Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
12 385 New York Yankees Danny Burawa RHP N.Y. $300,000
After posting a 3.13 ERA in seven appearances at Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC as a freshman in 2008, Burawa transferred to St. John's after the following fall, so he had to sit out 2009. He has been a revelation as a draft-eligible sophomore this spring, going 1-0, 1.02 with eight saves, 27 strikeouts and eight walks through 18 innings over 23 appearances. Burawa has a loose, wiry frame at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, but he has a long, funky arm action that one scout likened to an Iron Mike pitching machine tipped on its side. He pumps fastballs in the 93-95 mph range with good armside run, and he flashes an average 75-78 mph slurve with some tilt and bite, though more often the pitch breaks too early and he struggles to command it. His changeup is in its early stages of development. Burawa's limited track record causes scouts to be cautious, but his fresh arm is also an asset—one scout called his arm "a very loose cannon." He figures to be drafted somewhere between the second and fourth rounds.
23 710 Colorado Rockies Bruce Kern RHP N.Y.
Kern, a righthander, has decent stuff and feel for pitching but has posted ERAs above 6.00 in back-to-back years in the Johnnies' weekend rotation. His four-pitch mix includes an 88-91 mph fastball, a changeup with good depth and arm speed that he uses as an out-pitch, a slider and a 12-to-6 curveball. His curveball has good break, but he does not command it as well as the fringy slider. Because of his changeup, Kern has more success against lefthanded hitters. Kern is undersized at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds and is likely to wind up in the bullpen, where his fastball could play up. As a senior sign, he could be drafted as high as the 10th- to 15th-round range but is more likely to go around the 20th. He helped himself against Louisville in the Big East tournament, working at 89-92 with good life.
24 729 Milwaukee Brewers Greg Hopkins 3B N.Y.
34 1023 Houston Astros Ryan Cole RHP N.Y.