The 2015 MLB Draft is in the books, and over the coming weeks we’ll see plenty of picks agree to terms with their new clubs. With so many players selected in the draft, there’s no way to cover all of them, but we’ll run down some of the more notable picks — either due to the size of their signing bonus, the round they were selected or a significantly over-slot/under-slot deal — as they’re reported. Here are today’s notable mid-round signings (with all slot values coming courtesy of Baseball America)…
- The Braves have signed second-rounder A.J. Minter, MLB.com’s Jim Callis reports (via Twitter). Minter will receive a $814.3K bonus, matching the slot value of the 75th overall pick. The left-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in March and injuries limited him to just 58 innings in his career at Texas A&M. It’s yet to be determined whether he’ll stick as a starter or reliever when healthy, though Callis notes that Minter can throw a cutter in the low 90’s and has touched 97mph with his fastball.
- The Padres have signed fourth-rounder Austin Allen ($484K), Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Allen, the 117th overall pick in the draft, will receive the $484K bonus that matches his slot value. The club also made two notable under-slot signings in sixth-rounder Jordan Guerrero ($200K) and ninth-rounder Jerry Keel ($10K), who respectively signed for $71.3K and $151.4K less than their assigned values. As Lin notes, the Padres are already a combined $310K below slot value after just four signings.
- The Angels signed sixth-rounder David Fletcher to a $406.9K bonus, MLB.com’s Jim Callis reports (Twitter link). This is a sizable bump up from the $228.1K slot value for the 195th overall pick.