The Indians agreed to sign fifth-overall selection Drew Pomeranz on a $2.65MM deal, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Twitter links). The 6'5" left-hander turns 22 this fall. The Rangers drafted Pomeranz in the 12th round of the 2007, but he chose to attend Mississippi instead. Last year MLB recommended a $2.52MM bonus for the fifth-overall selection.
The Indians also signed second-rounder LeVon Washington and third-rounder Tony Wolters, according to Hoynes. ESPN.com's Keith Law says the Indians and Wolters agreed to a $1.35MM deal (Twitter link).
Click here for the complete list of 2010 first-rounders to sign.
Great work by the Tribe to get this deal done. Pomeranz has one hec of an arm.
Great draft for the Tribe. They signed a heck of a pitcher in Pomeranz, and they also signed 20 of their top 23 round picks. Washington, Wolters, Blair, Aviles, and Lavisky stand out. I’m only disappointed Burch Smith didn’t sign, he is a great pitching prospect. I hope they re-draft him in a couple years.
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His at-bat music should be “Barbara Ann.” I always think of that song whenever I see his name.
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like what the front office pulled together, i must of went checked back and forth to make sure it happend a 100 times. now i can rest at ease.