Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
1s 57 Cincinnati Reds Jeff Gelalich OF Calif. $825,000
Gelalich played alongside Astros 2009 first-round pick Jio Mier in high school in California, but he wound up at UCLA after being drafted by the Phillies in the 41st round that year. He showed flashes of potential before finally coming into his own as a junior, more than doubling his career home run total while lowering his strikeout-walk ratio from 2-1 over his first two seasons to 1-1 this year. Gelalich has a solid all-around tools package. He is a plus runner who plays a solid right field, though his average arm probably fits better in left at the big league level. He has a simple approach, with a wide base, a short stride and the ability to barrel up hard line drives from the left side. He has improved significantly at hitting the ball where it is pitched, taking sliders away to the opposite field while turning on fastballs in. He flashes good power, hitting home runs off the center-field batter's eye and atop the hitting structure at UCLA this spring, but most scouts project him as a solid-average hitter with average power.
7 232 Cincinnati Reds Beau Amaral OF Calif. $146,000
Amaral's father, Rich, was a second-round pick out of UCLA in 1983 and spent 10 years in the big leagues as a utilityman; he now works as a Southern California area scout for the Royals. Beau has all the intangibles you'd expect from the son of a big leaguer, and he has been a solid everyday center fielder for three years at UCLA. Though he is just an average or slightly better runner, Amaral is an above-average defender thanks to his ability to read the ball off the bat and take direct routes. His portfolio of diving and leaping catches has made him a fan favorite, though his arm is below-average. Offensively, Amaral is a bit too prone to swing and miss for a leadoff man (he has 134 strikeouts and 61 walks in his collegiate career), but he has learned to hit the ball up the middle and to the opposite field, giving him a chance to be an average hitter down the road. He'll never have better than below-average power, and he profiles as an extra outfielder with plenty of heart and baseball skills. In other words, a lefthanded-hitting version of his father, but without the versatility of being able to play the infield.
8 249 Houston Astros Tyler Heineman C Calif. $125,000
After playing sparingly for two years as Steve Rodriguez's backup, Heineman assumed the everyday job this spring and had a breakout season. He hit over .400 deep into the season before cooling off late. With a stocky 5-foot-10 build that evokes Mike LaValliere or a Molina brother, Heineman is a hard-working, blue-collar player with a passion for the game. He's not a polished receiver but projects as an average defender with enough quickness to block balls in the dirt effectively. He handles pitchers well and controls the running game, thanks to an average arm and a quick transfer and release. Offensively, Heineman is a switch-hitter with a contact approach from both sides. He sprays the ball around the field and doesn't strike out often, but he doesn't offer any power. He profiles as a solid backup catcher in the big leagues.
8 266 Los Angeles Dodgers Scott Griggs RHP Calif. $135,100
Griggs ranked as the No. 135 prospect in the BA Top 200 coming out of high school in 2009, based on his raw arm strength and upside. He struggled with his mechanics and control in his first two seasons at UCLA and pitched sparingly, issuing 29 walks in 26 innings. He made progress repeating his delivery and this year emerged as the Bruins' closer, going 1-1, 2.08 with a school-record 13 saves. His 52 strikeouts in 30 innings are an indication of his electric stuff is, but his 29 walks are illustrative of control that scouts still grade as well below-average. Griggs sits in the 91-93 mph range and tops out at 94-95, but an inconsistent delivery can make it difficult for him to command his fastball. He actually commands his curveball better, and it is a true power pitch in the 79-82 range with depth and bite. He dabbles with a changeup but rarely uses it in games. Griggs has made major strides with the mental side of the game as well, though he still needs to convince scouts he has the toughness to throw strikes consistently in big spots. Griggs comes with risk, and many scouts are convinced he'll never have enough command to be a big league closer, but his stuff will likely get him drafted in the top three to five rounds.
10 328 San Francisco Giants Trevor Brown C Calif. $125,000
Brown's versatility has been a major asset for the Bruins, as he can play all around the infield and behind the plate. His primary role this spring has been as starting first baseman, but he catches on Tuesdays to give Tyler Heineman a break. Scouts aren't sold that the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Brown is agile enough to catch as a pro, but he does have a quick transfer and a serviceable arm. Whoever drafts him will likely give him a chance behind the plate, and his decent infield actions provide versatility. Brown has a nice righthanded swing and a feel for his barrel, giving him a chance to be a fringe-average hitter, but with well below-average power.
11 351 Chicago White Sox Eric Jaffe RHP Calif. $100,000
Jaffe was a cornerstone of California's No. 11 recruiting class in the fall of 2010, but he transferred to UCLA after Cal announced plans to disband its program. He has pitched sparingly at UCLA due to control issues. At 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, Jaffe looks like a power-armed closer in the Jonathan Broxton mold, and he has arm strength to match, with a 90-94 mph fastball and a power curve. His delivery has minimal effort, but he simply struggles to throw strikes. If he can figure out the mental side of the game, he could provide good value after the 10th round. He is considered signable as a draft-eligible sophomore.
15 467 Miami Marlins Cody Keefer OF Calif. $100,000
Keefer's best asset is his lefthanded bat. He has a patient, balanced approach and an innate feel for his barrel, allowing him to make consistent line-drive contact. He has never hit for power in college (he has three career homers in 156 games) and is more of a doubles hitter. His lack of pop keeps him from profiling as an everyday left fielder. He's an adequate defender with fringy range and below-average arm strength, though he is an accurate thrower. He is an average runner, but scouts don't see him as a center fielder.