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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'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.