Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
8 247 Cincinnati Reds David Vidal 3B Fla. $100,000
Miami-Dade's best hitter has none of Blash's physical gifts, but 5-foot-10, 180-pound first baseman David Vidal was one of the state's best juco hitters. He'll have to play second base either in college or as a pro and is a below-average runner, making him a better college prospect at first blush. His offense--he hit .401 with 14 homers--was so stout this spring that he was being walked intentionally with the bases empty.
8 252 Seattle Mariners Jabari Blash OF Fla. $140,000
Blash, the Rangers' unsigned ninth-rounder a year ago, turned down $250,000 to come back to Miami-Dade and was having a solid season, hitting .341. Despite his raw power, though, he had only one home run. Blash has a premium arm and runs well for his size. However, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Blash was kicked off the Miami-Dade team in April, and as a fourth-year sophomore with big but raw tools and little chance of continuing his college career, he won't approach the money he turned down last year.
12 359 Kansas City Royals Danny Hernandez RHP Fla.
Miami-Dade's ace, Danny Hernandez, is a righthander who threw well at the state tournament, touching 93 mph out of a bullpen role, and he competes well with his fastball, changeup and slurvy slider. His breaking ball is probably a bit short for pro ball.
27 809 Kansas City Royals Jose Rodriguez OF Fla.