Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
2 90 Philadelphia Phillies Harold Martinez 3B Fla. $387,000
Miami's top prospect entering the year was supposed to be third baseman Harold Martinez, who also was highly touted entering his senior year in high school. He has a long performance track record that included two USA Baseball stints. He had a modest senior high school season and wound up at Miami, and he seems to be following a similar path this year. He hit 21 homers as a sophomore to lead the Atlantic Coast Conference. The less-potent bats at the college level this season have affected Martinez, though, and he had as many sacrifice hits (10) as extra-base hits through 53 games. He has timing issues at the plate and doesn't recognize pitches well, and he has yet to hit .300 at the college level. He has raw power but doesn't make consistent enough contact to bring it out. Martinez is a solid athlete who can handle third base defensively, with plenty of arm strength. He has filled in at shortstop when needed and has played some first base. He runs well enough to handle a corner outfield spot. His best-case scenario as a pro could be as a utility player thanks to his glove.
3 98 Chicago Cubs Zeke DeVoss OF Fla. $500,000
A somewhat polarizing player for scouts, DeVoss is an eligible sophomore who turned down a late-round offer from the Red Sox out of the 2009 draft. He was one of Miami's few impact offensive players in an up-and-down season, teaming with Nathan Melendres at the top of the lineup and setting the table ably, though his swing is inconsistent. He's not physical but is a good athlete who is less polished than the average college player in Florida. He's one of college baseball's faster runners, and his speed plays offensively. When he's going right he'll sting line drives to the gaps and put his speed to use on the basepaths. DeVoss played shortstop in high school and has shifted between left field and second base. He hasn't played center field much in deference to Melendres, making it difficult for scouts who think that's his best position. His speed and athleticism figure to make him the first Miami player off the board.
8 260 St. Louis Cardinals Danny Miranda LHP Fla. $125,000
Daniel Miranda racked up 15 saves as Miami's closer this season. At 5-foot-11, 220 pounds, he's not projectable and thrived by commanding a mix of three lively pitches from a low three-quarters slot: an average fastball, decent curveball and changeup that was his best pitch. He walked just four in 30 2011 innings, and some scouts questioned his durability considering he was basically a one-inning guy.
16 500 St. Louis Cardinals Travis Miller RHP Fla.
17 513 Seattle Mariners Nate Melendres OF Fla. $150,000
At 5-foot-10, 197 pounds, Melendres has four tools that are average or better. He is a solid-average defender and plus runner who plays the short game well and makes consistent contact. He's a good basestealer whose bat lacks impact potential due to his lack of power. Melendres' average arm helps him profile as a fourth outfielder.
32 984 Texas Rangers Sam Robinson LHP Fla.
42 1263 Seattle Mariners David Villasuso C Fla.