Draft Notes: Giants, Kevin Gausman, Blue Jays

The deadline to sign draft picks is 4pm CT this Friday. Here are the latest deals…

  • The Giants signed second round pick Martin Agosta for $613K, Jim Callis of Baseball America reports (on Twitter). The right-hander can touch 96 mph and his fastball regularly checks in between 90-92 mph.
  • The Orioles have made a new offer to fourth overall pick Kevin Gausman and "still feel pretty confident" they will sign him, reports Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com. Earlier this week we heard that the right-hander from LSU was leaning towards returning to school for his senior season.
  • The Blue Jays have signed 15th rounder Ryan Borucki to an above-slot $426K bonus, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America (on Twitter). The high school right-hander from Illinois can throw his fastball in the low-90s but had an elbow issue in March.


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23 Comments on "Draft Notes: Giants, Kevin Gausman, Blue Jays"


BradyAndersonsSideburns
3 years 1 month ago

Come on Duquette, take Gausman to a Dunkin Donuts for breakfast and get this deal finished already

Rabbitov
3 years 1 month ago

DD take him to DD?  

BlueJayMatt
3 years 1 month ago

Doesn’t this take Toronto over the 105% limit for signings?

Edit: no it doesn’t. Only the amount over $100,000 is counted so Toronto are under the 105% limit by $5,340

JayTeam
3 years 1 month ago

I think they are about $5000 under

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 1 month ago

I like the signing by the Jays. Get them while they have elbow problems before they make a MLB start.

Logic.

3 years 1 month ago

As opposed to drafting someone who has already made an MLB start?

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 1 month ago

You missed the joke, but it was probably due to my poor grasp on english today.

JayTeam
3 years 1 month ago

Borucki did not have TJ. He went the Hutch route.

jacks100
3 years 1 month ago

Elbow problems!?

He’ll fit in nicely.

3 years 1 month ago

The elbow injury is why he probably slipped to the 15th round.

Samuel Lushtak
3 years 1 month ago

Gausman should remember that he’ll have no leverage next year as a senior.

mmille32
3 years 1 month ago

Gausman will be a junior next year. He was a draft eligible sophomore this year. Plus, next year’s draft class is regarded as very weak, particularly in terms of college arms. Gausman still has plenty of leverage with the O’s.

not_brooks
3 years 1 month ago

As everyone else in the world has been saying since he said he was thinking about going back to LSU:

This is just typical draft pick posturing. The kid is trying to get the biggest check possible. Good for him. He’ll get it, and he’ll sign it by the deadline.

That is, of course, unless he’s a monumental i diot like Matt Harrington.

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

Boston signed 17th rounder Willie Ethington for 200k earlier today it was reported. Haven’t seen that here yet.

Glad to see at least the Sox getting a few low round picks signed, but they are already close to losing a draft pick if read the story right at soxprospects, like 87k away.

Ikannoka
3 years 1 month ago

I hope Jays will sign Ryan Kellogg, but it is difficult to sign.

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

 Houston, but only because they convince #1 overall to settle for like 1.5m (trying to recall) under slot.

Kev
3 years 1 month ago

Houston, definitely. You could make a solid case that Houston had the best draft, period.

baseballz
3 years 1 month ago

 Padres rocked it as well; Fried, Eflin, Jankowski, Weickel and Perez were all considered first round/supplemental talents. Huge haul.

Personally I was hoping the Jays could have thrown all that money at Brandon Lopez, but with all those international SS they signed I guess it makes sense that they went with a pitcher.

Kevin Swords
3 years 1 month ago

Slot for 1-1 was $7.2MM, signed Correa for $4.8MM (savings of $2.4MM). 

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

 Thanks. Couldn’t recall the exact figure and was too lazy to look it up.. All the numbers still going through my head from the chart posted yesterday here. LOLOL

not_brooks
3 years 1 month ago

He could have had twice that amount as well as a guaranteed major league callup by the end of 2002.

Not to mention the fact that he would have had access to much better coaching and training facilities, which would have been monumentally more helpful than whatever he had in independent ball.

The potential amount of money and experience he missed out on because of stupi.dity and greed is just mind boggling. I mean, heck, the guy is only 30 years old now. He could easily still be playing and making a few million per as a reliever. Or he could be one of the best pitchers in the game with a $100MM+ contract to his name. But he chose the path of arrogance. Not once, but twice, as he passed up $1.2MM from San Diego in 2011. And look where it got him.

mistgl
3 years 1 month ago

And here’s the kicker! He now works at Costco changing tires!

One of the dumbest holdouts ever. That guaranteed call up would have gotten him on the 40 man, and the prorated MLB minimum that year. Minimum pay on the 40 man after your first full season on it, or non sept call up, which ever comes first, is like 62K.

He could have been AAAA trash with 4 mil in the bank and a guaranteed 60k a year playing minor league ball 1/3 of the year. 10x better than a 300+ day 9 to 5 job, and 1000000000000000000x better than changing tires at Costco.

Kev
3 years 1 month ago

Meh, if Houston just took Appel and then signed guys at or just above slot the rest of the way, I doubt people would consider their draft among the best. You should expect the Astros to finish first, and I think you can make a good case that they did. You can also make good cases for Toronto and San Diego.

I think judging which FO showed the most skill is kind of silly at this point. If Correa busts and Appel explodes, they’ll call it the worst Astros draft in history. We’re a long way from that. If Correa is the next A-Rod, Luhnow will have his likeness bronzed and placed in front of Union Station. We’re a long way from any of this.