Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
10 300 Detroit Tigers Chris Sedon 2B Pa. $74,000
Sedon had a monstrous year for a 5-foot-10, 170-pound second baseman, batting .398/.449/.796 with 22 homers, 62 RBIs and 19 stolen bases. It's natural to compare Sedon to another undersized Pitt second baseman who hit for big power, Jim Negrych. Sedon lacks his predecessor's extended track record, and he profiles more as a line-drive hitter than a power hitter at the next level. Sedon is a slightly above-average runner who is a solid defender at second base with an adequate arm. He could be drafted in the 10th- to 15th-round range.
20 613 Chicago White Sox Nate Reed RHP Pa.
Lefthander Nate Reed emerged as Pennsylvania's top prep prospect heading into the 2006 draft thanks largely to his arm strength and projection. But as one scout put it, he's been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in three years at Pittsburgh, and he was wildly inconsistent as a junior this spring, going 4-6, 6.21. On good days, Reed pitches downhill with an 89-92 mph fastball, flashes an average curveball and shows feel for a changeup. Other times, he works in the 86-88 range with a below-average curveball and struggles to get hitters out. As a 6-foot-3, 180-pound lefthander with arm strength, Reed could be drafted in the 10-to-12-round range, or he could slip and return to Pitt for his senior year. He profiles as a reliever in pro ball.