Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
1 26 Colorado Rockies Kyle Parker OF S.C. $1,400,000
Parker has unique leverage, as he's a junior in baseball but finished his redshirt freshman football season in January as Clemson's starting quarterback. He threw for 2,526 yards and 20 touchdowns for the Tigers, and he's the first player in Division I history to throw for 20 touchdowns and hit 15 homers in the same season. Parker graduated high school a semester early to join the baseball team and was a Freshman All-American in 2008, clubbing 14 homers. His plate discipline slipped last year, but he has bounced back with a splendid junior season, hitting .391 with 17 home runs, making more consistent contact and being much more selective at the plate. Parker's a good athlete but not an elite, fast-twitch one, and his arm strength, like many quarterbacks, is just average in baseball. He may have enough arm for right field but would be a solid-average left fielder with polish. He has tremendous bat speed at the plate as well as good strength. He's a grinder on the ballfield, and scouts like his aptitude.
11 331 Arizona Diamondbacks Mike Freeman SS S.C.
13 411 Philadelphia Phillies John Hinson 3B S.C.
Tigers third baseman John Hinson had to take a medical redshirt in 2009 thanks to a back injury, and as an eligible sophomore he'll have a bit of leverage. He was healthy and showed his athleticism this season, hitting 12 homers and leading Clemson with 22 steals. He's athletic and repeats his swing, and his power is mostly to the gaps. Defense was a problem for Hinson throughout his career, though he has improved at third. He may profile better as a utility player.
27 810 Cleveland Indians Jeff Schaus OF S.C.
Schaus has been a middle-of-the-order force since his freshman season thanks to a solid, strong swing. His actions are a bit stiff and he lacks great athleticism. His patient approach, average hitting ability and average power will have to be his calling card.
29 880 Chicago Cubs Casey Harman LHP S.C. $150,000
Harman, miscast as a staff ace, is a solid three-pitch lefthander with steady stuff, including an 85-89 mph fastball with good sink. His straight changeup and slider are fringe-average but play up when he commands the two-seamer.
39 1175 Oakland Athletics John Nester C S.C.