The A's announced that they have agreed to sign first round draft pick Sonny Gray. The A's selected the right-hander 18th overall after he posted a 2.12 ERA wtih a 124K/46BB ratio in 119 innings for a Vanderbilt club that advanced to the final four at the College World Series.
Gray signed for a $1.54MM bonus, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America (on Twitter). MLB's recommended bonus for the 18th overall pick was $1.422MM a year ago, according to Baseball America.
I spoke to Gray about his season and his repertoire back in February. Earlier today, ESPN.com's Keith Law and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the sides were making progress.