Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
5 161 Houston Astros Brandon Wikoff SS Ill. $154,000
Despite being one of the smallest players in the Big Ten, 5-foot-8 shortstop Brandon Wikoff is one of its biggest threats at the plate. The lefthanded hitter became the first Illinois player ever to hit for the cycle, batted .373/.434/.544 and finished the season on an 18-game hitting streak. He has exceptional bat control, ranking second in NCAA Division I in at-bats per strikeout (32.6) and reaching base in all but one of the Illini's 54 games. Wikoff isn't toolsy, but he gets the most out of what he has and has fine instincts. He has average speed but his fringe arm may necessitate a move to second base in pro ball.
16 481 Colorado Rockies Dom Altobelli 3B Ill.
43 1294 Texas Rangers Joe Bonadonna OF Ill.