Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player School State Bonus
1s 47 Oakland Athletics Matt Olson Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. Ga. $1,079,700
Olson pitches (righthanded) and hits for Parkview, also known as Jeff Francoeur's alma mater, and has one of the draft's sweeter lefthanded swings. Olson has had a big spring, homering off the nation's top prep lefthander, Max Fried, during the National High School Invitational, and has pitched well also, going 11-0, 1.24. Olson's arm strength would come in handy in the outfield if he could run, and some team might try him in left field, but he's generally considered a plodder and well-below-average runner. His value is in his bat, and scouts think he'll be an above-average hitter for average and power. He shows natural hitting rhythm and a graceful, low-maintenance swing, and his knack for finding the barrel of the bat and good strength help him drive the ball to all fields. Olson is committed to Vanderbilt as a two-way player and could contribute on the mound, but scouts in Georgia aren't convinced he'll be a tough sign and believe he wants to play pro ball. Florida prep first baseman Dan Vogelbach was a second-rounder last year, and while most scouts liked Vogelbach's power potential better, Olson should still go in about the same draft range if teams believe he's signable.
1s 48 Chicago White Sox Keon Barnum King HS, Tampa Fla. $950,000
Barnum and Georgia prep Matt Olson have similar profiles as lefthanded-hitting power prep first basemen. Olson has superior hitting ability and ranks higher, but Barnum has more power, which may elevate him past Olson on some draft boards. Barnum has been a prospect since eighth grade, joining Reggie Williams' travel-ball team in the Tampa area as a 14-year-old and playing with older competition. Scouts have seen plenty of his somewhat long but powerful, leveraged swing. He has the strength and loft power to earn 70 raw power grades on the 20-80 scouting scale. Barnum also has long arms that lead to swings and misses, and he's not always confident or comfortable against offspeed pitches. His solid-average arm strength would be wasted at first base, and his fringe-average speed could make left field a possibility down the road. He's a Miami recruit.
2 62 Oakland Athletics Bruce Maxwell Birmingham-Southern Ala. $700,000
Maxwell hit his way into one of Division III's top prospects. The lefthanded hitter has strength in his 6-foot-2, 230-pound body and surprising feel for hitting. He lacks athleticism but has arm strength. He's caught enough in college to merit a look behind the plate, but scouts doubt his agility back there. He may wind up as a slugging first baseman.
2 70 San Diego Padres Dane Phillips Oklahoma City Okla. $450,000
Phillips earned all-Big 12 Conference honors as a sophomore at Oklahoma State in 2011, then led the Cape Cod League in RBIs (34) and finished second in the batting race (.349). Because he spent more time at DH than catcher for the Cowboys, though, he wanted to transfer to Arkansas, which had an opening behind the plate. The NCAA denied him a waiver to play immediately rather than sit out for a year, however, so he opted to play at NAIA power Oklahoma City instead. To no one's surprise, Phillips has continued to hit for the Stars and entered the NAIA postseason with .423/.514/.808 numbers. He's a 6-foot-1, 195-pounder with a quality lefthanded swing and an all-fields approach. He should have a least average power once he starts pulling more pitches. The question is where Phillips will play in pro ball. He has shared catching duties at Oklahoma City with senior Chad Carman, and his inexperience continues to show. Phillips has average arm strength but has a lot of work to do on his receiving, and he's not smooth or quick with his actions. The backup plan would be for Phillips to play on an outfield corner, and while his bat would work there it would diminish his value. He's a below-average runner and outfield defender.
3 97 Minnesota Twins Adam Brett Walker Jacksonville Fla. $490,400
A Wisconsin native, Walker comes from an athletic family, as his father (also Adam Brett) was an NFL replacement player in 1987 and a longtime football and track coach, while his mother was a college high jumper and volleyball player. Walker chose baseball and went South to play in college, helping lead Jacksonville to regionals in 2011 as the Atlantic Sun Conference player of the year. He hit .409/.486/.682 with 13 home runs and ranked in the top 10 in the nation in hits, RBIs and total bases. He also struck out 63 times, and then hit .216/.269/.336 with 56 strikeouts in 134 Cape Cod League at-bats last summer. Jacksonville has had a dreadful season with injuries but Walker has produced, though not quite as well as last season when the whole team was going well. Walker is an above-average runner who could move to the outfield if necessary, despite fringe-average arm strength. His value is in his bat, though, and he struggles to lay off breaking pitches or fastballs up and out of the zone. While he has cut his strikeout rate from 26 to 22.5 percent, his propensity to swing and miss may have cost him a shot at the first round.
