The Cincinnati Reds and first-round draft pick Jesse Winker have agreed to a deal, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. The Reds selected Winker with the 49th overall draft pick. The deal is reportedly worth $1 million, and the slot for the pick was $1,025,900.
Winker, a high-school senior, was committed to Florida University but will now obviously be in the Reds farm system. ESPN's Keith Law didn't have Winker on his big board, but said he's a corner outfielder and an all-bat type of player. Jim Callis of Baseball America agrees, noting he's a quality hitter that will have some power.
The Reds still have a pair of other first-round draft picks they'll need to sign, including 14th overall draft pick Nick Travieso and 57th overall draft pick Jeff Gelalich. The Reds selected Winker with a compensation pick they received for Ramon Hernandez, who signed with the Colorado Rockies this past off-season.