Cardinals To Sign Supplemental Pick Jenkins

Cardinals supplemental draft pick Tyrell Jenkins will sign with the Cardinals this week, according to Coleman Swierc of KLTV. He'll get a $1.3MM bonus, according to ESPN.com's Keith Law (on Twitter).  Jenkins passed on a chance to play football at Baylor, explaining to KLTV, "I know that I will miss out on college, but me and my mom talked it over, and financially it was right, and this is the best choice for me." Baseball America estimates MLB's slot recommendation at $705,600, so Jenkins beat that easily.

Jenkins was drafted 50th overall this year, representing the Cardinals' supplemental pick for the loss of Joel Pineiro.  The prep righty was the 43rd-ranked talent in the draft according to Baseball America.  BA considered him the draft's most athletic pitcher, adding that he's "raw but has tremendous upside."

A couple of big-name Cardinals draft picks remain unsigned with seven days to go before MLB's deadline: 25th overall pick Zack Cox and 12th-round pick Austin Wilson.


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