Monday, August 16, 2010

Signing deadline day

The Red Sox have opened the check book and made their very deep farm system even deeper. Garin Cecchini signed for 1.31 million. He was a sure fire 1st rounder until he tore his ACL this spring. Brandon Workman had a very good season for Texas this spring and signed for 800k. Sean Coyle looked like he would be heading to UNC, but he receved 1.3 million and signed on the line. They also signed their 8th rounder Matt Price, who I thought would go back to Virginia Tech. They also signed their 11th rounder Lucas Leblanc.
There have been many other overslot signings. Luke Jackson to Texas and Tyrell Jenkins to St. Louis in the supplemental round were well over slot. Jenkins was a QB recruit at Baylor.
Washington has had a great week signing Sammy Solis and AJ Cole to deals that were 1 and 2 million respectively. Now they need to decide on how much to pay Bryce Harper. He will sign, the question is what kind of deal. He may get a 4 year MLB deal worth 8 million or so along with a 7 or 8 million dollar signing bonus. Those are just guesstimates though.
Marcus Littlewood just signed with Seattle for 900k. Justin Grimm received 825k from Texas as a 5th rounder. He had an inconsistent season at Georgia this spring and fell from first round consideration due to that, but he still got paid well based on his live arm and potential.
Besides Barret Loux, I think everyone in the first 2 rounds will sign including the LSU QB recruit Zach Lee as he skipped football practice today. Stetson Allie will probably get the highest bonus in the 2nd round, maybe 2.5-3 million. Nick Castellanos in the supplemental round may get 3.5-4 million.
I don't think Ryne Stanek in the 3rd round will sign. In the 4th, Austin Wood may head to USC to pitch after a solid Cape Cod season. Matt Grimes looks to be on his way to Georgia Tech instead of signing. Dickie Thon may get 7 figures in the 5th round, but I can't wrap my head around that one. He seems like a 250k guy to me, at most although Connor Narron received 650k and I see them as similar talents.


  1. Are you surprised Karsten Whitson didn't sign?

  2. I am. I really thought he'd fall into place and sign, but h must have wanted 3+, maybe even 4 million. As a fairly new fan of college baseball, I am really looking forward to watching Florida next year. They are stacked with future pro talent.