Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
8 259 Oakland Athletics Kris Hall RHP Tenn. $137,200
Hall began his career at Division I Cleveland State, going 1-2, 11.36 as a freshman before transferring to NAIA Lee when Cleveland State announced it was shuttering its program. He helped the Flames reach the NAIA World Series last year as a reliever and did it this year as the staff ace, going 11-0, 1.52 with 115 strikeouts and 43 walks in 95 innings. Hall started putting it together last year, with his fastball jumping from the 86-88 mph range up to the low to mid-90s. His slider gives him a swing-and-miss pitch that at times is a true plus pitch at 86-87 mph, and he throws an effective hard curve as well. At other times his slider is flat and sweepy. Physical at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, he maintained his stuff even as a starter this year, especially early in the season, though he endured a dead-arm period late in the spring. Hall's delivery remains unrefined, as do his changeup and control, and many scouts see him as a reliever, pushing him down to the fourth or fifth round.
18 557 Miami Marlins Patrick Merkling LHP Tenn.
25 783 Arizona Diamondbacks Vince Spilker RHP Tenn.
29 900 St. Louis Cardinals Andy Hillis RHP Tenn.
32 985 Toronto Blue Jays Jorge Saez C Tenn.