Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
28 852 Seattle Mariners Scott Savastano SS N.H.
A broken thumb early in 2007 caused Franklin Pierce (N.H.) infielder Scott Savastano to drop to the Indians in the 28th round as a draft-eligible sophomore, but there was talk he could climb into the top five rounds with a solid junior campaign. He continued to perform in the wood-bat Northeast-10 Conference, batting .390/.502/.629 with nine homers and 45 RBIs, and he showed a patient approach, drawing 46 walks while striking out just 18 times in 213 at-bats. But scouts now question his professional profile after he added weight to his upper half, limiting his long-term projection. He plays shortstop for Franklin Pierce but lacks the range and hands for the position in pro ball, where scouts agree he'll have to play third base. He has average raw power but probably won't hit enough for the hot corner at the big league level. His swing has some length to it, and he wraps the bat in his set-up. Savastano does have arm strength and he's not a clogger on the basepaths, stealing nine bases in 14 attempts this spring. He figures to be drafted somewhere between the eighth and 14th rounds.