The Cardinals have announced the signing of supplemental first-round pick Jake Woodford, who’ll receive a $1.8MM bonus according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis (via Twitter). That constitutes a nice increase over the $1.585MM value that attached to the 39th overall selection.
St. Louis also announced the signing of top selection Nick Plummer, who reportedly agreed to terms several days ago, along with compensatory selection Jordan Hicks. That selection came with a $543,300 slot value, and Hicks received $600K to sign (again, per Callis).
Woodford drew a range of opinion, with Keith Law of ESPN.com putting him the highest on his board — 39th overall, where the righty was ultimately taken. Law says that while Woodford’s stuff remains uninspiring at the present, he has a prototypical body and delivery that leave tons of room for projection. As might be expected, that overall package is laden with risk, and MLB.com was much more bearish in placing him 85th on its board.