to reflect the 19 picks who I think are near locks to sign.
Among the other 32 picks, there are 20 HS picks between 10 and 49, only a handful of whom will sign, maybe 3. The most likely to sign are the ones who are willing to accept 3rd-4th round money, and those are going to be the ones chosen in the 10th - 20th round. Maybe there will be an outlier in the 20-50 range but I doubt it. The single sophomore is unlikely to sign either.
The remaining players most likely to sign are some of those among the 7 junior college guys and the 4 juniors. Some of these guys will be followed by TX scouts in various summer leagues like the Cape, so they will arrive no sooner than the end of July if they pique the ranger's interest enough to be offered a contract.
All in all, I'd say there will be about 7 more signings for an estimated class of 26 or so, compared to a class of about 35 last year. There is simply no room for a big draft class any more.
These kids will be signing their contracts over the next week and the rosters likely won't be announced until the days of the first games. Scheppers and Purke likely won't sign until midnight on 8/17 so the next reports you hear on these two will likely be during instructs in October, and who knows, maybe they will send Scheppers down to one of the winter leagues to get enough innings to compete for a rotation spot in 2010. It really is in Schepper's best interest to make it to Spokane (or some other club) by the end of June. The last thing he needs is another long break between pitching in games after losing a year already.
Spokane opens its 76 game schedule on 6/20 - 9/6 while the AZL club plays a 56 game schedule, 6/21-8/29.