2009 Draft: Purke wants Porcello moneyBy
Over at the Draft Blog, Keith Law reports that prep southpaw Matt Purke is looking for “Rick Porcello’s deal” in next week’s draft. Porcello received a Major League contract that included a $3.58M signing bonus and $7.285M in guaranteed money as part of the largest contract ever given to a high school pitcher when he was the 27th overall pick in 2007. The Yanks have been connected to Purke in recent weeks because he’s a big name prospect likely to fall, but that kind of money is a bit ridiculous. He’s good, but he’s no Porcello. Thankfully, it’s just a negotiating ploy.
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