Atlanta Braves, Lucas Sims Agree To Deal

Thursday 3:30 PM ET: Sims signed for below the recommended slot by agreeing to a $1.65 million deal, reports MLB.com's Mark Bowman.

Atlanta Braves scouting director Tony DeMacio revealed to reporters the team has agreed to deals with each of their top six draft picks, including first-round draft pick Lucas Sims, writes David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the slot was $1.825 million for the Braves' first-round draft pick.

Lucas Sims, taken 21st overall, was ranked 32nd on ESPN's Keith Law big board while Baseball America's team ranked him 29th - a small enough gap to say we're just splitting hairs at that point. A right-handed high school pitcher out of Georgia, Sims was a Clemson commit. Sims is a starter with number 3 upside, but there are some concerns listed in his ESPN player profile that have to do with his delivery.

A friendly-reminder that we have a first-round draft pick signings tracker, that will show the status (signed, unsigned, did not sign) of each player taken in the first-round or the compensation round.

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