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The Nationals signed 16 draft picks. The most notable names are 3rd rounder Trevor Holder from Georgia (apparently for under slot), 6th rounder Michael Taylor, a prep shortstop from Florida, and 9th rounder Taylor Jordan, a JUCO pitcher from Brevard CC in Florida.

The Yankees signed undrafted free agent Buck Afenir from Kansas. The article also says Kansas hitter Shaeffer Hall, a 25th rounder of the Yankees, signed.

The Cardinals signed 32 picks. The article also says that USC catcher Robert Stock (2nd) will sign shortly. The highest pick they signed in the batch mentioned in the paper was 6th rounder Virgil Hill, Jr., and outfielder from Los Angeles Mission College. You might also be interested in knowing that they signed first baseman Alan Ahmady from Fresno State (11th).

The Red Sox signed 2nd rounder Alex Wilson from Texas A&M. There were rumors earlier in the season, when Wilson was red hot, that he’d want a seven figure bonus.

The Astros signed 22 picks. The highest pick they signed was 2nd rounder Tanner Bushue, the prep righty from Illinois. They also signed their 3rd rounder, prep outfielder Telvin Nash from Georgia. Brailon Hyatt (4th) from USC-Sumpter, Brandon Wikoff (5th) from Illinois, and Ben Orloff (9th) from UC Irvine also were on the list of those that signed.

The Reds signed 9 picks. Their list includes 2nd rounder Billy Hamilton, the prep shortstop from Mississippi, 3rd rounder Donnie Joseph from Houston, and 6th rounder Mark Serrano from Oral Roberts.

Here’s the link on the Phillies’ signing of Kelly Dugan, their 2nd rounder.

Here’s the link on the Brewers’ signing of Eric Arnett, their 1st rounder. The press release also says the Brewers signed 20 other picks.

The Diamondbacks apparently signed one of their first supplemental round picks, California prep first baseman Matt Davidson. With Bobby Borchering expected to sign rather quickly, it seems first base is Matt Davidson’s long-term position in the Arizona organization. It’s good to see he signed quickly.

The Angels signed 9 draft picks. The list includes first supplemental round pick Tyler Kehrer from Eastern Illinois, and second rounder Patrick Corbin from Chipola JC. Kehrer got $700,000, and Corbin got $450,000.

Here’s the link on the Rangers’ signings from a few days ago, including outfielder Ruben Sierra, Jr.

When teams announce their short-season rosters, we’ll see more of who has signed, as not every signing gets a press release or story. I’ll flash signings whenever I can.

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June 16, 2009 - Posted by | Draft Pick Signings

2 Comments »

  1. Braxton Lane (7th round) has passed up his 2-sport scholarship at Oregon to sign with the Rangers–per Jason Cole. Big surprise, considering that he was arguably considered the least likely of the Rangers’ top-10 picks to sign.

    Comment by Ryan | June 16, 2009 | Reply


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