Here are today’s most notable signings from the first few rounds of the draft. Scouting reports and pre-draft rankings can be found courtesy of MLB.com, Fangraphs, Baseball America and ESPN’s Keith Law (the latter two available to subscribers only)…
- The Padres signed Texas Tech outfielder Grant Little to an $800K bonus, MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis reports (Twitter link). The bonus falls just a bit shy of the $812.2K slot price for the 74th overall pick. Of note, this was the pick in Competitive Balance Round B that San Diego acquired from the Twins last month in the Phil Hughes trade. Fangraphs ranked Little 65th in their rankings, though the other outlets (MLB.com 128th, BA 158th, outside Law’s top 100) weren’t nearly as bullish. Scouts believe Little (a left fielder in college) could handle second base, third base, or even center field as a pro. Little is considered to have strong contact skills at the plate, though he lacks power.
Still waiting for the the first round pick to sign
When’s the deadline? That friday after July 4th?
Yeah July 6th. Odd he hasn’t signed yet since most teams lay groundwork prior to drafting players nowadays.
This is the pick they paid $7.25M for? How much cash did they receive? I dont get it, Pads.
They signed him for below slot so they could allocate some of that money elsewhere. Granted that’s not a good strategy either.
They have more than the slot value still standing for the number 1 and they haven’t signed the the 10th rounder
I think 30k or so over