Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
4 118 Baltimore Orioles Trent Mummey OF Ala. $252,000
Center fielder Mummey is a well-rounded player and had a power surge this season, matching last year's home run total (15) in half as many at-bats. He missed the first seven weeks of the season with a severe ankle sprain before he returned to center. He doesn't have prototype range but maximizes what he does have and has above-average arm strength. He's a slightly above-average runner who repeats his simple swing and got hot this year with his power. Mummey showed juice and speed in the Cape Cod League last summer as well, hitting .250/.321/.400 with 22 steals. While scouts don't project him to be a power hitter as a pro, he should have average power and could go out as high as the fourth round.
4 129 Milwaukee Brewers Hunter Morris 1B Ala. $218,700
Morris spurned the Red Sox as a second-round pick in 2007, making him the highest unsigned high school draft pick to attend college that year. He was a first-team Freshman All-American in 2008 but stumbled as a sophomore, hitting just .282 and striking out 50 times in 50 games. Morris responded by getting in the best shape of his life, and this time the cliche was actually true: He lost 30 pounds and stunned scouts when he posted a 6.75-second 60-yard time on scout day in the fall. His leaner 6-foot-2, 220-pound body has allowed Morris to improve his bat speed, as he can hit velocity better than he used to, and has made his actions and swing looser. While he's still a below-average defender (though with a solid arm), he's no longer a total liability at first base, and he's a solid-average runner under way. Morris doesn't have explosive power and may have more pure hitting ability than raw juice, with both grading out as average or a tick above. He's likely to go out in the same range as he did out of high school.
10 313 Detroit Tigers Cole Nelson LHP Ala. $90,000
Nelson is a 6-foot-7, 240-pounder who can get out of sync quickly and whose stuff falls off when he's in the stretch. His fastball tops out at 92 mph from the windup, and he has feel for his slider as well.
11 347 Florida Marlins Grant Dayton LHP Ala.
14 431 Tampa Bay Rays Austin Hubbard RHP Ala.
Hubbard, the Tigers' closer, has a fringy fastball that sits 87-90 mph and throws a lot of sliders from 79-82 mph and touching 84. It works, as he was 5-2, 1.96 with nine saves, but he wasn't expected to be a high pick.
17 509 Kansas City Royals Ryan Jenkins C Ala.
18 539 Kansas City Royals Brian Fletcher OF Ala. $275,000
The son of ex-big league infielder Scott, Fletcher is a different player than his dad. Scott was a bat-control middle infielder, while Brian is a slugging left fielder known for his power. Fletcher should join Chad Bettis, Derek Dietrich and Brett Eibner as unsigned members of the Astros' 2007 draft class who go in single-digit rounds in 2010. Fletcher has a pro mentality, shaking off failure well, which comes in handy because he has 192 strikeouts in 612 at-bats at Auburn (31 percent). Fletcher's more athletic than Kevin Patterson, so he's capable of being an average left fielder as a pro. While he lacks Patterson's pure strength and size, he has electric bat speed and can catch up to good fastballs. He's just too aggressive early in counts and gets himself into pitcher's counts too often.
23 701 Tampa Bay Rays Kevin Patterson 1B Ala.
Patterson was slugging .769 thanks to 16 home runs in 114 at-bats. A 24th-round pick in 2007 out of high school (White Sox), Patterson had a tough college career, struggling with defensive fundamentals, nagging injuries and contact. He had struck out in 33 percent of his at-bats over three seasons. While Patterson runs well, including a 6.8-second 60 time on scout day, he's a poor left fielder who takes bad routes to the ball, and he has played almost exclusively at DH for Auburn this season. He could still go with a single-digit pick thanks to his strength and bat speed, which give him greater raw power than anyone else on his team.
30 907 Cincinnati Reds Brad Hendrix RHP Ala.
35 1070 Colorado Rockies Justin Fradejas OF Ala.
45 1362 Seattle Mariners Stephen Kohlscheen RHP Ala.