Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
8 252 Minnesota Twins Brian Dozier SS Miss. $30,000
Southern Mississippi reached regionals (and then advanced to super regionals) despite an injury to senior shortstop Brian Dozier, the team leader who went down in April with a broken clavicle. He was more of a solid college shortstop than a big pro prospect and fits better at second base, as a fringy runner with a fringe arm.
11 343 Chicago White Sox J.R. Ballinger RHP Miss.
The Golden Eagles' top prospect, eligible sophomore righthander J.R. Ballinger, has a smaller-than-ideal frame at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds. He has run his fastball up as high as 92 mph but pitches at 89-90, with a solid changeup. His out pitch is his curveball, a short spike in the upper 70s, and he keeps the ball in the ballpark, having yielded just two home runs.
12 374 New York Mets James Ewing 2B Miss.
24 714 San Diego Padres Bo Davis OF Miss.
Southern Miss' best hitter had been senior outfielder Bo Davis, an above-average runner with athletic ability who led the team in batting, OBP, slugging, home runs, walks and stolen bases. He's a fifth-year player who turned 24 in April.