Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
1 22 Minnesota Twins Kyle Gibson RHP Mo. $1,850,000
For the third time in four years, Missouri will have a pitcher taken early in the first round. Gibson doesn't have the arm strength of Max Scherzer (2006, Diamondbacks) or Aaron Crow (2008, Nationals), but he may wind up being the best pitcher of the three. He relies on two-seam fastballs more than four-seamers, usually pitching at 88-91 mph with good sink and tailing action, though he can reach back for 94 mph when needed. He has two of the better secondary pitches in the draft, a crisp 82-85 mph slider and a deceptive changeup with fade that can generate swings and misses. All of his offerings play up because he has excellent command and pitchability. He repeats his smooth delivery easily, and his 6-foot-6, 208-pound frame allows him to throw on a steep downhill plane. If there's a knock on Gibson, it's that he hasn't added much velocity during his three years with the Tigers, but that hasn't stopped him from succeeding as soon as he stepped on campus. He led Team USA's college team with five wins last summer, including a victory in the gold-medal game at the the FISU World Championships. He was a lock to go in the top 10 picks before a stress fracture sidelined him just a week before the draft.
9 263 Seattle Mariners Trevor Coleman C Mo. $133,000
Catcher Trevor Coleman had a chance to go in the first three rounds after an all-star summer in the Cape Cod League, but he slumped offensively and defensively this spring. The 6-foot-1, 211-pounder is a switch-hitter with the strength to do some damage at the plate, but he doesn't put the barrel on the ball consistently and hit just .260 with six homers as a junior. Coleman's catch-and-throw skills weren't as sharp as usual this spring. He has caught past and projected first-rounders Max Scherzer (in workouts before he went to independent baseball), Aaron Crow and Kyle Gibson, and has the tools to be at least a solid defender. He missed 12 games with ankle and hand injuries but returned in time for NCAA regionals.
27 807 San Francisco Giants Kyle Mach 3B Mo.
32 972 Minnesota Twins Aaron Senne OF Mo.
Aaron Senne looks the part of a right fielder, as he's a 6-foot-2, 207-pounder with raw lefthanded power and arm strength. But his swing is too complicated with too many moving parts, and he batted just .305 with six homers this spring. Drafted in the 13th round out of a Minnesota high school by the Twins in 2006, he may not go much higher this time around after projecting as a possible third-rounder.
37 1107 San Francisco Giants Ryan Lollis OF Mo.
40 1205 Cleveland Indians Greg Folgia SS Mo. $100,000
Though he's undersized at 5-foot-10 and 194 pounds, Greg Folgia swung the biggest bat in the Missouri lineup this season, hitting .326 with team highs in homers (12) and RBIs (70). Folgia, a switch-hitter who won the Atlantic Collegiate League batting title last summer at .388, has gap power and uses his average speed well on the bases. A center fielder in college, he may not be quick enough to play there in pro ball and could return to second base, where he played as a sophomore. He spent most of his freshman season as a pitcher and does have a strong arm, with a fastball clocked up to 92 mph.