Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
1s 36 Boston Red Sox Bryce Brentz OF Tenn. $889,200
Drafted as a pitcher out of high school by the Indians in the 30th round, Brentz was known more for a fastball that reached 92 mph. He was in the weekend rotation as a sophomore but made much more noise at the plate, leading Division I in batting at .465 as well as in home runs (28) and slugging (.930). Brentz followed up by hitting .366 for Team USA and moved to center field as a junior, but he hasn't had the encore season he or scouts hoped for, despite giving up pitching. Brentz got off to a bit of a slow start, then missed three weeks with a hairline fracture of his right ankle. He moved to right field after returning from the injury and profiles better there anyway. His arm hasn't quite bounced back to what it was in high school; once above-average, it's now more solid average. Brentz's all-or-nothing approach at the plate makes him streaky, but he has explosive power, and even in a difficult year he was slugging close to .700. The salutatorian at his high school, Brentz is bright, plays hard and is what he is, a feast-or-famine slugger who fits the right-field profile. He shouldn't last past the first round.
11 329 Kansas City Royals Alex McClure SS Tenn. $110,000
The state's darkhorse will be summer follow McClure, a Middle Tennessee State shortstop who missed the season while sitting out as a transfer from Vanderbilt. McClure attended Walters State JC, then went to Vanderbilt before transferring. His father is the baseball coach at Austin Peay. McClure's best tools are his arm strength and hands. Defensively, he's an above-average defender at shortstop at the college level and could stick there as a pro. He has improved his strength while sitting out and will be followed closely as he plays in the Coastal Plain League this summer.
17 513 Houston Astros Tyler Burnett 3B Tenn.
18 536 Washington Nationals Justin Miller 2B Tenn.
20 620 Colorado Rockies Blake McDade 1B Tenn.
25 770 Colorado Rockies Ken Roberts LHP Tenn.
46 1379 Kansas City Royals Drew Robertson C Tenn.