3 124 New York Yankees Nathan Mikolas Bradford HS, Kenosha, Wis. Wis. $400,000
The top high school hitting prospect in the Upper Midwest, Mikolas has proven his ability to produce with wood bats by playing in the prestigious East Cobb (Ga.) summer program and performing well at numerous showcases. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder has a balanced lefthanded swing and quality bat speed that give him the potential to become a plus hitter with average power. His value is tied up in his bat, as his athleticism, speed, arm and defensive ability are all below-average. He has a chance to play left field but likely will wind up at first base. A Louisville recruit, he's expected to sign if he goes in the first 10 rounds--and he could sneak into the first five.
4 132 Baltimore Orioles Christian Walker South Carolina S.C. $349,900
Walker is no stranger to the big stage. He quietly won the home run derby that started the firestorm of Bryce Harper coverage and he went on to be a key offensive piece in South Carolina's back-to-back national championships. He gutted out a broken hamate bone in Omaha in 2011 and the injury hasn't affected his offense. He was hitting .335/.462/.559 with 10 home runs in 2012 and had more walks (38) than strikeouts (19). He doesn't have a great frame at 6-feet, 220 pounds and is limited to first base defensively. But he has a good feel for hitting and his power is average to a tick above.
4 146 Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Chigbogu Raytown (Mo.) South HS Mo. $250,000
Before this spring, Chigbogu was known mostly as an all-state defensive end. But scouts who went to see Raytown South outfielder Bralin Jackson came away marveling about Chigbogu's massive power potential. He probably would need two years in Rookie ball at this point, but he's a 6-foot-2, 230-pound athlete who crushes balls from the left side of the plate. While he's raw, he doesn't strike out excessively. He runs well for his size and perhaps could play left field, though he has a below-average arm. A Heartland (Ill.) CC recruit, he could be signable after the 10th round.
4 158 Philadelphia Phillies Chris Serritella Southern Illinois Ill. $200,000
Serritella was the state of Illinois' best college position prospect in 2011, but he missed the entire season after breaking his right wrist in an intrasquad game. After the Royals drafted him in the 31st round last June, he opted to play in the summer Prospect League, where he won MVP honors and the home run (15) crown. A redshirt junior, Serritella has continued to produce this spring, leading the Missouri Valley Conference with a .394 average in the regular season, ranking second with 11 homers and carrying a 21-game hitting streak into the MVC tournament. In a down year for college bats, he offers big lefthanded power. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder doesn't always make consistent contact with his big swing, and some scouts think he punishes mistakes and wonder if he can handle quality velocity, but it's still hard to walk away from his pop. He isn't much of a runner and needs to improve defensively, but he has the hands to get the job done at first base.
5 169 Oakland Athletics Max Muncy Baylor Texas $240,000
Muncy had one of the best bats among Texas high schoolers in 2009, when the Indians took a flier on him in the 49th round, and three years later he has one of the best among college players in this draft. With a short lefthanded stroke and a disciplined approach, he barrels balls consistently. He has proven he can hit with wood, too, turning in a pair of solid summers in the Cape Cod League. Muncy has a strong build at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds and shows pop to his pull side, though scouts hesitate to project him as having more than average home run power. That could be a problem if he's limited to first base, where he has started all but one game in his three years at Baylor. Muncy has decent speed and athleticism, enough to consider trying him at another position. The Bears gave him a look at second base during fall ball, and he gave catching a shot in high school.
6 200 New York Mets Jayce Boyd Florida State Fla. $150,000
Boyd was an acclaimed prep player and has been a three-year starter for Florida State. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference in batting at .395 entering regional play. He has adjusted his approach and swing since high school, when he was a 19th-round pick as a third baseman. He has become a contact hitter with gap power, hitting 16 homers his first two seasons but just three this spring. He's an above-average defender at first with good hands, but hasn't gotten much exposure in college at third, which obviously would increase his value. His lack of home run power and righthanded-hitting first-base profile makes him tough to peg from a draft standpoint.
