Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
3 105 Milwaukee Brewers Josh Prince SS La. $304,200
Shortstop Josh Prince had a breakout season, batting .353 and tying for the NCAA Division I lead with 48 steals in 55 attempts. That was a far cry from his performance in 2008, when he batted .236 in his first season at Tulane after transferring from Texas. He struggled last year while recovering from elbow surgery, and getting healthy and wearing glasses to correct an astigmatism led to his turnaround. Prince's best tool is his speed, which makes him a threat on the bases and allows him to cover ground at shortstop. He's not the most fluid defender, but he does have a solid arm. A 6-foot-3, 195-pounder, Prince controls the strike zone, makes contact and offers modest power from the right side. He doesn't use his legs well or get much leverage in his swing, and he'll have to prove he can hit with wood bats.
9 280 Toronto Blue Jays Aaron Loup LHP La. $100,000
Aaron Loup is a study in contradictions. He's a 6-foot, 175-pound lefthander who throws from a low-three-quarters slot, yet he has a solid-average fastball and can touch 93 mph. Despite that heater, a sweeping slider and fine control (a 61-9 K-BB ratio in 59 innings this spring), he gets hit harder than he should (5.93 ERA, .284 opponent average, nine homers). His ERA has gotten progressively worse in three seasons at Tulane, but he has the stuff and strike-throwing ability to be a successful reliever in pro ball.
10 317 Philadelphia Phillies Josh Zeid RHP La. $10,000
Righthander Josh Zeid was so inconsistent that he pitched just 43 innings in his first three college seasons, two at Vanderbilt and one at Tulane. He started to put things together for the Green Wave this spring, however, and should be one of the better senior signs in the draft. Zeid has a good frame at 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, and the arm strength to pitch in the low 90s and touch 95 mph with his fastball. He could use more life on his fastball and more consistency with his slider and command, but he did make progress in all those areas. He projects as a reliever in pro ball.
11 344 New York Mets Sam Honeck 1B La.
First baseman Sam Honeck had a disappointing 2008 season for Tulane, batting .275 with seven homers after starring for two years at Grayson County (Texas) CC. He was slow to recover from surgery in December 2007, having screws put in his foot to repair a break he sustained in high schools. Fully healthy and less pull-conscious as a senior, he hit .313 with 16 homers. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder has lefthanded power to all fields and a patient approach, though he does have some holes in his swing and will strike out. He's not much of an athlete but plays a solid first base.
25 747 San Francisco Giants Taylor Rogers RHP La.