Top Diamondbacks draft pick Stephen Drew enrolled in classes at Florida State yesterday, a move similar to the one made by older brother J.D. Drew.

Arizona selected the shortstop with the No. 15 pick in June's amateur draft. Drew's first class is Tuesday, so he still could discuss a contract with the team until the time he attends that class.

Drew was widely considered the top college position player when he entered the draft a year early after he hit .344 with 17 home runs and 56 RBI for the Seminoles last season.

However, signability was a factor because of his adviser, Scott Boras, and Drew slipped into the middle of the first round. Boras, who also represents the Braves' J.D. Drew and brother Tim Drew, did not return a message seeking comment.

J.D. Drew was the No. 2 pick overall by the Phillies in 1997 but spurned the team's offer, played for the Northern League's St. Paul Saints and reentered the draft. He was picked and signed by the Cardinals the following year.

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