Draft Signings: Wiper, Healy, Finnegan, Williams

Here are today's notable signings from the second and third days of the amateur draft.  Information on the assigned slot values is provided by Baseball America

  • The Rangers have signed tenth-rounder Cole Wiper, Fox Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro tweets.  Wiper signed for a $700K bonus, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports, a far above-slot number that dwarfs the recommended bonus ($135.5K) for the 310th spot in the draft.  Wiper was taken in the 14th round of the 2011 draft by the Blue Jays but he chose college instead, pitching at Oregon and missing the entire 2012 season due to Tommy John surgery.  Wiper, a right-hander, has only thrown 12 innings for Oregon this season.
  • The Athletics have agreed to terms with third-rounder Ryon Healy and sixth-rounder Kyle Finnegan, the team announced on its Twitter feed.  Terms weren't disclosed but Healy's draft position (100th overall) has a slot value of $515.6K and Finnegan's position (191st overall) has a $214.3K slot value.  Healy, an Oregon first baseman, was rated as the draft's 86th-best prospect by Baseball America while ESPN's Keith Law ranked right-hander Finnegan as the 93rd-best member of the 2013 draft pool.
  • The Brewers have signed fourth round pick Taylor Williams, Baseball America's Jim Callis tweets.  Williams, a right-hander from Kent State, signed for a $400K bonus, slightly less than the recommended $417K bonus for the 122nd overall pick.  
  • The Orioles have agreed to terms with fourth-rounder Jonah Heim, MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo reports (Twitter link).  Heim signed for a $389.7K bonus, exactly matching the recommended slot value for the 129th pick.  Heim, who is advised by Frye McCann Sports, is a switch-hitting high school catcher who had committed to Michigan State.

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