Today's notable draft signings...
- The Pirates signed third round pick JaCoby Jones for $612K, tweets Jim Callis of Baseball America. That's exactly slot for the Boras Corporation advisee. A speedy second baseman out of Louisiana State, BA ranked Jones as the 75th best draft prospect and noted that he's said to prefer the outfield.
- The Twins signed second round draft pick Ryan Eades, tweets director of baseball communications and player relations Dustin Morse. Eades received the slotted amount of $1,294,100, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. Eades, a righty out of Louisiana State, ranked 37th on the Baseball America 500. He's advised by the Boras Corporation. The Twins have two unsigned picks from the first ten rounds: Indiana righty Aaron Slegers from the fifth round, and his teammate Dustin DeMuth from the eighth.
- The Athletics agreed to terms with second-round draft pick Dillon Overton yesterday, reported the Associated Press. The Oklahoma lefty, chosen 63rd overall, signed for $400K according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. That's well under the slot value of $885,600 for the Jonathan Gray teammate, which makes sense given the report from Yahoo's Jeff Passan that Overton will have Tommy John surgery within the next two weeks. Overton is advised by The Legacy Agency. With the signing, the A's have inked their top 13 picks according to BA. They had a bonus pool of $6,036,800 for the top ten, and spent 93% of it at $5,619,100. Savings on Overton and going cheap on their ninth and tenth-round picks enabled the A's to go over slot on fifth rounder Bobby Wahl and seventh rounder Dustin Driver.
- Seven first-round draft picks remain unsigned in advance of the July 12th deadline: Kris Bryant of the Cubs, Colin Moran of the Marlins, Austin Meadows of the Pirates, Phil Bickford of the Blue Jays, Hunter Renfroe of the Padres, Ryne Stanek of the Rays, and Aaron Judge of the Yankees. The Marlins hope to have a deal worked out with Moran "sooner rather than later," a source with knowledge of the negotiations tells Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
The initial version of this post said that JaCoby Jones signed for under slot; our apologies for the error.
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