MONDAY: Lopez's bonus is worth $690K, well above the $522K slot recommendation and the largest bonus of any player outside the top 65 picks, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America.
FRIDAY: The Brewers have reached preliminary agreements with second rounder Jorge Lopez and fifth rounder Michael Reed, reports MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. The contracts are pending physicals, and formal announcements are expected in the coming days.
Lopez, a high school right-hander from Puerto Rico, was the 70th overall selection in June, which carries a slot recommendation of $522K. Baseball America (subs. req'd) says he's "lanky, long and loose, with a fastball that sits 89-91 mph and touches 93 regularly." They also note his above-average curveball.
Reed, a high school outfielder from Texas, received a $500K bonus according to Baseball America's Jim Callis (Twitter links). MLB's slot recommendation for the 161st overall pick is approximately $155K. Baseball America says he "profiles nicely as a right fielder who swings the bat with authority from the right side of the plate and backs up his raw power with plus speed and arm strength."