6 206 Los Angeles Dodgers Joey Curletta Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix Ariz. $171,600
Curletta is a physical monster at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. He shows light-tower power from the right side of the plate, but scouts wonder how much he'll actually hit because his swing can be a little stiff and he struggles at times with pitch recognition. He's a 20 runner on the 20-80 scouting scale and will be limited defensively to first base. He has a small scholarship to Arizona and the Wildcats recruited him as a hitter. Curletta wants to hit, but he's also shown some intriguing arm strength (92-94 mph) and could wind up on the mound.
7 221 Seattle Mariners Taylor Ard Washington State Wash. $149,700
The third time's a charm. Ard has been drafted twice before--in 2010 out of Mt. Hood (Ore.) CC in the 35th round by the Marlins and last year out of Washington State in the 25th round by the Red Sox. A redshirt junior, Ard is old for the college class, but scouts feel that he is ready to sign this time around. Ard has a thick, muscular build at 6-foot-1 and 229 pounds and he's limited to first base. His calling card is his power. Ard is a solid hitter with above-average power to all fields. He was the only player in the Pacific 10 conference to hit double-digit home runs last year and was battling Oregon State freshman Michael Conforto for the conference lead this year. Ard also has a good track record of hitting with wood--he raked at Mt. Hood, destroyed the West Coast League and had the fourth-most doubles in the Cape Cod League in 2010 (nine) and the fourth-most home runs there last summer (four), though his batting average was just .247 over those two summers.
8 251 Seattle Mariners Nick Halamandaris Stevenson HS, Carmel, Calif. Calif.
Halamandaris is a big, physical first baseman with a pretty lefthanded swing. He is a good athlete who runs well for his size. He has a feel to hit with some power potential, but scouts feel his swing is a little bit grooved and he's a medium-twitch athlete. As the game speeds up, he'll have to prove he can keep up. He needs more work against breaking balls and was believed to be a tough sign away from his commitment to California.
8 271 Boston Red Sox Nathan Minnich Shepherd (W.Va.) W.Va. $10,000
Minnich is a bad body first baseman that has well below average grades in all facets except for his power. He hit .487/.645/.980 with 21 home runs in 152 at-bats, but has a very limited profile.
8 272 Tampa Bay Rays Luke Maile Kentucky Ky. $133,200
Maile is the biggest power threat on a Kentucky team that won its first 22 games and led the Southeastern Conference for much of the regular season. A 6-foot-3, 220-pound righthanded hitter, Maile has good strength and made some needed adjustments at the plate this year without compromising his solid pop. He has shortened his swing, made more consistent contact and caught up to better fastballs. He has good patience at the plate. Offense definitely is the strength of Maile's game, and scouts remain unconvinced that he can catch regularly in pro ball. He has shared duties behind the plate the last two years with Michael Williams while also seeing extensive time at first base. Maile has average arm strength but a long release, and he doesn't look pretty as a receiver. To his credit, he did throw out 56 percent of basestealers during the regular season. He also moves well enough to make left field a possible destination.
9 295 Toronto Blue Jays Jordan Leyland Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Calif. $5,000
Leyland spent his first three seasons at UC Irvine, and he generated some draft buzz by flashing provocative raw power in the Cape Cod League as well as in the fall before his junior year. But Leyland hit just seven homers in three years at UCI and fell out of favor for his limited defensive skills, so he transferred to Azusa Pacific and put up monstrous numbers as a senior, hitting .419/.509/.802 with 22 homers, 19 doubles and 74 RBIs (though Azusa Pacific's home ballpark is a band box). The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Leyland has plus raw power from the right side, and some scouts think he has a chance to be a bat-first slugger in the Paul Goldschmidt mold. But he lacks athleticism and is no better than a fringe-average defender at first base, so he'll have to hit a lot.
10 313 Kansas City Royals Alexis Rivera Montverde Academy, Kissimmee, Fla. Fla. $125,000
Rivera was a high school teammate of 2011 Indians first-round pick Francisco Lindor. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder has above-average raw power as his calling card, and attended the 2012 Power Showcase as well. He's a Florida International recruit who's an average runner underway and has average arm strength.
