Draft Signings: Wilson, Bashlor, Meisner

We've already passed on one post's worth of notable signings from the second and third day of the amateur draft, and now here are the latest prospects to sign (slot information courtesy of Baseball America)…

  • The Mets have agreed to sign third-rounder Ivan Wilson, Jim Callis of Baseball America reports (Twitter link).  Wilson, a high school outfielder, signed for a $624.9K bonus, the exact assigned slot value of the 76th overall pick.  ESPN's Keith Law ranked Wilson as the 86th-best prospect available in this year's draft.  This pick was awarded to the Mets for their failure to sign Teddy Stankewicz as the 75th overall pick of the 2012 draft (Stankewicz has agreed to sign with the Red Sox after being drafted 45th overall this year).
  • The Mets have signed 11th-round draft pick Ty Bashlor to a $550K bonus, Callis reports (via Twitter).  As Callis notes, the $550K is a new record high for a player signed beyond the 10th round since the draft's new rules were instituted last season.  Bonuses beyond the 10th round are only counted towards a team's overall draft pool if they exceed $100K, so a whopping $450K of Bashlor's bonus will count towards the Mets' draft pool.  Bashlor is a right-hander from South Georgia junior college whose fastball can reach 97mph.  
  • The Mets have agreed to sign right-hander Casey Meisner, Callis reports (Twitter link).  Meisner agreed to a $500K bonus, significantly under the assigned slot value of the 84th overall pick ($640.9K).  The 6'7" Meisner, a high schooler from Texas, had committed to Texas Tech.  ESPN's Keith Law tabbed Meisner as the 91st-best prospect of this year's draft class. 


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