Giants & Rangers To Sign Picks

The Giants and Rangers both agreed to big deals with draft picks today, accoridng to Jim Callis of Baseball America. Here are the details:

  • The Giants agreed to sign high school catcher Tommy Joseph to a $712k bonus, the largest amount for any second rounder so far this year. Callis says Joseph has plus-plus power and an above-average throwing arm.
  • Meanwhile, the Rangers signed 25th rounder Riley Cooper for $250k. Cooper, who is a wide receiver for the Florida Gators, will play his senior football season before commiting to baseball full-time early in 2010. The bonus exceeds the commissioner's recommendations by $100k.

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