Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
25 771 Chicago White Sox Storm Throne RHP Iowa
Iowa's best four-year college prospect hails from Morningside, which hasn't had a player drafted since future big leaguer Kory DeHaan in 1997 but can boast a 166-game winner in the major leagues (Paul Splittorff) and a No. 4 overall pick (Mike King). The 6-foot-7, 245-pound Throne doubles as a center on the Mustangs' basketball team and averaged 9.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season. He doesn't have a lot of baseball experience, but he's huge and his athleticism gives him a chance to figure pitching out. Scouts heard rumors that he touched 97 mph last fall but saw him work at 88-93 mph this spring. His curveball, changeup and command all need considerable refinement. He's a quality student who may not just jump at a chance to sign as a junior.