93 mph, though he usually works between 86-89. He doesn't have a put-away pitch as Gaviglio does, and it shows up when comparing their strikeout totals. Simon's secondary offerings consist of a cutter at 84-87 mph and a changeup. Simon is big and sturdy with a lot of deception in his delivery. He could go to the bullpen and show more of those 93s, or he could stay in the rotation and get a bunch of groundouts as a back-of-the-rotation starter.
4 147 San Francisco Giants Bryce Bandilla LHP Ariz. $185,000
Bandilla has a lot of qualities scouts like: He's a beast at 6-foot-4, 237 pounds and can get his fastball up to 97 mph from the left side. He hasn't been consistent this year, however, and while he has the most electric stuff in Arizona's bullpen, he has pitched mostly in the middle innings and hasn't been trusted to close. When his stuff is on, it's undeniable. His fastball sits in the 92-95 mph range, and his best secondary offering is an above-average changeup that he has a good feel for. He throws a slurvy breaking ball in the bullpen but rarely uses it in games. He needs work on his fastball command and has some effort in his delivery as he flies open a little bit. Still, he could get a chance to start as a pro because his velocity from the left side is so rare.
7 222 New York Mets Cole Frenzel 1B Ariz. $200,000
It was a banner year in the Dakotas--and the crop is even more impressive if you consider players that have since moved on to other states, like righthander Sam Wolff at JC of Southern Nevada and first baseman Cole Frenzel at Arizona. Frenzel was a 48th-round pick out of Dickinson (N.D.) High in 2009 and is now a draft-eligible sophomore. Frenzel shows some raw power, but mostly uses a flat, line-drive approach and doesn't utilize his lower half much in his swing. He has the arm strength to tempt a team to use him at third base, but probably winds up at first base, where his bat doesn't profile as well.
11 349 Toronto Blue Jays Andy Burns SS Ariz. $250,000
Shortstop Andy Burns transferred from the Wildcats of Kentucky to the Wildcats of Arizona after last season, so he had to sit out this season. He was one of the top high school prospects in Colorado in 2008, but he fell to the Rockies in the 25th round because of his strong commitment to Kentucky. Burns has been working out for teams this spring and has expressed interest in signing. He'll get a chance to remain at shortstop as a pro, though he may eventually move to third base. He's an above-average runner and has the footwork to remain in the middle of the diamond. He has smooth actions, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame and well above-average arm strength. There are more questions about his bat than his defense, and he batted .279 in his two seasons at Kentucky. He will likely play in the Cape Cod League this summer to try and boost his stock.
12 386 Atlanta Braves Matt Chaffee LHP Ariz. $100,000
Lefthander Matt Chaffee worked hard to overcome a torn labrum and has been impressive late in the year as the Wildcats' closer. His fastball sits in the 90-92 mph range and has a three-pitch mix with a curveball he can throw for strikes and a changeup. There's no denying Chaffee's stuff, so it's just a matter of how much teams worry about his medical history.
31 945 Los Angeles Angels Jett Bandy C Ariz.
Catcher Jett Bandy is a good receiver but has fringy arm strength and a questionable bat.
33 1015 Cincinnati Reds Steve Selsky OF Ariz.
41 1237 Washington Nationals Bryce Ortega 3B Ariz.