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Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Archie Bradley

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The Diamondbacks were able to get their second top-10 pick signed right before the deadline, agreeing to a contract with RHP Archie Bradley. According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, the team agreed with Bradley on a $5 million deal. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic confirmed that Bradley's deal will be spread out over 5 seasons, and Piecoro also confirmed that they were able to do that because it is considered a two-sport deal, even if he doesn't play football.

MLB Bonus Baby had a small scouting report on Bradley as a part of their Diamondbacks draft recap:

Bradley's fastball touched triple digits this year to go with a very good curveball. Bradley has good athleticism as he had a football scholarship to go to the University of Oklahoma.

The Diamondbacks needed to get a deal done with this pick, as it was received as compensation for failing to sign last year's top pick, Barret Loux. As a result, the pick would not have been eligible for compensation again in 2012.