10 317 Miami Marlins Ron Miller Serra HS, Gardena, Calif. Calif. $125,000
Miller, who opted to play in a wood-bat scout league this spring instead of for his high school, stands out for his raw righthanded power, which rates as above-average. Built like Charlie Hayes, he has an innate ability to hit and is learning to make adjustments, though he still chases pitches out of the zone too often. He plays third base now but has no chance to stay at the position, and he'll need a lot of work to be a passable first baseman. He does run well enough to play a corner outfield spot. Miller is considered very signable.
10 318 Colorado Rockies Ben Waldrip Jacksonville State Ala. $25,000
Waldrip hit well in the Cape Cod League last summer, batting .276 with six home runs for Orleans. The 6-foot-6, 245-pounder compares well with fellow senior college sluggers such as Ole Miss' Matt Snyder or Florida's Preston Tucker, who like Waldrip, are already 22. Some scouts believe Waldrip has better feel for hit than them and like his swing, and he hit for more power this spring with 18 homers. However, he's done it against lesser competition, and he's not particularly agile around the bag at first.
10 337 New York Yankees Matt Snyder Mississippi Miss. $10,000
Most of the top home run hitters in Division I are older, physical hitters who have the "man strength" needed to drive the ball with the new BBCOR bats. That description applies to the 6-foot-6, 215-pound Snyder. He has big league bloodlines with brother Brandon in the majors with the Rangers and his father Brian pitched in the big leagues. Matt Snyder led the Southeastern Conference with 10 homers in league play this spring, and while some scouts lament his lack of athleticism, he has strength and hitting smarts. He's improved defensively at first but is a 20 runner prone to hitting into double plays.
11 341 Seattle Mariners Kristian Brito Quinones Medina HS, Yabucoa, P.R. P.R. $100,000
One of the youngest players in the draft, Brito doesn't turn 18 until December but already is 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds. He's limited to first base, so scouts are only worried about one tool: his bat. A righthanded hitter, Brito shows 70 raw power on the 20-80 scale, but getting that power to translate into games is his biggest challenge. He's likely going to be a below-average hitter. His swing can get long and he has a tendency to collapse his backside, which alters his eye level. He's a slow-twitch athlete, but scouts are intrigued because they believe he'll be able to make adjustments in pro ball and because that kind of power is hard to find.
11 368 Philadelphia Phillies Willie Carmona Stony Brook N.Y. $100,000
Carmona packs a punch in his 5-foot-11, 225-pound frame. He's strong and switch-hits, but teams are hard-pressed to find a position for him. He's not athletic and may be relegated to a DH role.
12 378 Colorado Rockies Correlle Prime Manatee HS, Bradenton, Fla. Fla. $125,000
12 381 Chicago White Sox Zach Stoner Boylan HS, Rockford, Ill. Ill. $180,000
12 384 Washington Nationals Carlos Lopez Wake Forest N.C.
13 425 Milwaukee Brewers Alan Sharkey Coral Springs (Fla.) HS Fla.
15 473 Cleveland Indians Nellie Rodriguez Washington HS, New York N.Y. $100,000
Rodriguez has an extra-large frame at 6-foot-2, 250 pounds. He has power and can handle the bat a little, but he won't be able to catch at the pro level and scouts aren't sold on his bat enough to use an early pick on a high school first baseman.
16 501 Chicago White Sox Abe Ruiz Arizona State Ariz.
16 515 Milwaukee Brewers Adam Giacalone Neosho County (Kan.) JC Kan. $100,000
No junior college player has posted more impressive numbers than Giacalone over the last two seasons. As a freshman, he led the nation with 102 RBIs and ranked third with 18 homers while also going 10-1, 2.70. This year, he helped Neosho County make its first Juco World Series appearance in nine years by hitting .407/.537/.785 through regional play and going 8-3, 1.72 on the mound with an 85-4 K-BB ratio in 89 innings. Scouts like his bat more than his arm, and the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder has dropped 20 pounds from 2011. He makes consistent contact from the left side of the plate, with good but not great bat speed that portends average power. He's a below-average runner with good hands at first base, and a pro team could be tempted to try him at third base or possibly catcher. A righthanded pitcher, he succeeds more with finesse than power but can get his fastball up to 91 mph. He'll continue to play both ways if he attends Tennessee in 2013.
17 520 Minnesota Twins D.J. Hicks Central Florida Fla.
