Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
3 86 San Francisco Giants Chris Dominguez 3B Ky. $411,300
Dominguez's combination of size (6-foot-4, 235 pounds), power and arm strength is as imposing as any player in this draft. He hits tape-measure shots in batting practice and games, and he has four home run crowns to his credit (New England Collegiate League in 2006, Big East Conference and Cape Cod League in 2008, Big East with a school-record 25 in 2009). "You always worry that he's going to swing and miss, but he's going to hit 25-30 homers if he makes contact," an area scout says. While Dominguez continues to chase breaking balls, he has made strides as a hitter. His 55 strikeouts in 64 games this spring were a far cry from the 88 whiffs he had in 66 games as a redshirt freshman in 2006. He has quieted his approach and shortened his stroke without compromising his power. He doesn't possess an abundance of speed, but he has improved his conditioning and has enough quickness and instincts to have stolen 19 bases in 25 attempts. Scouts still wonder how dominant Dominguez might be on the mound after he showed a mid-90s fastball as a freshman reliever, but he doesn't want to pitch and hasn't taken the mound in the least two years. His arm is an asset at third base, and he has the hands and reactions for the position. He made 23 errors this spring and his range is fringy, so he's not a lock to stay at the hot corner. The Rockies thought they had an agreement with Dominguez when they selected him in the fifth round last year as a draft-eligible sophomore, but he ultimately declined to sign. He'll likely go a round or two earlier this time around.
3 92 Oakland Athletics Justin Marks LHP Ky. $375,300
Marks started winning immediately at Louisville, quickly joining the rotation as a freshman in 2007 and earning victories in the Big East tournament and NCAA regional clinchers during the Cardinals' run to their first-ever College World Series. In three seasons, he has become the program's career leader in wins (29), ERA (2.96) and strikeouts (305 in 301 innings). He set another school mark with 11 victories this season. Marks doesn't have an overpowering pitch but he's a lefty with command of four solid offerings: a lively 90-92 mph fastball, a slider, a downer curveball and a changeup. Outside of a rough time in the Cape Cod League last summer, he has been very consistent. Marks has a good 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame, though there's some violence in his delivery from a high three-quarters slot. He could beat out more ballyhooed Chris Dominguez to become the first Louisville player drafted this year, with both figuring to go near the third round.
31 950 Chicago Cubs Andrew Clark 1B Ky.