Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
1 12 Cincinnati Reds Yasmani Grandal C Fla. $2,000,000
Grandal has been on the radar a long time. He was an Aflac All-American and potential high draft pick whose Miami commitment and fair senior year caused him to fall to the 27th round in 2007, when the Red Sox drafted him. A native of Cuba who moved to Miami at age 11, he started as a freshman in 2008 for the Hurricanes' 53-11 club that entered the College World Series as the No. 1 seed and produced three first-round picks. Grandal didn't hit .300 in either of his first two seasons, though, and struggled at the plate for Team USA last summer, hitting just .182. Grandal has traded his all-pull approach for more contact and an all-fields swing in 2010, and the results have been dramatic. He has dominated the Atlantic Coast Conference, where he was hitting nearly .500 in league games, and he ranked among the national leaders in on-base percentage (.545) and walks (43). A switch-hitter, Grandal has some length to his swing but has shortened up from the left side and has solid-average raw power. Defensively, he plays with energy and is slightly above-average as a receiver. His throwing arm is his biggest concern, as some scouts have seen more 2.1-second pop times (below-average) than would be expected of a top draft pick. Grandal doesn't defend like fellow South Florida product Tony Sanchez, who went No. 4 overall last year, and his offense is not on par with previous ACC catching products Matt Wieters and Buster Posey. He still figures to go in the top half of the first round and was rumored to be in play as high as No. 4 overall to the Royals.
7 233 Boston Red Sox Chris Hernandez LHP Fla. $375,000
Hernandez was Baseball America's 2008 Freshman of the Year, when he went 11-0, 2.72 for the Hurricanes' College World Series team. Since then, he has continued to pitch well despite having diminished stuff. He relies heavily on his cut fastball, which is his best pitch. It sits in the 82-86 mph range and helps him get inside hitters' kitchens, avoiding hard contact. Hernandez's velocity is down a tick from earlier in his career, though he will still scrape 90 mph at times. He pitches more at 85-88 mph with his fastball and has to locate it precisely at that velocity. His curveball is fringy, and he's improved late in 2010 by using his changeup more, giving hitters a reason to have to cover the outside part of the plate while still being cognizant of the cutter in. Hernandez holds runners well and pounds the strike zone, helping his stuff play up.
18 555 Minnesota Twins David Gutierrez RHP Fla.
Gutierrez, also a Tommy John alum, is the younger brother of Twins 2008 first-rounder Carlos Gutierrez and has a good sinker, though with considerably less power than his brother's.
29 881 Tampa Bay Rays Scott Lawson 2B Fla.
30 919 St. Louis Cardinals Iden Nazario LHP Fla.