Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
2 74 San Francisco Giants Jarrett Parker OF Va. $700,000
Parker was a key player in Virginia's College World Series run in 2009, and he looked like a likely first-rounder with his body and track record. He slowed down by the time the Cavaliers arrived in Omaha, though, and he hit just .188 in the Cape Cod League. He got off to a slow start in 2010, and his stock continued to fall. His average dipped below .300 for some time, though he turned it on as the draft approached, raising his line to .322/.414/.574 with seven home runs in mid-May. At 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Parker would be the final product if someone were asked to draw up the body of a major league outfielder with his long, lean frame. He's a good defender in center field with plus speed and an average arm. At the plate, Parker's strength and leverage give him good raw power. Against Duke this season he crushed a hanging changeup that one-hopped an office building in right field at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, which is also home of the Triple-A franchise. Parker's long arms do make him prone to a long swing and high strikeout numbers, and most scouts think he won't hit for a very high average. He would benefit from shortening up his swing and utilizing his speed more. Many hoped for a better season out of him and see him as a risky pick, but there's a lot of upside as well. He could go in the sandwich round, though it's possible that he could slide into the second round.
5 164 Atlanta Braves Phil Gosselin 2B Va. $150,300
Gosselin got a lot of attention after a first-inning home run against Stephen Strasburg in the 2009 Irvine regional, and he was building on that by batting .385/.465./619 with eight home runs, 58 runs and a team-best 21 doubles this spring. He's a good athlete capable of playing multiple positions, though he fits best at second base. He has good bat speed and is a solid-average runner.
5 167 Florida Marlins Robert Morey RHP Va. $150,000
One Cavalier to make a name for himself against Strasburg was Morey. He went six innings in that game, allowing five hits, three walks and no runs while striking out nine. He was 9-2, 3.14 in 86 innings this season with 66 strikeouts and 33 walks as Virginia's Saturday starter. His fastball sits around 90-91 mph, though he can touch higher early in games. Against Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament he touched 95 mph but dropped off quickly and got knocked around. Morey competes enough to go deep in games, as he averages better than six innings a start. His second-best offering is a slider that is inconsistent but shows flashes of being a good pitch. He's a good athlete, but at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, scouts can't project him to add much to his arsenal.
10 307 Cincinnati Reds Kevin Arico RHP Va. $85,000
Two key contributors to the Virginia bullpen should get drafted, though their stuff is a bit fringy for pro ball. Tyler Wilson and Kevin Arico are the only Virginia pitchers with more than 20 appearances on the season. Wilson was 7-3, 3.11 in 55 innings with 60 strikeouts and 24 walks, while Arico was 1-1, 2.96 in 25 appearances with 16 saves. Both are good college pitchers, but they work with fastballs that sit in the upper 80s and don't touch 90 or better enough. Arico throws a slider a majority of the time, though it's an average pitch at best. Wilson probably has a better shot of getting picked higher because he has shown an ability to start in the past.
11 327 Pittsburgh Pirates Dan Grovatt OF Va.
Grovatt is a physical corner outfielder at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds. He was batting just .292/.395/.465 this season, and he's unconventional at the plate. He has an upper body swing, and scouts don't see his power being better than average. His best tool is a plus arm, and he gets high marks for his makeup.
12 360 Cleveland Indians Tyler Cannon 3B Va.
Cannon was Virginia's top hitting prospect last year, but he didn't sign as a 41st-round pick of the Pirates and returned to finish his degree. He can hit line drives with gap power from both sides of the plate, though he's in just his second year of switch-hitting. He was batting .340/.420/.505 this spring with 17 doubles and 35 RBIs. He's a good defensive shortstop for college, but he can't play there every day at the next level. Scouts see him as a useful utilityman who can play all four infield positions, and he has enough arm strength that he could get a look behind the plate. Cannon will go out much higher this year as a senior sign.
35 1057 Cincinnati Reds Tyler Wilson RHP Va.
Virginia's deep pitching staff has been a key to its success, and two key contributors in the bullpen should get drafted, though their stuff is a bit fringy for pro ball. Tyler Wilson and Kevin Arico are the only Virginia pitchers with more than 20 appearances on the season. Wilson was 7-3, 3.11 in 55 innings with 60 strikeouts and 24 walks. Both are good college pitchers, but they work with fastballs that sit in the upper 80s and don't touch 90 or better enough. Wilson probably has a better shot of getting picked higher because he has shown an ability to start in the past.
35 1064 Atlanta Braves Kenny Swab C Va.
36 1101 Philadelphia Phillies Neal Davis LHP Va.