More draft signingsBy
In addition to the Andrew Brackman megadeal (largest bonus they’ve ever given to a drafted player, and the 3rd largest they’ve ever given period, behind, ugh, Hideki Irabu & Jose Contreras), the Yanks also locked up the following players:
- California high school catcher Austin Romine, second round ($500,000).
- Texas third baseman Brad Suttle, fourth round ($1,300,000).
- Texas high school outfielder Taylor Grote, eighth round ($250,000).
- Louisiana high school shortstop Carmen Angelini, 10th round ($1,000,000).
All the deals are over slot, while the Suttle and Angelini deals are records for their respective rounds. Suttle may be the big name, but I think Angelini’s the better prospect. Overall it was a nice haul this year for the Yanks (you can see all their picks and whether or not they signed here), they added some legit position player prospects to all those arms, and continued to flex their financial muscles by taking signability guys in the later rounds. Bravo front office, bravo.
Updates on some prominent non-Yankee draftees after the jump.
The D-Rays inked #1 overall pick David Price to a gargantuan 6-yr ML deal, worth a guaranteed $8.5M ($5.6M bonus), but could escalate to as much as $11.25M.
As of this writing, the following 1st rounders have yet to sign:
- #2 pick Mike Moustakas (Royals, doesn’t look like it’ll get done)
- #3 pick Josh Vitters (Cubbies, it’ll be announced shortly)
- #5 pick Matt Weiters (O’s, not gonna get done, Angelos fucked this one up by hiring Andy McPhail between the draft & signing deadline)
- #9 pick Jarrod Parker (D-Backs, gonna get done)