Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
18 553 Kansas City Royals Justin Alleman RHP Mich.
Add Alleman to the list of projectable high school pitchers who won't get drafted high enough and can't get paid enough under the new rules to have him turn pro. The Michigan State recruit is a 6-foot-3, 195-pounder who can hit 94 mph with his fastball and flashes a hard three-quarters breaking ball, but he's still raw on the mound. He doesn't repeat his delivery or arm angle, leading to command and inconsistency issues. He usually pitches at 89-90 mph and added some sink this spring. He has shown the makings of a changeup.