Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
12 368 Cleveland Indians Grant Sides RHP Ala.
Samford has a potential first-rounder for 2012 in lefthander Lex Rutledge, who moved from the bullpen to a rotation spot this season. The Bulldogs' talent is concentrated in its freshman and sophomore classes, and the team won a school-record 37 games this season. A pair of righthanded relievers, Andrew Jones and Grant Sides, and are the team's top pitching prospects this year. Sides has run his fastball into the mid-90s after returning from Tommy John surgery. His 1.78 ERA this year was the best of his career by a long shot, and he still has more career walks (73) than strikeouts (70). He served as Jones' set-up man.
18 562 Boston Red Sox Andrew Jones RHP Ala.
A pair of righthanded relievers, Andrew Jones and Grant Sides, and are the team's top pitching prospects this year. Jones touched 93 with his heater while generally pitching with an average fastball with decent life. He throws a lot of strikes and has a solid-average changeup as well.
25 752 Pittsburgh Pirates Josh Martin RHP Ala.
31 951 Chicago White Sox Michael Johnson SS Ala.