2. Zach Davies
Davies was taken by the Baltimore Orioles in the 26th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He broke out with the Brewers after being traded in July 2015.
He had a verbal commitment to Arizona State, but surprisingly, he signed despite being drafted so late.
The Padres, of course, traded for Davies this past offseason, who is expected to be an integral piece of the starting rotation. It’s rare for high school players to forego collegiate baseball when they are drafted as late as Davies was.
However, he bet on himself, and he’s become one of the premier pitchers who have had to rely on deception and offspeed.