Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
8 258 Boston Red Sox Shannon Wilkerson OF Ga. $100,000
Grades and an ACT snafu cost Wilkerson some development time in college, but he made up for lost time. Wilkerson's best tool is his bat. The Division II national player of the year by the NCBWA, he has excellent bat speed and can turn on good fastballs. He has plenty of raw power and led his conference with 24 home runs this spring. He's too aggressive at the plate at times, leading to a pull-happy approach. His other tools profile him best as a left fielder.