Eleven First Round Picks Still Unsigned

Just ten first round selections and one supplementary first round pick remain unsigned with two-plus weeks remaining before this summer's deadline. The 11 players below will be eligible for future drafts if they don't sign by July 13, but we can expect most of these players to reach agreements in the coming 15 days. Here's the complete list of players who haven't yet agreed to terms:

3. Mike Zunino, Florida C, Mariners

4. Kevin Gausman, Louisiana State RHP, Orioles

6. Albert Almora, HS OF, Cubs

8. Mark Appel, Stanford RHP, Pirates

9. Andrew Heaney, Oklahoma State LHP, Marlins

16. Lucas Giolito, HS RHP, Nationals

18. Corey Seager, HS SS, Dodgers

22. Marcus Stroman, Duke RHP, Blue Jays

25. Richie Shaffer, Clemson IF, Rays

30. Ty Hensley, HS RHP, Yankees

55. Walker Weickel, HS RHP, Padres


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20 Comments on "Eleven First Round Picks Still Unsigned"


dirtydavid4
3 years 2 months ago

How many are represented by Scott Boras

3 years 2 months ago

6,8,18 are Boras clients

3 years 2 months ago

Hensley hasn’t signed yet? I thought I remembered RAB running a piece right after the draft saying that he was already close.

MB923
3 years 2 months ago

 I remember that piece too

LazerTown
3 years 2 months ago

He stated he wants to be in the majors by 21 too, he better sign now or that’s not happening.

3 years 2 months ago

God I hope Hensley doesn’t become the next Cole.

LazerTown
3 years 2 months ago

For sure, the Yankees really could have used him in their system right now, then it would have top talent.

Natsfan89
3 years 2 months ago

Hey Giolito, if you blow your arm out at UCLA you can expect to drop way past 16. Take the money.

Jays Fan
3 years 2 months ago

Stroman… LOL

Smrtbusnisman04
3 years 2 months ago

I doubt the Pirates are gonna sign Appel… I don’t want them going over slot and fortfeiting future picks.

LazerTown
3 years 2 months ago

Don’t really see him being able to make much more money in the future.  Why can’t teams just later give players money?  2 years down road sign for a higher $ deal?

3 years 2 months ago

 Coz you can’t write that in a contract. The days of the “Gentlermen’s Agreement” only exist is strip bars.

LazerTown
3 years 2 months ago

Players agree to not accept arbitration.

elscorcho the marlin
3 years 2 months ago

wth marlins, this kid is gushing over being a part of this organization, get the deal done.  

Marc_from_Brooklyn
3 years 2 months ago

Does anyone know which guys are still eligible to play in college next year? Is it everyone who hasn’t played four years in college or does the NCAA disqualify the guys who hire agents? Just wondering who may looking for work with the St. Paul Saints or Long Island Ducks on July 14.

3 years 2 months ago

Most of these kids have agents looking out for their own welfare first and the kid is just a tool to get them there.   Unless you are really being shafted, which never happens in the lower rounds, sign, get the money, prove yourself, and enjoy the game and pocket the agent money.   The agent usually starts things off on an antagonistic foot anyway.   To the team the kid is a part of the future while to the agent they are just a payday.

katanaguy
3 years 2 months ago

The hell with these young greedy kids today and pro sports in general. I switched my sports alleigance to college sports some time ago and enjoying it soo much more. Much more exciting for me. Kids play for pride and respect, very few prima donas, and the greed is greatly diminished. Biggest issue is still the selfishness of the NCAA, which by coincidence is the same issue of the NAACP. The pro sports world will destroy itself and come to a crashing halt in the future and I can’t wait to see that one happen. I want club box 1st row for that one.

katanaguy
3 years 2 months ago

I remember the days when many MLB players had off season jobs. In STL some of the Cardinal players worked construction and some drove beer trucks for Anheuser-Busch back then and many of these guys were established players, not bench players. My, have times changed…..imagine these kids having to do something like that today. Big money has ruined pro sports for me. I have an old friend from my college days at Arizona State who was in the front office with the Mariners-he used to negotiate player contracts with the agents…..the stories he used to tell about dealing with these agents….greedy horror stories. You have no idea of some of the actions of these agents that went on that never hit the sports media.

Psycho Tim
3 years 2 months ago

Times change — what happened is that in pro sports now everybody gets a piece of the pie, rather than just the owners. Was Gussie Busch driving a truck as well? No.

3 years 2 months ago

No, but he bought the trucks.  And he didn’t force the players to drive them.