Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
17 510 Detroit Tigers Nate Newman RHP Calif.
27 818 Florida Marlins Nate Simon 2B Calif.
30 907 Los Angeles Dodgers Nick Gaudi RHP Calif.
Righthanded closer Nick Gaudi was the most pleasant surprise in a disappointing season for Pepperdine. The 6-foot-4, 202-pounder racked up 47 strikeouts in 35 innings and saved nine after having 15 saves in 2008. Scouts attribute his 2009 success to the development of his slider and split-finger fastball, which finish off hitters after he sets them up by throwing his 88-91 mph fastball for strikes.