The Padres have signed supplemental first-rounder Walker Weickel for $2MM, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America (via Twitter). The deal marks a significant raise from the suggested pick value of $926K for the Floridian.
The high school right-hander boasts a low-90s fastball with a solid three-pitch mix. Tabbed with the No. 55 pick, Weickel stands at 6'6" and weighs in at 200 pounds. Callis notes that he is the sixth player to recieve $1MM or more over his pick value, joining Lance McCullers Jr. (Astros), Matt Smoral (Blue Jays), Carson Kelly (Cardinals), Rio Ruiz (Astros), and Ty Buttrey (Red Sox).