Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
3 106 New York Yankees David Adams 2B Va. $333,000
Ranked as the No. 67 prospect in the 2005 draft by BA, Adams lasted until the 21st round, when the Tigers took him, because of a strong commitment to Virginia. He followed through on the commitment with the expectation that he would be the successor to Ryan Zimmerman at third base, though he has spent most of his time at second instead. After productive freshman and sophomore seasons at Virginia and in the Cape Cod League, Adams seemed to be on his way to possible first-round consideration. But he has had a disappointing junior year, batting .281--more than 100 points lower than his sophomore season. A gap-to-gap hitter with occasional power, Adams profiles as a second baseman at the pro level as well. He's an experienced hitter with an advanced approach and has a good track record of hitting with wood, though he has an unorthodox swing and scouts are unsure if it will play at the next level. In the field, Adams is fairly athletic and has the potential to be average defensively. He's also regarded as a good all-around baseball player with advanced instincts.
5 146 Baltimore Orioles Greg Miclat SS Va. $225,000
At 5-foot-9, 180 pounds, Greg Miclat is an undersized, switch-hitting middle infielder. Typically a plus defender at shortstop, he had arm surgery a year ago and battled a sore shoulder for most of the season. When healthy, Miclat has solid arm strength and plus range, playing with a fearless nature and good instincts. At the plate, he is a slap hitter who uses his speed to put pressure on the defense. He stole 30 bases this season for the Cavaliers.
5 160 Atlanta Braves Jacob Thompson RHP Va. $190,000
Thompson built an impressive resume and the reputation as a winner in his first two seasons at Virginia. Compiling double-digit wins in both his freshman and sophomore seasons, he had won 21 of his 32 starts coming into his junior year. He also pitched for Team USA's national college squad last summer, compiling a 1.27 ERA in five starts, and started against Cuba in the gold-medal matchup at the Pan American Games. He entered the season as a projected first-round pick, but a disappointing spring caused his draft stock to plummet. Thompson never showed overwhelming stuff, but when successful he mixed his low-90s fastball, plus slider, average curveball and changeup with superior pitchability and command. Creating steep plane from his 6-foot-6 frame, he pitched down in the zone and had a .198 opponent average his sophomore year. He has struggled with his command this year, though. Due to an inability to consistently get over the rubber and pitch downhill, Thompson's fastball has been left up in the zone and his secondary pitches have been flat. A team that drafts Thompson early will do so on his track record, but if he's drafted on the basis of this year's performance, he may slip past the point of being signable.
8 234 Pittsburgh Pirates Jeremy Farrell 3B Va. $105,000
Beyond David Adams and Jacob Thompson, Virginia's best prospect is first baseman Jeremy Farrell, who led the Cavaliers with 11 home runs. After injury-riddled freshman and sophomore seasons, Farrell started 60 games this year. He does not have plus bat speed but has shown the ability to hit for power. He is strong and athletic both at the plate and in the field but lacks projection. First base is his best position because he is a below-average runner with an average arm, though he might be athletic enough to play a corner outfield position. Farrell's father is Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell.
8 258 Arizona Diamondbacks Pat McAnaney LHP Va. $30,000
McAnaney moved into the Friday starting role and finished the year 4-5, 3.67 with 92 strikeouts in 61 innings. He is lefthanded and throws his fastball around 90 mph. McAnaney has good command and a feel for pitching, mixing his above-average changeup and slurve to keep hitters off balance. The breaking ball is his out pitch, while the changeup makes his fastball even tougher to hit.
14 436 Philadelphia Phillies Michael Schwimer RHP Va.
Schwimer saved 14 games in 26 appearances and finished with a 3-1, 1.72 mark. He profiles better as a set-up man at the pro level. His best two pitches are a fastball that sits between 90-93 mph and slider in the mid-80s. Schwimer also throws a split-finger pitch that acts as his changeup. He has command of all three pitches.