Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
1 5 Cleveland Indians Drew Pomeranz LHP Miss. $2,650,000
Pomeranz, whose brother Stuart was the Cardinals' second-round pick out of high school in 2003, nearly signed himself out of high school, as a Rangers 12th-rounder in 2007. The deal fell through and Pomeranz instead embarked on a stellar career with Ole Miss, averaging 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings over nearly 300 career innings. He nearly pitched the Rebels to Omaha himself in 2009 with a 16-strikeout complete-game win on two days' rest in the regional final, followed by a 10-strikeout, seven-inning, 146-pitch effort the next week in a super regional. He was no worse for wear last summer with Team USA or this spring, when the Rebels have used him more judiciously. He even was removed from a start at South Carolina in a 0-0 game after seven innings. Pomeranz still was slowed in May by a mild pectoral muscle strain, which caused his fastball velocity to dip into the upper 80s in a start against Arkansas. When he's right, Pomeranz sits 90-94 mph with his fastball and creates tough angles for the hitter, pitching to both sides of the plate. Coaches assert that he's nearly unhittable at the college level when he's throwing his hard curve for strikes, a 12-to-6 downer. His changeup is solid-average as well, as he has shown feel for using it. Control has been Pomeranz's biggest concern. He walked nine in a letdown showdown with Louisiana State's Anthony Ranaudo and was averaging nearly 4.5 walks per nine innings. He said he has fixed the problem with a more consistent takeaway with the ball when he begins his windup, keeping him a better rhythm.
9 266 Washington Nationals Aaron Barrett RHP Miss. $35,000
Barrett improved over his sophomore season, when the junior-college transfer bombed. He works primarily off two pitches, an 88-91 mph fastball that in the past has touched 94, and a slider with above-average potential at 79-82 mph. Barrett throws a lot of sliders and profiles as a reliever in pro ball.
10 299 Kansas City Royals Tim Ferguson OF Miss. $75,000
Ferguson was a middle infielder for two years at Ole Miss before making a smooth move to center field as a junior. He's athletic, with his plus speed, his best tool, helping him steal 42 bases the last two seasons in just 47 tries. A return to the infield would help his value as a future utility player. He didn't make consistent contact in college but did learn the value of taking a walk as a junior.
31 930 Cleveland Indians David Goforth RHP Miss.
Goforth is Ole Miss' hardest thrower, reaching 95 mph and sitting at 92-94 even as a starter. At 5-foot-11, 191 pounds, the redshirt sophomore has fringy secondary stuff and wasn't fooling anyone this spring, as evidenced by his 1-5, 8.41 numbers. Opponents where hitting .363 with 15 home runs in just 56 innings.
43 1307 Florida Marlins Matt Tracy LHP Miss.