The Royals have signed third-round draft pick Colin Rodgers, MLBTR has learned. The Louisiana high school southpaw signed for $700K, exceeding MLB's slot of $476,500 for the 100th overall pick. Rodgers is represented by Tripper Johnson of Sosnick Cobbe Sports.
Rodgers, who had committed to Auburn, told Justin Hokanson of AuburnSports.com he had a tentative agreement with the Royals but had yet to make a final decision. Baseball America ranked Rodgers 207th on their top 500, grading the lefty's curveball as plus when he's at his best.