The latest amateur draft signings from around the league…
- The Red Sox have inked fourth-round left-hander Jeremy Wu-Yelland, Jim Callis of MLB.com tweets. Wu-Yelland’s pick, No. 118, came with a recommended value of $487,900, but the Red Sox landed him on a below-slot deal worth $200K. Previously a reliever with the University of Hawaii, Wu-Yelland entered the draft as Baseball America’s 261st-ranked prospect. BA writes that he has “considerable arm strength” but may not have the strike-throwing ability to start in the majors.
- The Yankees and fourth-round righty Beck Way have an agreement for $600K, according to George A. King III of the New York Post. It’s easily an above-slot payday for Way, the 129th pick whose selection was assessed at $438,700. Way, formerly with Northwest Florida Junior College, was MLB.com’s 95th-ranked player before the draft. He features a fastball-slider combo that could be effective as a reliever, per MLB.com, but there’s a chance he’ll start instead.
Hard to compare the two. Why not use the same rating service or both?
You can’t say they didn’t:
So I guess this means the Sox need the extra bonus pool $ to sign their 5th round pick? because otherwise they’d already signed Yorke and Jordan and left what I thought was the full amount for rounds 4 and 5… But now the 5th remains the only unsigned pick. Otherwise just seems odd to “save” the $ just for the sake of “saving it” when it comes to draft bonus $… the entire amount generally gets used.