Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
8 255 San Diego Padres Brian Adams OF Ky. $75,000
Adams is an intriguing athlete who doubles as a wide receiver on Kentucky's football team, but he's so raw that he got only 44 at-bats this spring. He's a 6-foot-4, 220-pounder who can run the 60-yard dash in 6.3-6.4 seconds and has plus raw power from the right side of the plate. He also has above-average arm strength. If he can solve his swing-and-miss issues, he could be a steal.
8 272 Tampa Bay Rays Luke Maile C/1B Ky. $133,200
Maile is the biggest power threat on a Kentucky team that won its first 22 games and led the Southeastern Conference for much of the regular season. A 6-foot-3, 220-pound righthanded hitter, Maile has good strength and made some needed adjustments at the plate this year without compromising his solid pop. He has shortened his swing, made more consistent contact and caught up to better fastballs. He has good patience at the plate. Offense definitely is the strength of Maile's game, and scouts remain unconvinced that he can catch regularly in pro ball. He has shared duties behind the plate the last two years with Michael Williams while also seeing extensive time at first base. Maile has average arm strength but a long release, and he doesn't look pretty as a receiver. To his credit, he did throw out 56 percent of basestealers during the regular season. He also moves well enough to make left field a possible destination.
11 340 Minnesota Twins Taylor Rogers LHP Ky. $100,000
Rogers won't blow up any radar guns, but his pitchability made him a weekend starter for three years at Kentucky and helped him earn the win at the Cape Cod League all-star game last summer. At 6-foot-3 and 175 pounds, Rogers is more skinny than projectable, so his stuff isn't likely to get much better. He'll touch 90-91 mph with his fastball early in games but usually settles in at 87-88 mph. His curveball and changeup are effective, and he compensates for his lack of a plus pitch with outstanding command of his offerings. He has sound mechanics and repeats them well, though at times he's around the strike zone too much.
18 561 Chicago White Sox Thomas McCarthy 3B Ky.
20 620 New York Mets Tim Peterson RHP Ky. $100,000
21 664 Detroit Tigers Alex Phillips LHP Ky.
23 707 Miami Marlins Cameron Flynn OF Ky.
27 820 Minnesota Twins Jerad Grundy LHP Ky.
Grundy pitched sparingly at Miami in 2010 before transferring to Heartland (Ill.) CC last year and moving on to Kentucky this spring. He's attractive as a lefthander who can maintain a 90-91 mph for five innings, though he hasn't topped out at 94 this season as often as he has in the past. He has added some fastball life, and he still gets swings and misses with his slider. Grundy has improved his sinking changeup to give him an effective third pitch, but most scouts think he'll be a pro reliever because he's not big (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) and has a lot of effort in his delivery. His command and feel for pitching are average at best.
30 932 Tampa Bay Rays Michael Williams C Ky.