The Yankees have agreed to go significantly over slot to sign third-round pick Austin DeCarr, reports Jim Callis of MLB.com (Twitter link). DeCarr will take home a $1MM bonus, well above the $585.1K slot value for the 91st overall pick.
DeCarr is a prep righty from Connecticut who had been committed to Clemson. He did not make the top-100 list of ESPN.com’s Keith Law, but was rated at 68th by Baseball America and 70th by MLB.com’s Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo. BA says that DeCarr works in the low-to-mid-90s and has a nice curve, but lacks another above-average secondary offering at the moment.
DeCarr was the only non-collegian chosen in the first ten rounds by New York. The Yankees entered the draft with just $3.2MM in available bonus pool money, the least of any club other than the Orioles.