Giants Sign Ryder Jones

Saturday 7:00pm: Jim Callis of Baseball America tweets that the bonus is for $880k, just over the recommended slot.

Monday 11:44am:  Giants second-round pick Ryder Jones has agreed to terms with the team, Ryder announced via his personal Twitter account (hat tip: Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area on Twitter). There is no word on the No. 64 overall selection's signing bonus just yet, though the slot value of that pick is $872,100, per Baseball America.

Jones, who is advised by Legacy Sports, is a high school third baseman out of North Carolina who had committed to Stanford. BA noted that he has the fallback of moving back to the mound, as he can throw a fastball in the low 90s with a sharp slider.

Baseball America ranked Jones as the No. 197 prospect in this year's draft, noting that his current talent level fit him into the fifth or sixth round but he would need to be drafted higher to break his commitment to Stanford.


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