Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
25 757 Los Angeles Dodgers Richie Shaffer 3B N.C.
Another player who might have gone in the first two rounds, Richie Shaffer, was one of the hardest players to peg this season. He has shown premium power tools both as a hitter and pitcher, and Clemson covets him as a two-way recruit. The Tigers' chances to get him improved when he injured his left hand in December and then had surgery at the end of March to repair a broken hamate bone. Scouts like Shaffer better as a position player because he has lots of leverage in his swing, plus raw power and a third-base arm. He pitched more this spring because of his hand injury and showed excellent stuff, with a 90-93 mph fastball that hit 94. He's also been in the upper 80s in other outings. He's a solid athlete with below-average speed. Shaffer likely would need top-three-round money to pass up his Clemson scholarship, and teams may be reluctant to pay that after his hand injury. He also could be a summer follow.