The primary general decide signed for a report bonus with the Pirates this afternoon. In the meantime, Arizona signed their first-round choice for a $4.4MM determine. The opposite $2MM+ signees from Tuesday (scouting reviews from Baseball America, MLB Pipeline, ESPN and The Athletic):
- The Phillies introduced a take care of twenty seventh general decide Aidan Miller. The membership didn’t specify the signing determine, however Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline reviews it at $3.1MM (Twitter hyperlink). That’s a little bit north of the $2.97MM slot worth. A highschool infielder out of Florida, Miller appeared on the highest 25 gamers on every of the referenced pre-draft rankings. The 6’2″ third baseman is credited with among the highest offensive upside in the highschool class, although he had a comparatively down draft 12 months after injuring the hamate bone in his hand. He’s already 19 — older than the everyday excessive schooler — however has vital energy potential and an opportunity to stay on the scorching nook. Miller bypasses a dedication to Arkansas to enter the professional ranks.
- The Padres agreed to phrases with twenty fifth choice Dillon Head, Callis reviews (on Twitter). The Illinois excessive schooler will get a $2.8MM bonus, a little bit beneath the decide’s $3.17MM slot worth. Head ranked twenty seventh on MLB Pipeline’s pre-draft listing however as little as fiftieth on Keith Regulation’s rating at The Athletic. The lefty-hitting outfielder is an elite runner and a possible high quality defensive middle fielder. Evaluators are break up on how a lot offensive upside he possesses in a 5’11” or 6’0″ body. Head was a Clemson commit.
- The Royals went nicely overslot to signal second-round draftee Blake Wolters, in line with Callis (Twitter hyperlink). A highschool right-hander from Illinois, he lands a $2.8MM bonus that beats the $1.95MM worth of the forty fourth decide. The 6’4″ hurler had a velocity stumble upon the mid-90s throughout his draft 12 months. He’s credited with a top quality slider and intriguing athleticism however faces questions on his third pitch. It’s a reasonably frequent chorus for an upside flier on a highschool pitcher. Kansas Metropolis favored Wolters sufficient to signal him away from the College of Arizona.