MLB Draft

Fixing the MLB Draft

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Solving the Santana problem

The Royals can get better by letting Ervin Santana go.

Cubs finalize top pick

Chicago plans to select either Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray with the No. 2 pick in June's amateur draft.

Rule 5 Roundup!

Who took whom when and from whom.

Baseball Storage Wars: The Rule 5 Draft

Baseball's Rule 5 Draft offers team's a chance to raid each others farm systems, taking anyone left unprotected. Here, we look at 5 players who could find new homes in this year's draft.

Kevin Gausman Update

Yesterday, rumors swirled around the blogosphere that Kevin Gausman had decided not to sign with the Orioles and instead return to LSU for his junior season.

MLB Draft: First-Round Picks Signing Tracker

A list of MLB first-round draft picks that have signed, not signed or remain unsigned.

Minnesota Twins Sign Luke Bard

The Minnesota Twins have signed their supplemental first-round draft pick Luke Bard, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America. The Twins selected Bard with their third and final draft pick, and he was the only that remained unsigned according to our MLB Draft Signings Tracker.

Chicago Cubs Sign Paul Blackburn

The Chicago Cubs have signed 15 of their draft picks, including supplemental first-round draft pick Paul Blackburn reports Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Major League Baseball's recommend slot signing bonus for Blackburn was $911,700.

Houston Astros, Lance McCullers Agree To Deal

The Houston Astros and supplemental first-round draft pick Lance McCullers have agreed to a deal, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America. The deal is worth $2.5 million, which is roughly $1.24 million more than Major League Baseball's recommended slot signing bonus.

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Boston Red Sox Sign Pat Light

The Boston Red Sox have signed supplemental first-round draft pick Pat Light, writes WEEI.com's Alex Speier. The Monmouth University product received a bonus of $1 million, which is below Major League Baseball's recommended slot signing bonus of $1.394 million for the 37th pick.

St. Louis Cardinals Sign Stephen Piscotty

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed supplemental first-round pick Stephen Piscotty, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. Piscotty signed for Major League Baseball's recommended slot signing bonus for the 36th overall draft pick, which is valued at $1.43 million.

Oakland Athletics Sign Daniel Robertson

The Oakland Athletics have signed supplemental first-round draft pick Daniel Robertson, according to Jim Callis Baseball America. Robertson received Major League Baseball's recommended slot signing bonus for the 34th overall selection, which is valued at $1.5 million.

San Diego Padres Sign Zach Eflin

The San Diego Padres have signed supplemental first-round draft pick Zach Eflin, reports Dan Hayes of the North County Times. According to Hayes, Eflin will sign for $1.2 million; that is below MLB's recommended slot signing bonus for the 33rd overall draft pick, which is valued at $1.5 million. The deal is pending a physical.

San Diego Padres Sign Max Fried

The San Diego Padres have signed seventh-overall draft pick Max Fried, the club announced via Twitter. Dan Hayes of the North County Times reports Fried signed for MLB's recommend slot signing bonus for the 7th overall draft pick, which is valued at $3 million.

Colorado Rockies Sign Eddie Butler

The Colorado Rockies signed supplemental first-round draft pick Eddie Butler, reports Troy Renck of the Denver Post. A press conference is scheduled at 5:30PM in which the Rockies will announce the signings of Butler, as well as David Dahl and Sean Willoughby. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Texas Rangers Sign Lewis Brinson, Joey Gallo, Collin Wiles

The Texas Rangers have signed their top five selections in this year's MLB draft, including first-round draft picks Lewis Brinson, Joey Gallo and Collin Wiles, Executive Vice President of Communications John Blake announced.

New York Mets Sign Kevin Plawecki

The New York Mets have agreed to a deal with supplemental first-round draft pick Kevin Plawecki, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America. Plawecki signed for a $1.4 million signing bonus, which is just below MLB's recommend slot signing bonus for the 35th overall draft pick at $1,467,400.

Milwaukee Brewers Sign Mitch Haniger

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed another one of their first-round draft picks, this time it's supplemental first-round selection Mitch Haniger, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America. The Cal Poly university outfielder Mitch Haniger agreed to a $1.2 million signing bonus, which is below MLB's recommended slot signing bonus for the pick at $1,359,100.

Philadelphia Phillies Sign Mitchell Gueller

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed supplemental first-round draft pick Mitchell Gueller, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. Gueller, a Washington High School right-handed pitcher, signed for the full $940,200 slot signing bonus recommended by the MLB office for the 54th overall draft pick.

Chicago Cubs Sign Pierce Johnson

The Chicago Cubs have signed first-round supplemental draft pick Pierce Johnson, reports, well no other than Pierce Johnson himself (via Twitter) of course. According to Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA, the Cubs signed Pierce Johnson close to or right at MLB's recommended slot signing bonus of $1.196 million.

Colorado Rockies, David Dahl Agree To Terms

The Colorado Rockies and first-round draft pick David Dahl have agreed to terms on a signing bonus, reports Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA. The bonus is worth $2.6 million, which is just under MLB's recommended slot signing bonus of $2.7 million. According to Rogers, Dahl will sign Tuesday and forgo his commitment to Auburn University.

Philadelphia Phillies Sign Shane Watson

The Philadelphia Phillies and first-round draft pick Shane Watson have agreed to a signing bonus of $1,291,300 according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. The signing bonus the two parties agreed to is exactly the MLB recommended slot signing bonus for the 40th overall pick, the slot Watson was drafted at.

Cincinnati Reds Sign Nick Travieso

The Cincinnati Reds are close to signing first-round draft pick Nick Travieso, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. Travieso, the 14th overall draft pick, is from Archbishop McCarthy High School near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Toronto Blue Jays Sign D.J. Davis, Mitch Nay

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed first-round draft pick D.J. Davis, Mitch Nay and 20 other draft picks reports Jim Callis of Baseball America. Davis signed for $1.75 million, 250K below MLB's recommended slot signing bonus for that pick. Callis later tweeted Nay's signing bonus, which was over MLB's recommended bonus, so it looks the money saved on Davis went to Nay.

Chicago White Sox To Sign Keon Barnum

The Chicago White Sox selected Keon Barnum of Florida's King High School with the forty-eight draft pick in this year's MLB draft, and according to Laura Keeley of the Tampa Bay Times, Barnum is close to signing a deal and forgoing his scholarship to Miami University.

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