TODAY: Hankins’ bonus is worth $2,246,022, as per Fancred’s Jon Heyman (Twitter link).
MONDAY: The Indians have struck agreement with supplemental first-round pick Ethan Hankins, the right-hander told Ian Frazer of the Forsyth County News (via Twitter) after the Indians Prospective Twitter account tweeted that a deal was in place. The bonus value remains unknown.
Hankins went to Cleveland with the 35th overall pick, which came with a $2,016,400 slot value. Some uncertainty as to his status had arisen of late, with the Vandy commit moving to prepare for potential junior college matriculation. Instead of taking either of those routes, he’ll turn professional if the deal is finalized following a physical.
While the agreement is a significant one for the Indians, the team still has some work to do. First-round pick Noah Naylor remains unsigned, as does fifth-rounder Steven Kwan.
Hankins drew a range of grades from draft pundits. The Georgia high-schooler stood at 18th on the Baseball America board but was graded at #40 by Fangraphs. All agree that Hankins looked like a top-of-the-draft talent last summer, with varying levels of concern over his more recent showing following a shoulder injury.
Good to know.
Another wasted pick
It’ll never happen. He’s like the itch that, no matter how many times you scratch it, always keeps itching.
Odd thing is, they are a really, really good team assembled thru all of the draft, international kids and truly amazing development success of other teams scavenged guys.
If he were saying it about the O’s or someone, sure, he’d have more of a point. But being he does it with the Indians all it does is make it look like he rides the short bus
He hates Cleveland for whatever reason….obviously a troll, but they could win 101 games and the World Series and he’d still say the same stuff.
Wow! I thought this pick was such a steal at 35? and I come to see Indians fans complaining over drafting Hankins at 35?!?? You guys really do only deserve the Browns..
I believe it is safe to say Thomas.Swanson is anything but an Indians fan.
Instead he seems to be a bitter, obsessed Troll hellbent on putting them down constantly regardless what they do.
No one else here has questioned the pick, and I’ve seen nothing but approval to praise elsewhere for it
Well thats great to hear, sorry to say i got trolled then~
Couldn’t pick a better picture. What does this have to do with a styrofoam Dunkin’ Donuts cup?
To get him to sign is a win. Just gotta hope he pans out now. So to be honest, I think this is stellar!