Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
6 202 Boston Red Sox Ryan Lavarnway C Conn. $325,000
Lavarnway led Division I in batting at .467 as a sophomore (adding 14 homers), and he led the Ivy League with 13 homers as a junior despite missing the final eight games of the conference season with a broken wrist. He was an outfielder at Woodland Hills (Calif.) High before converting to catcher at Yale, and he remains raw defensively. He has arm strength and decent hands, but he struggles moving laterally and blocking balls and has a slow release. He's athletic enough and has a good enough bat to move to a corner outfield spot if necessary. An aggressive hitter with an advanced approach, Lavarnway covers the whole plate and seldom has a low-quality at-bat. He has above-average raw power and solid-average game power. His health and his remaining year of eligibility at Yale cloud his draft status, but he should be a summer follow in the Cape Cod League.
17 507 San Francisco Giants Brian Irving RHP Conn.
36 1093 Detroit Tigers Steve Gilman RHP Conn.
Gilman has more arm strength--he reached 94 in the Atlantic Collegiate League two summers ago and topped out at 92 this spring--and a decent hard slider, helping him to 4-0, 1.00 with five saves as Yale's closer this spring. He profiles as a middle reliever in pro ball.