Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
9 291 Chicago White Sox Micah Johnson 2B Ind. $127,600
Johnson's junior season almost ended before it began. Not only did he struggle in the Cape Cod League last summer, but he also hurt his throwing arm. It continued to bother him after he returned to Indiana, relegating him to DH duty. After going 3-for-21 in nine games, he had surgery that knocked him out for two months. He swung the bat better and returned to second base after rejoining the Hoosiers, and in a down year for college hitters he still could factor into the top five rounds of the draft. Though he's just 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Johnson can drive the ball thanks to his bat speed. He has good pop for a middle infielder, at times too much for his own good, as his lefthanded swing gets long and he doesn't control the strike zone. Though Johnson is athletic--he reportedly beat No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Greg Oden in a one-on-one basketball game when both were in high school--he's not a lock to stay in the infield. He has hard hands and some scouts think he might fit better in center field. He has the speed to make the transition, as he ran a 6.6-second 60-yard dash on scout day during the fall, and enough arm for the outfield.
10 314 Chicago Cubs Chad Martin RHP Ind. $10,000
While Martin has size (6-foot-7, 240 pounds), arm strength (he can hit 95 mph) and the ability to spin the ball, he has yet to parlays those assets into consistent success. He'll pitch at 90-93 mph with his fastball early in games but dip quickly into the low 80s. His curveball and slider have their moments but lack consistency. His control and command regressed in 2012, and scouts wish he has more deception in his delivery and fire in his belly. He spent his first two college seasons at Vincennes (Ind.) JC.