Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
12 363 Seattle Mariners Mike Dowd C N.H. $100,000
Mike Dowd is a 5-foot-9, 210-pound backstop with pure arm strength that receives 70 grades on the 20-80 scouting scale. Dowd has average receiving skills and doesn't move well behind the plate, but he makes up for those deficiencies with his throwing ability and churns out 1.85-second pop times. Scouts question how Dowd's bat will play at the next level, as he struggled in the Cape Cod League, hitting .238 with one extra-base hit in 44 plate appearances last summer. Using wood for the last three years should ease his professional transition. A Division-II Preseason All-American, Dowd has a contact approach and shows raw power at times. He profiles best as a big league backup.
36 1109 New York Yankees Ryan Thompson RHP N.H.
The first Franklin Pierce Raven off the board should be redshirt sophomore righthander Ryan Thompson, who played at UConn for two years before transferring to Franklin Pierce last fall. Thompson, who is originally from Canada and learned how to play baseball in the Bahamas, hadn't pitched much before this season, but he went 11-1, 1.23 with 114 strikeouts in 95 innings through 13 starts in the wood-bat Northeast-10 Conference. Thompson's fastball sits at 88-92 mph with occasional sink, though scouts want to see him work off it more often, and he throws an average slider and a developing changeup. He holds velocity deep into games, which should give him a chance to start at the next level, but he profiles better as a sinker/slider reliever. Thompson could get taken in the top eight rounds, but he's more likely to go somewhere between rounds 10 and 15.
45 1377 San Francisco Giants Brian Maloney LHP N.H.
Brian Maloney has put up gaudy numbers for the last few years and shattered the school's strikeout record early in his senior year, and he whiffed 115 batters through 13 starts this year. A 6-foot, 185-pound pitchability lefthander, Maloney has a fastball that tops out around 88 mph and pitches off his secondary stuff, including an average curveball and changeup. Maloney will be taken late as a senior sign.
47 1424 Los Angeles Dodgers Gregg Downing LHP N.H.