Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
1 24 Philadelphia Phillies Anthony Hewitt SS Conn. $1,380,000
Hewitt is the epitome of high-risk, high-reward. The risk starts with his signability: Any team that drafts Hewitt must be prepared to open its wallet and buy the academic-minded Brooklyn native-turned-Connecticut boarding school star out of a commitment to Vanderbilt. There's also a huge risk that he simply won't hit in professional ball: his raw bat was overmatched against quality pitching on the showcase circuit last summer, and though he dominated vastly inferior prep competition this spring, he still struggles to recognize breaking balls and can get locked up at times by ordinary fastballs. But then he'll crush a ball 450 feet and give scouts a glimpse of his prodigious upside. Several scouts said he was second to Tim Beckham as the best athlete at the East Coast showcase last summer, and he has three legitimate above-average tools in his raw power, speed and arm strength. His muscular 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame evokes Ron Gant, and his work ethic and charisma stand out. Hewitt plays shortstop for Salisbury, but his poor footwork, stiff actions and lack of instincts will dictate a shift to third base or more likely the outfield, where he has enough speed and arm strength for center or right. Hewitt has generated mountains of buzz in the Northeast and could sneak into the supplemental round or even the back of the first round if a club falls in love with his potential enough to overlook his crudeness.
36 1100 New York Yankees Chris Dwyer LHP Conn.
Anthony Hewitt isn't the only intriguing talent at the Salisbury School. Six-foot-3 lefthander Chris Dwyer is an impressive athlete who also starred as a quarterback for the Crimson Knights, but his baseball prowess earned him a scholarship to Clemson. Dwyer ran his fastball up to 92-93 mph early this season on a trip to Florida, but he worked in the 88-90 range most of the year without much life. He flashes an average breaking ball but lacks consistency with the pitch. Dwyer is already 20 and will be a draft-eligible freshman at Clemson, and most scouts consider him nearly unsignable this June.