Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
11 337 Cincinnati Reds Drew Hayes RHP Tenn.
Hayes, also a 6-footer, is more over the top and gets less movement. He can run his fastball up to 94 mph but his heater flattens out, making him hittable. He's athletic, having played quarterback in high school, and is the son of a baseball coach (Glenn Hayes coached at NAIA Bethel, Ind., where Hayes played as a freshman). He hasn't had much success and doesn't have a great breaking ball, using his changeup as a second pitch.
22 666 Toronto Blue Jays Aaron Westlake OF Tenn.
Westlake stepped in for Casali behind the plate in 2009 but is too big to catch every day. The Californian also has played in the outfield but looks like a better fit at first base, where he's an average fielder. He wavers from too passive to too aggressive at the plate, making him streaky. He has good raw power and led the Commodores with 12 home runs, half of them in conference play. His bat could sneak him into the 10th round.
30 900 Cleveland Indians Taylor Hill RHP Tenn.
Vanderbilt has plenty of players who could be drafted high this year, if teams think they are signable. Chief among them is junior righthander Taylor Hill, who backtracked as a sophomore after earning a rotation spot as a freshman. He bounced back this year by improving his fastball velocity and command (cutting his walk rate in half from his freshman season). He touched plenty of 93s this season and sat at 89-92 mph. His heater has sink and boring action, and he maintains his velocity. Hill has picked up a split-finger fastball to help him get strikeouts, as his low-80s slider has power but fringy movement. He also throws a changeup. Hill is homer-prone because he pitches off his fastball so much. He profiles as a durable innings-eater and could go off the board as high as the fifth round.
31 950 Colorado Rockies Russell Brewer RHP Tenn.
Brewer had a strong summer in the Cape Cod League in 2009, striking out 33 in 24 innings while getting 10 saves; it was his second straight strong Cape effort. He has already graduated and could be the easiest sign of the bunch. A 6-foot, 210-pound future set-up man, he locates his average fastball well from a low three-quarters arm slot and has a solid slider. He hadn't pitched since May 15 with arm soreness, something to watch.
32 972 Seattle Mariners Andrew Giobbi C Tenn.
41 1249 St. Louis Cardinals Chase Reid RHP Tenn.
Reid has considerably less velocity despite the better body at 6-foot-3, 212 pounds, as he sits in the mid-80s with his fastball. His curveball and straight changeup are better than any secondary pitch Brewer or Hayes offers.