Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
8 243 Texas Rangers Mike Bianucci OF Ala. $175,000
Biannuci has been a solid college outfielder and consistent middle-of-the-order contributor for the past three seasons at Auburn. He hit eight home runs as a freshman and 14 as a sophomore, and was selected in the 23rd round of last year's draft by the Angels as a draft-eligible sophomore. He returned to Auburn and hit 13 more homers this season, though his stock did not jump appreciably. At 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, Bianucci is a strong, muscle-bound athlete. An average runner and thrower, he should be adequate defensively in the outfield. He's a free-swinger at the plate, taking vicious cuts with an all-or-nothing mentality. His raw strength makes him a home run threat to all fields, but he also swings and misses often. Biannuci's athleticism and home run capability will get him drafted, but he'll have to improve his approach to have success as a pro.
8 249 Toronto Blue Jays Evan Crawford LHP Ala. $150,000
Mike Bianucci leads the talent at Auburn, but lefthander Evan Crawford isn't far behind. After starting 27 games--most on the weekends--in his first two years, Crawford pitched out of the bullpen this season, finishing 3-0, 2.42 in 44 innings. He offers a fastball between 88-92 mph and a big breaking curveball that is at times an above-average pitch. Crawford pitches downhill with an over-the-top delivery and creates plane with his 6-foot-2 frame. Command has been his biggest issue in the past, but this year he walked 25 against 42 strikeouts.
10 293 Tampa Bay Rays Matt Hall 2B Ala. $75,000
12 380 New York Yankees Luke Greinke RHP Ala.
Greinke was impressive in the Shenandoah Valley League last summer and was named league MVP. He was bothered by shoulder tendinitis this spring, however, and has not pitched up to expectations. His fastball sits between 88-90 mph, and his slider and changeup have flashed as above-average pitches. Greinke is an athlete on the mound and is a two-way player for Auburn.
21 648 Arizona Diamondbacks Bryan Woodall RHP Ala.
25 750 Chicago White Sox Taylor Thompson RHP Ala.
Thompson is a draft-eligible sophomore who pitches in the low 90s with sink, but his secondary pitches are lacking. His slider can be fringe-average at times, and he also offers a split-finger fastball.