Cline's scouting report on MLB.com reads "Strong, athletic build on large frame. Long arms. Muscular lower half. Body similer to Al Leiter. No windup, 3/4 deliver. Good pitchers build. Arm strength. Feel for CB (curveball), hard, downer break. Confident with changeup, thrown for strikes.
While both players still have one seaosn of eligibility remaining, it seems probable that both will elect to begin their professional careers as quickly as possibley.
Two other names of interest were also in the news on the first day of the draft. West Virginia quarterback signee Pat White was chosen in the fourth round by the Anaheim Angels, while baseball signee Mark Wyner, who was touted as a potential early selection, was not taken during the first 18 rounds.
The draft continues on Tuesday.