Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
3 97 Minnesota Twins Adam Brett Walker 1B Fla. $490,400
A Wisconsin native, Walker comes from an athletic family, as his father (also Adam Brett) was an NFL replacement player in 1987 and a longtime football and track coach, while his mother was a college high jumper and volleyball player. Walker chose baseball and went South to play in college, helping lead Jacksonville to regionals in 2011 as the Atlantic Sun Conference player of the year. He hit .409/.486/.682 with 13 home runs and ranked in the top 10 in the nation in hits, RBIs and total bases. He also struck out 63 times, and then hit .216/.269/.336 with 56 strikeouts in 134 Cape Cod League at-bats last summer. Jacksonville has had a dreadful season with injuries but Walker has produced, though not quite as well as last season when the whole team was going well. Walker is an above-average runner who could move to the outfield if necessary, despite fringe-average arm strength. His value is in his bat, though, and he struggles to lay off breaking pitches or fastballs up and out of the zone. While he has cut his strikeout rate from 26 to 22.5 percent, his propensity to swing and miss may have cost him a shot at the first round.
16 489 Houston Astros Dan Gulbransen OF Fla.
Dan Gulbransen should have ranked among BA's Top 500 due to his hitting track record. Adam Brett Walker's wing man the last three seasons at Jacksonville, Gulbransen is a lefthanded hitter without a plus tool other than his bat. He has excellent hand-eye coordination and barrel awareness, and he makes consistent contact with a fairly polished approach. At 6-foot, 200 pounds, he's not loaded with power and is a fringe-average runner, and his performance slipped in his junior season, from .370/.491/.546 in 2011 to .324/.414/.478 in 2012.
19 580 Minnesota Twins Jonathan Murphy OF Fla.