Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
4 142 Cincinnati Reds Jon Moscot RHP Calif. $317,800
Moscot transferred to Pepperdine from Cuesta (Calif.) JC after his freshman year and found a home in the weekend rotation as a sophomore. After tying for the Cape Cod League lead in strikeouts last summer, Moscot carried his momentum over into this spring, going 4-5, 3.39 with 79 strikeouts and 18 walks through 90 innings as the Waves' Friday starter. Moscot is a lanky 6-foot-4, 210-pound strike-thrower with good feel for pitching. Some scouts are turned off by the head whack and slight recoil in his delivery, but the funkiness adds deception, and he has proven durable so far in his career. Moscot pitches with an average fastball with decent sink in the 88-91 mph range, bumping 92 early in games and touching 94 at his best this spring. He throws both an average changeup and a split-finger with some drop, though the two pitches can be difficult to tell apart. His slider is average and can be an out pitch when it's on. His solid stuff across the board, competitiveness and command give him a chance to be a back-of-the-rotation starter in the big leagues.
21 653 Cleveland Indians Joe Sever 2B Calif.
The nephew of football Hall of Famer John Elway, Sever is a hard-nosed player who was a standout hockey player when he was younger. Sever's average has jumped nearly 100 points, from .279 as a sophomore to .370 as a junior, as he has blossomed into the top run producer in Pepperdine's lineup. Still, scouts aren't in love with his tools. His 6-foot, 205-pound build evokes Dan Uggla, but he projects for below-average power. He's an aggressive hitter who handles fastballs as well as curveballs and projects as an average hitter. His infield actions are somewhat stiff and his range is suspect, but he makes up for it with his sound instincts and aggressiveness. He has fringe-average speed and arm strength, and his defense also has a chance to be average.
37 1132 Cincinnati Reds Zach Vincej SS Calif.