June 20th: MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports that Johnson signed for a straight slot bonus of $1.196MM.
JUNE 11th: Cubs supplemental round pick Pierce Johnson tweeted that he has signed with the team.
Chicago selected the Missouri State right-hander with the 43rd overall pick in the draft, which they received as compensation for the departure of Aramis Ramirez. The recommended slot bonus for the No. 43 pick is $1.196MM. The Rays selected Johnson out of high school in the 15th round of the 2009 draft, but he elected to pitch in college.
Mike Axisa contributed to this post.
I wondered when the Cubs where going to start signing draft picks.
in the new system it’s easier to work from the bottom up, so to speak. Deal with the lower rounders first then see how much money you have left to work with as the signing deadline for the top picks nears.
Also, did anyone else notice how Carrie Muskat referred to him a ‘2nd rounder’? I’ll never know how she keeps her job…