Draft Signings: Athletics, Angels, Rangers

Over the next month, MLBTR will be keeping track of as many significant draft signings as possible. Here's your Tuesday rundown of notable draft bonuses (all slot information courtesy of Baseball America's assigned pick value list)…

  • The A's inked 25 of their picks today, including third-round pick Chris Kohler, according to Callis (Twitterlinks).  The high school left hander got a $486K bonus from Oakland.
  • The Angels signed sixth-rounder Harrison Cooney for a little under $223K, according to BA's Jim Callis (on Twitter).  The Florida Gulf Coast right-hander's salary is exactly in line with the slot recommendation for the No. 187 pick.
  • The Rangers have officially signed ninth-round pick Jose Samayoa, MLBTR has learned.  The right-hander is one of three Lee University pitchers drafted inside of the first eleven rounds. 
  • Baseball America's Jim Callis reports (on Twitter) that the Braves have signed sixth-round pick Stephen Janas. The Kennesaw State right-hander recovered from Tommy John surgery successfully this season and features a sinker clocked in the high 80s. Janas signed for the exact slot value of the 193rd pick — $210,200.
  • The Mariners have signed 11th-rounder Zack Littell for a bonus of exactly $100K, tweets Callis. Littell is a high school righty out of North Carolina who's touched 92 mph with his heater and can throw his curve for strikes, according to Callis. He was committed to Appalachian State prior to signing. Littell's $100K bonus is the most teams are allowed to spend on players in rounds 11-40 without that money counting against their allotted bonus pool for the Top 10 rounds.

Zach Links contributed to this post.


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