The Angels signed first-round pick Kaleb Cowart, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports by way of a team press release. BA's Jim Callis reports that he'll get $2.3MM, about $900K over slot. Cowart, a pitcher and third baseman drafted out of high school, was chosen 18th overall by the Angels. The Angels received the pick from the Mariners as compensation for the Chone Figgins signing.
With the Cowart agreement, 16 first-round picks remain unsigned.
This kid is gonna be a stud! He will be considered the sec!ond best player in the class (behind Harper) by this time next year. Great pull Regins
Let’s not get too crazy. He certainly wasn’t rated the 2nd best prospect by ANYONE.
He has a lot of upside but these two way players can be tricky.