Via K. Levine-Flandrup: The Yankees have signed 18th round pick Dustin Fowler to an over-slot $278k bonus. Since he was drafted after the tenth round, any bonus money in excess of $100k counts against the draft pool, so his “pool hit” is $178k.
Fowler, 18, is a high school outfielder out of West Laurens High School in Georgia. The left-handed hitter and thrower is a raw, toolsy type who has some pop in his bat and plenty of speed. He is also a strong defender in center field. Fowler quit wrestling and playing football not too long ago and is still baseball raw. He also stands out for his very hard-nosed style of play. Dustin is not related to Dexter Fowler, in case you’re wondering.
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