Red Sox To Sign Bryce Brentz

The Red Sox are close to signing supplemental first-round pick Bryce Brentz, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. The 36th overall pick will receive a $892K bonus, which is the same amount received by the Dodgers' Aaron Miller, last year's 36th selection.

Brentz, a 21-year-old outfielder from Middle Tennessee State, ranked tenth in ESPN.com's Keith Law's list of top amateur prospects, and was considered one of the draft's best college bats.

On Monday night, we heard that the Red Sox were close to agreements with Brentz and first-rounder Kolbrin Vitek. The Sox agreed to terms yesterday with Vitek, but both players must pass physicals before their deals are finalized, according to Alex Speier of WEEI (via Twitter).


12 Responses to Red Sox To Sign Bryce Brentz Leave a Reply

  1. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Outstanding news. If this is true, should leave more bonus money for the loose restrictions for Ranaudo, Workman, Coyle, Cecchini, then hopefully they can get Perkins under 2 sport restrictions and either Duke or Jaffe.

    Things looking good early on so far with 1st 2 signed for slot and both ranked high with good bats.

  2. Of course they can draft well and take chances, they can actually afford to take risks on higher paid talent…

    • ReverendBlack 5 years ago

      No other team that drafts poorly can? Doubt it.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      Just like those high payroll Pirates and Royals are doing.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      Just like those high payroll Pirates and Royals are doing.

  3. baseballz 5 years ago

    I just have to say that the sox had a ridiculously good draft. After seeing what they got I wished i was a sox fan because my team didn’t draft near as well with more picks. Im even betting that Boston doesn’t spend close to the most on this years draft despite signing an extreme amount of top 15 guys.

  4. I say trade him for Adrian Gonzalez, straight up! Just kidding…

  5. These bonuses are a farce. A mil for some kid just out of school who, under ideal circumstances, won’t be in the majors for a few years at best. What a joke.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      On the open market, these guys would be making much more money. If it’s wrong to give these thoroughly scouted young talents somewhat significant money because they’re not sure things, then how do you feel about any free agent pitcher over 26 getting dozens of times that amount?

  6. These bonuses are a farce. A mil for some kid just out of school who, under ideal circumstances, won’t be in the majors for a few years at best. What a joke.

  7. johnsilver 5 years ago

    It is mentioned on Firebrand and Soxprospects that Kendrick perkins has signed, then not signed also. The signed came from perkins himself which probably is true, as 2 sport guy Jacobs also did this same thing last year when he opened his mouth very prematurely with his huge (900K) over slot bonus in the 9th round and was forced to wait until 8/17 to make it official.

    Looks like this immense talent is probably in the fold also, a 6th round 6′ 2″ tremendously talented all around athlete that draws comparisons to Carl Crawford.

  8. johnsilver 5 years ago

    It is mentioned on Firebrand and Soxprospects that Kendrick perkins has signed, then not signed also. The signed came from perkins himself which probably is true, as 2 sport guy Jacobs also did this same thing last year when he opened his mouth very prematurely with his huge (900K) over slot bonus in the 9th round and was forced to wait until 8/17 to make it official.

    Looks like this immense talent is probably in the fold also, a 6th round 6′ 2″ tremendously talented all around athlete that draws comparisons to Carl Crawford.

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