Today is the final day before the deadline for drafted players to sign contracts with their MLB organizations, as the deadline occurs at midnight tonight, so we'll gather all of the signings as they happen in this post. For a different reference, you can see a list of top players that haven't signed yet here.
Overall Pick No. 39: The Phillies and prep outfielder Larry Greene agreed to a contract last night, according to John Manuel of Baseball America. Greene, drafted 39th overall as Philadelphia's top pick in the draft, will receive a $1 million bonus.
Overall Pick No. 43: The Diamondbacks and supplemental first-round pick Andrew Chafin have agreed to a $875K bonus, according to BA's Jim Callis. A lefty, Chafin missed the 2010 season due to Tommy John surgery but bounced back to pitch quite well for Kent State this spring. Armed with two quality pitches in his fastball and slider, Callis mentions that Chafin projects as either a No. 2 starter or closer.
Overall Pick No. 53: The Blue Jays and prep outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. have agreed to a contract, as the Blue Jays announced last night. Callis tweeted that Smith will receive an $800K bonus, roughly $125K above slot for the 53rd overall pick in the draft.
Overall Pick No. 68: The Cubs and prep first baseman Dan Vogelbach agreed to a $1.6 million bonus today, according to Kendall Rogers. Vogelbach is a slugging first baseman with huge power and surprising athleticism, although it's undoubtedly his power stroke that will carry him to the majors.
Overall Pick No. 79: The Cardinals have agreed to sign Illinois prep outfielder Charlie Tilson for $1.275 million, according to Callis. Tilson is a speedy center fielder that projects as an impact defender and top-of-the-order hitter, thanks to plus speed, a plus arm and a good lefty swing.
Overall Pick No. 118: The Yankees have signed New Hampshire prep pitcher Jordan Cote for $725K, according to Callis. Cote is a big, projectable right-handed pitcher with a fastball that sits 88-92 at the moment, but he's 6-foot-5 with a clean delivery and could potentially add some velocity in time. Callis also mentioned that he's drawn comparisons to fellow New Hampshire native Chris Carpenter.
Overall Pick No. 126: The Royals have signed Florida prep pitcher Kyle Smith for $695K, according to Callis. Smith, a left-handed pitcher that's touched 95 before, was committed to pitch at the University of Florida, but it was likely hard for him to turn down such a lucrative offer. The slot recommendation for the 126th overall pick is roughly $227K, so Smith more than tripled that total with his bonus.
Overall Pick No. 129: The Cubs and pitcher Tony Zych have agreed to a contract with a $400K bonus, according to Callis. Zych, a right-handed pitcher with Louisville before signing with Chicago, has a big-time power arm but needs to develop a quality secondary pitch. But with a fastball that touches the upper-90's, he has closer potential if the slider comes through.
Overall Pick No. 142: The Red Sox have signed right-handed pitcher Noe Ramirez for $625K, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Ramirez, previously a starter for Cal State Fullerton, doesn't have power stuff, but he's polished like most college pitchers and has two decent secondary offerings in his curve and change-up.
Overall Pick No. 154: The Diamondbacks have signed Puerto Rican prep catcher Michael Perez for $235K, according to Callis. Perez is a quality catch-and-throw prospect with a plus arm and the bat speed to project as a potential regular given the defensive potential.
Overall Pick No. 409: He may be the 409th overall pick, but he would've gone higher if anyone actually thought he'd sign. Today, ESPN's Keith Law is reporting that the Blue Jays have signed prep third baseman Matt Dean to a roughly $737K bonus. A solid hitter with plus power and a chance to stick at third, Dean is turning down a scholarship offer from the University of Texas to join Toronto.
Overall Pick No. 462: The Mets and prep shortstop Philip Evans have agreed to a deal for $650K, according to Callis. Evans has solid tools across the board and was committed to San Diego State, but it was presumably hard to turn down the equivalent of supplemental round money. It's the highest bonus ever handed out by the Mets to a player drafted outside of the first two rounds, so clearly the Mets view Evans as a top prospect.
Overall Pick No. 467: The Tigers have agreed to sign Georgia prep third baseman Tyler Gibson for $525K, according to Callis. Gibson, originally a shortstop in high school, is expected to end up at third base or in the outfield as a professional, but scouts have praised his left-handed swing while noting that there's potential for plus power there. He was committed to play for Georgia Tech.
Overall Pick No. 629: The Yankees have signed California prep pitcher Daniel Camarena for $335K, according to Callis. Camarena is a polished lefty starter that tends to sit in the high-80's these days, but he flashes a quality curveball and could develop into a quality pitcher down the road.
Overall Pick No. 876: The Royals have signed Illinois prep pitcher Jake Junis for $675K, according to Callis. The right-handed pitcher will sit 88-91 with his fastball and has a developing curve, giving him the potential for two above-average pitches right off the bat, and a low-stress delivery could lead to improved stuff in the future as he fills out. Junis was committed to pitch for North Carolina State next season, but obviously now he's joining the Royals.