Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
5 179 Atlanta Braves Blake Brown OF Mo. $222,000
Brown has one of the best packages of tools in the Big 12 Conference, but he doesn't always play up to them. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder has plus speed and raw righthanded power to go with solid arm strength and center-field defense. The question is how much he'll hit in pro ball. He has a hesitant approach at the plate, struggles against breaking balls and whiffed 53 times in 52 regular-season games. He also needs to get more aggressive to get the most out of his physical ability, which remains tantalizing enough that he could go as high as the fifth or sixth round.
20 629 Atlanta Braves Eric Garcia SS Mo.
Named the most outstanding player of the Big 12 Conference tournament after hitting .500 and leading Missouri to a surprising title, Garcia usually makes his mark with his glove. He has a live 5-foot-11, 175-pound body to go with sure hands and a solid arm. He did make 21 errors in his first 58 games this season, many early in the spring when he tried to do too much. He sometimes falls into the same trap as a hitter, spinning off the ball in an attempt to produce power. Scouts question how much he'll hit, though he does generate some backspin from both sides of the plate and has a knack for drawing walks. He's an average runner.
21 658 San Francisco Giants Ben Turner C Mo.
27 821 Seattle Mariners Blake Holovach LHP Mo.