Hicks took a medical redshirt in 2010 after an undiagnosed collapsed lung required two surgeries to repair. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder pitched and hit as a freshman but has focused on the bat since then, providing a reliable power bat in Central Florida's lineup. Scouts describe him as "lumbering" on defense, and he's too slow to move to the outfield, where his arm strength could be an asset. He's a first baseman/DH type with strength, plus raw power and some hittability whose overall package falls a bit shy compared to other big first basemen in the draft such as Ben Waldrip, Preston Tucker and Matt Snyder.
18 570 St. Louis Cardinals Jeremy Schaffer Tulane La.
Many scouts considered Schaffer a good senior sign last year, and he wound up coming back to Tulane and putting up almost identical numbers. He's proven he can hit with the BBCOR bats, slugging .552 and .551 the last two seasons. He's a below-average athlete and receiver with solid arm strength who threw out 32 percent of baserunners this spring. Schaffer's defensive shortcomings could force a move to first base, but he may hit enough to make up for his glove.
19 591 Chicago White Sox Alex Williams Louisiana Tech La.
19 602 Tampa Bay Rays Miguel Beltran Oklahoma City Okla.
20 612 Baltimore Orioles Ryan Ripken Gilman School, Baltimore Md.
20 633 Arizona Diamondbacks Jacob House Texas A&M Texas
21 660 St. Louis Cardinals Joe Almaraz Angelina (Texas) JC Texas
21 661 Boston Red Sox Jake Davies Georgia Tech Ga.
Davies has a bad body at 6 feet, 225 pounds, but the younger brother of ex-big leaguer Kyle Davies had a strong finish to his college career, winning MVP honors at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. He's a below-average athlete and defender but has lefthanded power and a polished offensive approach.
21 663 Arizona Diamondbacks Rudy Flores Florida International Fla.
23 713 Cleveland Indians Richard Stock Nebraska Neb.
Drafted as a catcher in the 45th round out of high school three years ago by the Brewers, Stock hurt his shoulder as a freshman at Southern California. He did little catching for the Trojans or in 2011 at Pierce (Calif.) JC, but he had enough action behind the plate this year at Nebraska to pique the interest of scouts. He has more than enough arm strength to catch but would have to improve his receiving and footwork. If he can pull that off, he'd have much more value than he does as a first baseman. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder offers lefthanded power and makes consistent contact, but scouts don't envision him providing enough offense at first base. The Cardinals drafted his brother Robert in 2009 and converted him from catcher to pitcher this year.
24 746 Los Angeles Dodgers Paul Hoenecke Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wis.
26 793 Kansas City Royals Mark Donato Indian River (Fla.) JC Fla.
26 800 New York Mets Chris Shaw Lexington (Mass.) HS Mass.
Scouts are intrigued by Shaw's raw power, but he is limited to first base and there are too many questions about his bat for him to be bought out of his Boston College commitment.
26 806 Los Angeles Dodgers Jordan Parr Illinois Ill.
27 825 San Diego Padres Goose Kallunki Utah Valley Utah
27 837 Los Angeles Angels Wade Hinkle Kansas State Kan.
28 853 Kansas City Royals Sam Bates Arkansas Ark.
28 868 San Francisco Giants Joey Rapp Louisiana-Monroe La.
Louisiana-Monroe got hot late to win the Sun Belt Conference tournament and automatic regional berth. Rapp, who belted nine home runs, was the team's top prospect entering the season and has been drafted twice before out of Chipola (Fla.) JC.
29 905 Milwaukee Brewers Bryan Saucedo Vaughan Road Academy, Toronto Ontario
30 929 Atlanta Braves Casey Kalenkosky Texas State Texas
32 980 New York Mets Jon Leroux Northeastern Mass.
33 1027 New York Yankees Saxon Butler Samford Ala.
Butler hits three-hole for Samford and has worked out as a catcher for scouts. He has hit the last two years and added 14 homers this spring.
37 1129 Oakland Athletics John Wooten East Carolina N.C.
37 1135 Toronto Blue Jays Daniel Devonshire Colby (Kan.) JC Kan.
37 1136 Los Angeles Dodgers John Sgromolo Flagler (Fla.) Fla.
38 1176 Texas Rangers Zack Fields Annapolis (Mich.) HS Mich.
38 1178 Philadelphia Phillies Geordy Smith Highlands Ranch (Colo.) HS Colo.
40 1214 Chicago Cubs Jacob Rogers Mount Olive (N.C.) N.C.