Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
11 360 St. Louis Cardinals Trey Williams 3B Calif.
Williams' has been a high-profile prospect for years, and his father Eddie was the No. 4 overall pick in the 1983 and played in the big leagues for 10 years. Scouts began to sour on Williams this spring, however, frequently questioning his lack of energy and intensity. His pitch recognition needs improvement, leading to inconsistent contact (especially against breaking balls) and causing scouts to wonder if he'll be able to unlock his big raw power. He does have plus righthanded power potential, thanks to his natural bat speed and quick-twitch athleticism. Williams will have to move from shortstop to third base in pro ball, but his hands and feet work well enough to give him a chance to be a solid defender with a slightly above-average arm at the hot corner. He has shown the ability to handle slow rollers and throw from various angles. He's a below-average runner, and his speed sometimes plays down. Still, his upside and bloodlines make him likely to be drafted in the top three rounds.