Jun
18

2011 Draft: Yankees sign Dante Bichette Jr.

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Update (9:34am): Sweeny Murti hears that the signing bonus will be around $750,000, so just a little bit above slot. Marc Carig confirms.

Original Post (9:03am): Via K. Levine-Flandrup, the Yankees have officially signed top pick Dante Bichette Jr. No word on the signing bonus, but I can’t imagine it’s far off from MLB’s slot recommendation of $694,800. The signing wasn’t expected to take very long at all and it didn’t, so now he’ll likely join the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Yankees when their season begins on Monday. Alright Dante, time to make the Yankees look smart.

Categories : Asides, Draft

11 Comments»

  1. Rainbow Connection says:

    What are the odds that Dante will work in the following quotes in future interviews?

    “Bunch of savages in this town.”
    “I’m not even supposed to BE here today.”
    “36?”

  2. The Big City of Dreams says:

    Worst draft pick ever

    – Random Yankee fan

  3. Ivan says:

    Good Dante. Hope you be the next great Yankee.

  4. CP says:

    I wonder how much of a benefit having the extra year of professional ball makes – specifically compared to signing at the August 15 deadline and basically missing the entire season the player is drafted in.

  5. CC's third leg says:

    Good luck Dante, hope to see you at third base in 3-6 years

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