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Signings Since Thread #4

Here’s a quick list with bonus amounts of the players we know have signed since I last listed Kevin James in signing thread #4. Their round number is listed after the team that drafted them:

Mike Leake, RHP, Arizona State, Reds (1st), $2.27 million
Brad Boxberger, RHP, USC, Reds (1st-S), $857,000
Nick Franklin, SS, Lake Brantley HS (FL), Mariners (1st), $1.28 million
Chad James, LHP, Yukon HS (OK), Marlins (1st), $1.7 million
Todd Glaesmann, OF, Midway HS (TX), Rays (3rd), $930,000
Jeff Malm, 1B, Bishop Gorman HS (NV), Rays (5th), $680,000
Jake Locker, OF, Washington, Angels (10th), $150,000
Daniel Webb, RHP, Northwest Florida State JC, Blue Jays (18th), $450,000
Caleb Cotham, RHP, Vanderbilt, Yankees (5th), $675,000
Slade Heathcott, OF, Texas HS (TX), Yankees (1st), $2.2 million
K.C. Hobson, OF, Stockdale HS (CA), Blue Jays (6th), $500,000
J.R. Murphy, C, Pendleton School (FL), Yankees (2nd), $1.25 million
Brooks Hall, RHP, Hanna HS (SC), Brewers (4th), $700,000
Michael Ohlman, C, Lakewood Ranch HS (FL), Orioles (11th), $995,000
Max Stassi, C, Yuba City HS (CA), Athletics (4th), $1.5 million
Kentrail Davis, OF, Tennessee, Brewers (1st-S), $1.2 million
Everett Williams, OF, McCallum HS (TX), Padres (2nd), $775,000
Shelby Miller, RHP, Brownwood HS (TX), Cardinals (1st), $2.875 million
Brody Colvin, RHP, St. Thomas More HS (LA), Phillies (7th), $900,000
Bryan Berglund, RHP, Royal HS (CA), Marlins (2nd), $572,500
Bryan Mitchell, RHP, Rockingham County HS (NC), Yankees (16th), $800,000
Jake Marisnick, OF, Poly HS (CA), Blue Jays (3rd), $1 million

More updates to come.

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August 17, 2009 - Posted by | Draft Pick Signings

11 Comments »

  1. The Phillies signing Brody Colvin is one of the biggest signings there. He was an early second rounder in my head and he helps to make up for the lack of a first rounder.

    The A’s signing Max Stassi (as well as Krohl and Green) gives them one of the better draft classes for sure.

    Comment by Joshua B. | August 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. Does anybody out there know if the Braves had any additional signings?

    Comment by Stephen in the UAE | August 18, 2009 | Reply

    • None. Their highest unsigned player was 6th rounder Ryan Woolley, and he’s headed back to UAB.

      Comment by andyseiler | August 18, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks. I was hoping that the Braves would add Upperman or some of the late picks (like Walden, Farmer or Holmes)–even though I knew that this would probably not happen.

      Wooley was a strange pick–there were many better options for Atlanta in the 6th round. However, I think that signing of Weber will more than make up for it.

      I want to add that I very much appreciated your insights into the Braves’ draft. I was on the road for much of the summer so I did not get a chance to tell you that I thought your assessments were pretty much on target. At this point, it looks like the Braves’ draft is mediocre at best–but that could change….

      Comment by Stephen in the UAE | August 18, 2009 | Reply

  3. Failing to sign 3 of their top 4 picks, the Jays’ draft must rank among the worst in the game for talent signed. Even the Rays, who missed out on their top two, signed at least two guys (Bailey and Malm) who have arguably more upside value than anyone inked by the Jays.
    Ricciardi must go.

    Comment by R.A. Wagman | August 18, 2009 | Reply

    • Yeah, it was definitely disappointing to even watch as a non-Jays fan. I can only imagine what it feels like to be a fan. However, Chad Jenkins is a legit first-rounder, and I’d prefer him over the injured Bailey and over Malm, who is permanently stuck at first base. Jake Marisnick’s nothing to sneeze at either, but yeah, their talent level acquired was on the low side. But they definitely aren’t last in my draft rankings.

      Comment by andyseiler | August 18, 2009 | Reply

  4. The Blue Jays inked Chad Jenkins and Jake Marisnick, that’s two of four.

    The Rays signed three guys: Glaesman, Malm and Bailey, who I believe are better than their first two picks and they’ll receive compensation for those two – so good job by them.

    Comment by Joshua B. | August 18, 2009 | Reply

    • That’s two of five, one of four.
      After Jenkins, the Jays took (and failed to sign) James Paxton, Jake Eliopoulos and Jake Barrett before they selected Marisnick.

      Comment by R.A. Wagman | August 18, 2009 | Reply

      • Ok, I couldn’t remember if Barrett or Marisnick were picked first. Signing three of those five would have left them much better off. Especially considering I think their farm system is one of the worst.

        Comment by Joshua B. | August 18, 2009

  5. Andy, how disappointed are you the Rangers missed out on Purke?

    What do you think of their draft now? – assuming they sign Scheppers

    Comment by Joshua B. | August 18, 2009 | Reply

    • I think it’s below-average now. They’ll easily be in the bottom half of my draft rankings, because even though Scheppers is a nice comp pick, he’s inherently risky, is a year older than the college junior class, and is followed up by mediocre draft talent behind him. There’s some good sleeper pitchers in their class, but the hitting they acquired was awful, and they left a top-tier pitcher without signing anyone else in his place, such as Jabari Blash (9th) or Thomas Lemke (10th). They simply did a bad job of planning, as they should have at least left themselves time to allocate at least a fraction of the resources they set aside for Purke on other draft picks now. You can argue that they have that $4 million for next year, but that’s probably not going to be the case, though they’ll pick at #14 overall again.

      Comment by andyseiler | August 18, 2009 | Reply


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