Jun
08

2012 Draft: Hensley headed to Tampa for physical

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According to his Twitter feed, first rounder Ty Hensley is heading to Tampa for a few days to take his physical. That’s a pretty good indication that the two sides are very close to an agreement if one isn’t already in place. Slot money for the 30th overall pick is $1.6M and I’m guessing his bonus will come very close to that. Maybe a little over, maybe a little under.

Hensley told reporters shortly after the draft that he hopes to sign quickly and reach the big leagues by age 21. The signing deadline was moved up a full month to July 13th this year, so he should be able to throw some rookie ball innings once he officially joins the organization. Everything you need to know about the kid is right here.

Categories : Asides, Draft
  • Matt

    Matt Snyder is too if you take a look at the replies to the tweet.

    • Kevin G.

      And Stryker Trahan for the D-Backs

  • Gonzo

    He wants to get ruched to the majors? He’s got the right ballclub for that. amirite? amirite? Wacka Wacka Wacka!

    • MannyGeee

      too soon….

      Sincerely,

      Joba Chamberlin’s Elbow

      • Gonzo

        I would have also accepted Joba Chamberlain’s Starting Career.

        • MannyGeee

          ZING!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      The “rushing” the Yanks have done isn’t even close to what other teams do. The Tigers have brought up more than one guy from A-ball to pitch. The White Sox, of course, are now geniuses for plucking Jose Quintana out of single-A for us and putting him in their rotation. Let’s not go too crazy here.

      • Gonzo

        And hear I thought the “Wacka Wacka Wacka!” was too much of a clue.

        • Gonzo

          hear? ha.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Clearly, “hear” versus “here” threw me off there, Gonzo. ;)

            • Gonzo

              I’m on a role!

  • This Year

    Like the non-Borasian attitude. Let’s get to work, and I am blessed for being a millionaire at 18. Rare but sweet.

    • RetroRob

      Well if he signs for $1.5 million, he will have to pay his agent his cut. What does an agent get? 20% Less, more? Then he’ll have to pay Uncle Sam his share on what’s left, so that’s another 40%. Maybe he walks away with 700K or so. He’ll need part of that money to live on to over the coming seasons.

      So not quite a millionaire, but he’s doing better than the minimum wage I was getting at his age!

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Most agents get 3-5%.

      • MannyGeee

        this. And also, he’s got $700k to live off of (after tax) for the next 3ish years… As a college educated professional in my early 30′s, I can safely say I am NOWHERE near that. let alone the $10/hr I was lucky to get walking out of high school.

        • Brian Cashman is Watching

          Doesn’t he also get a paycheck for living expenses? This is just a signing bonus I thought.

          Plus tuition reimbursement. I think the $700K would fun money.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

            Yep, the bonus is just a bonus. He still gets the typical minor league salaries and per diem, both of which are peanuts really.

            • SMK

              Mmmm…peanuts.

        • Ted Nelson

          The $700K isn’t really for the next 3 years only. While his expected income is huge because of the chance to make millions later… odds probably are that $ represents the majority of what he’ll make from baseball in his life. I think like 20-25% of guys drafted around #30 make MLB for more than a cup of coffee.

          • Ted Nelson

            Maybe not the majority (1st round picks are probably going to at least get a 40 man spot for a couple years even if they’re disappointments, I would guess), but probably a good chunk of what he should expect.

      • Dropped Third

        I hope the kid can get as much as he can, wouldnt you? And hes not guna be able to retire off this check but he wont be driving a beat, used car thats for damn sure.

    • MannyGeee

      this kid has character. lets hope he has a changeup too.

    • Ted Nelson

      A lot of guys sign pretty quickly and still do well for themselves.

  • JohnC

    Hopefully they got him a little underslot so they can pool that extra money towards a couple of the high ceiling guys from day 3 like Jackson, Stewart or Moore

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This has been quite the quick falling-in-love process for fans. I really hope this kid’s excitement pays off. How he fell from almost being picked tenth to the Yankees is a great story.

  • JohnC

    Jim Callis tweeted that Jays will sign Anthony Alford and allow him to play football in college. Hmmm. SOunds a little shady. Don’t know if anyone remembers a similar situation in the 80s with the Yanks drafting a kid named Billy Cannon Jr.. He was considered a top 10 pick but his dad sent a letter to all clubs telling them not to draft him cause he was going to school to play football. Yanks ended up taking him in 3rd round and signed him. Ironically, it was Jays’s GM Pat Gillick who raised hell about it and demanded that Commssioner Bowie Kuhn look into it. Kuhn agreed it was a shady deal and voided it and stripped Yanks of rights to Cannon.

    • Gonzo

      Didn’t Jake Locker among others have similar deals? He never once suited up for the Angels. It’s not exactly a recipe for MLB success.

      Jack McGeary signed a deal where he got to Stanford while the Nats paid for everything. He had to drive miles away to practice because Stanford wouldn’t let them use their baseball facilities. That didn’t really work out well for them either.

      • JohnC

        Come to think of it, I do remember Danny Ainge playing for the Jays while he was playing basketball in college, then went on to a great NBA career

      • A.D.

        Yeah Kyle Parker has/had one too

        Cedric Benson played summer ball for the dodgers

        Wasn’t Henson playing for the Yanks at Michigan and then they gave him the money to give up football?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      I remember when the Yankees let Deion Sanders do that…

      • RetroRob

        And there was some guy named Bo Jackson that some team allowed to play professional football. Didn’t work out well in the end.

  • Kentucky Bomber

    Hope this Hensley works out better than Meulens.