First And Supplemental Round Picks Yet To Sign

With myriad players currently in search of a College World Series title or holding out for an over-slot bonus, here are the first round and supplemental round draft picks who have yet to agree to terms:

3. Seattle Mariners - Mike Zunino, C, Florida

4. Baltimore Orioles - Kevin Gausman, RHP, Louisiana State

6. Chicago Cubs - Albert Almora, Mater Academy (Fla.)

8. Pittsburgh Pirates - Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford

9. Miami Marlins - Andrew Heaney, LHP, Oklahoma State

16. Washington Nationals - Lucas Giolito, RHP, Harvard-Westlake High School (Calif.)

18. Los Angeles Dodgers - Corey Seager, SS, Northwest Cabarrus High School (N.C.)

22. Toronto Blue Jays - Marcus Stroman, RHP, Duke

23. St. Louis Cardinals - James Ramsey, OF, Florida State

25. Tampa Bay Rays - Richie Shaffer, 1B/3B, Clemson

30. New York Yankees - Ty Hensley, RHP, Santa Fe High School (Okla.)

31. Boston Red Sox - Brian Johnson, LHP, Florida

42. Minnesota Twins (for Jason Kubel) - Luke Bard, RHP, Georgia Tech

44. San Diego Padres (for Aaron Harang) - Travis Jankowski, OF, Stony Brook

47. Oakland Athletics (for David DeJesus) - Matt Olson, 1B, Parkview High School (Ga.)

55. San Diego Padres (for Brett Austin) - Walker Weickel, RHP, Olympia High School (Fla.)

57. Cincinnati Reds (for Francisco Cordero) - Jeff Gelalich, OF, UCLA

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23 Comments on "First And Supplemental Round Picks Yet To Sign"

3 years 2 months ago

You can cross Matt Olson off the list, he just tweeted that he signed.

Edit: Or will sign, “leaving in the morning” “time to start a new chapter #OaklandA”

3 years 2 months ago

Sweet, thanks for the info

3 years 2 months ago

I hope Johnson signs I see him to be a solid back of rotation starter with Lester maybe Beckett buckholtz Barnes Doubront we should have a good rotation in future

3 years 2 months ago

Johnson/Maddux/Larson (1 (31), 3RD, 20TH). The Sox UF draftees will have to wait until the CWS is over before they sign, or which ones sign.

Should have said..They won’t sign before the gators are eliminated..

3 years 2 months ago

More pitching the better, but I’ve heard the Sox are painfully close to maxed out on money to sign picks without penalty. I hope he gets done but curious if they will go over and pay the penalty.

3 years 2 months ago

All the estimates that say they are close to their limit are including him already, and assuming he signs for slot (Baseball America for example), so they don’t have to worry about being able to afford Johnson (because he’s already figured into those estimates).  The thought is that he will actually sign for under slot, so they likely aren’t all that close to their limit yet (depending on what he – and Maddox – sign for, they could be $750k away from their limit still).

3 years 2 months ago

Do the Padres lose the pick if they can’t sign Weickel since he was compensation for not being able to sign Austin last year, or did the rules change?

3 years 2 months ago

Rules changed, they keep the pick next year, but it’ll be the #56 pick, something like that. I know that the top three rounds are protected.

3 years 2 months ago

They’ve already been protected, but this would be the second time with the same pick if we fail to sign him.  Did the rules change so picks are protected for 2 years?  Can the same pick fail to sign twice?  It used to be that if you fail to sign a pick you get compensation the following year.  If that pick wasn’t signed the following year, you lose it.  Is that still the case, or do you get another year of compensation?

3 years 2 months ago

I know for sure that a pick like the Jays’ pick in the first round that’s compensation for not signing Tyler Beede is protected, and that they’ll have a pick 1 pick later in next years draft if they don’t sign whoever they took with that pick. I think it’s kind of a “rollover” I guess.

3 years 2 months ago

 The compensation for Beede is not a protect slot, it was when the Jays lost out on him last year, but the second year it’s no longer protected.  It’s literally use or lose.  The compensation round is unprotected as well.

3 years 2 months ago

I really hope Albert Almora signs soon or fires his “holier than thou agent” then signs. Either way I would love to see him in Wrigley in the future.

3 years 2 months ago

The Jays were ‘negotiating with Smoral’ as of yesterday, he is not signed.

Jamie Sayer
3 years 2 months ago

 Really hope he signs, everyone seems so high on him.

Andrew Scott
3 years 2 months ago

Is Mark Appel going to bite the bullet and sign or do you think he’s banking on his talent catapulting him into a higher draft spot next season?  He’s not in line for a bad payday in Pittsburgh; just not what he wanted. 

3 years 2 months ago

i think it will take 4mill+ just a guess tho.

3 years 2 months ago

I’m not paying $4 million after watching him get murdered by Florida State on ESPN. And he only throws 91.

3 years 2 months ago

Next years draft is so much deeper than this. Even if he only gets half of what he wanted from the Astros, $3M today is worth more than $3M next year, so he’d be stupid to turn down guaranteed money, and go back to Stanford and assume the risk of either injury or just not performing. 

Don Taskitsnoneofyourbusiness
3 years 2 months ago

Scott Boras needs to give a huge “my bad” on this one.  Appel is not good enough for the Pirates to give up a future draft pick to sign him.  That said, they will probably give him a token amount above slot, so everyone can save face.  So yes, Scott Boras may have cost his client $4M, but what else is new.  Appel could get that money back easy just by signing now, getting to A+ for 50-70 IP this year, AA next year, possibly w/Sep callup, and starting his arbitration clock in 2014, being eligible in 2016 for a big payday…if he’s as good as Boras says.  If he refuses to sign for what the Pirates offer him, he misses this year, next year, since the signing deadline doesn’t apply to draft picks that have exhausted college eligibility, and likely won’t start in the minors until 2014, putting off his arb eligibility until 2018, at the earliest.  So in other words, quibbling over $4M today, could cost Appel $10M down the road.
   The real test here is for Scott Boras.  Does he fight to set a precedent, that could line his pockets in the future at the expense of his client, or does he put his client’s interests first, and advise him to sign with the Pirates and get to A+ by the end of the month? 

3 years 2 months ago

Zunino, Ramsey, Johnson, Jankowski, and Gelalich can’t sign until their college seasons are completed. 

3 years 2 months ago

Bard is in Minnesota today according the STAR TRIBUNE and they are trying to work out a deal.

Cindi Marshall
3 years 2 months ago

Zunino and Johnson can now work on getting their contracts worked out because Florida just lost 5-4 to Kent State and are eliminated from the CWS.

3 years 2 months ago

The Twins have come to an agreement with Luke Bard for 1.227 million so he is starting his professional career