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2019 MLB Draft First-round pick Signing Tracker

Track the latest signings of the first 41 selections in the draft

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July 12 update: The selection signing period concluded today at 5:00 p.m. EST. All first-round picks were signed.


Use this tracker to follow the latest signings of the first-round selections in the 2019 MLB Draft.

Baltimore Orioles: Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State University
Status: Signed | Signing value: $8,100,000 | Slot value: $8,415,300

The Orioles and No. 1 overall pick Adley Rutschman have agreed to a record-breaking bonus worth $8.1 million, surpassing the previous record of $8 million held by Gerrit Cole. The Oregon State catcher settles for roughly $300K below slot, but still breaks the record. MLB.com’s Jim Callis broke the news of the record-breaking terms.

Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville Heritage HS (TX)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $7,789,900 | Slot value: $7,789,900

The Royals and No. 2 overall pick Bobby Witt, Jr. have agreed to a full slot deal, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. The talented shortstop becomes the highest pick so far to have signed, as he earns a $7,789,900 bonus.

White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, University of California
Status: Signed | Signing value: $7,221,200 | Slot value: $7,221,200

The White Sox have agreed to sign first-rounder Andrew Vaughn, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. The bonus is worth $7,221,200, which is exactly slot value.

Marlins: JJ Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt University
Status: Signed | Signing value: $6,670,000 | Slot value: $6,664,000

The Marlins struck a deal with first-round pick JJ Bleday, as first reported by NBC 6’s Keith Jones. MLB.com’s Jim Callis later noted that Bleday’s bonus will be $6,670,000, which is just $6,000 over slot value.

Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (FL)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $6,180,700 | Slot Value: $6,180,700

The Tigers announced the move in a conference call on Wednesday, just two days after selecting Greene. The 18-year-old will forgo a commitment to the University of Florida in favor of a deal with Detroit that owes him the full slot bonus of $6,180,700, according to multiple reports.

Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity Catholic HS (GA)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $5,200,000 | Slot value: $5,742,900

The Padres and Abrams agreed to a deal that is worth $5.2 million, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis. The Padres announced the signing.

Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, Texas Christian University
Status: Signed | Signing value: $5,432,400 | Slot value: $5,432,400

The Reds and their seventh overall selection, Nick Lodolo, have agreed to terms. The Texas southpaw agreed to a $5,432,400 bonus, the value that accompanied the seventh slot.

Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech University
Status: Signed | Signing value: $4,400,000 | Slot value: $5,176,900

Evan Grant of Dallas Morning News hears from a source that the Rangers have agreed to terms with Josh Jung. It’ll end up being a deal worth $4.4 million, which is nearly $800K below slot value. https://twitter.com/Evan_P_Grant/status/1146429308258443264

Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor University
Status: Signed | Signing value: $4,000,000 | Slot value: $4,949,100

The Braves have agreed to a $4,000,000 deal with Shea Langeliers. The Baylor catcher was drafted at No. 9 overall, a selection that carried a slot value of $4,949,100, so it’s a notable discount in favor of the Atlanta club. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman was first to report the deal and the terms.

Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State University
Status: Signed | Signing value: $4,100,000 | Slot value: $4,739,900

The Giants announce they have agreed to a deal with 10th overall pick Hunter Bishop. The Arizona State outfielder settled fo a deal worth nearly $650K below slot — $4,100,00 to be exact — per MLB.com’s Jim Callis.

Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia University
Status: Signed | Signing value: $4,547,500 | Slot value: $4,547,500

Alek Manoah has officially signed with the Blue Jays for the at-slot value of $4,547,500, hears MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (TX)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $3,900,000 | Slot value: $4,366,400

The Mets and first-round pick Brett Baty are finalizing the third baseman’s contract this weekend. Newsday’s Tim Healy reports it’s a below-slot deal, while MLB.com’s Jim Callis hears the bonus is worth $3.9 million.

Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (CA)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $4,050,000 | Slot value: $4,197,300

The Twins and Keoni Cavaco agreed to a deal slightly under slot. The two sides compromised with a $4,050,000 bonus, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis.

Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Status: Signed | Signing value: $3,900,000 | Slot value: $4,036,800

The Phillies and Bryson Stott have agreed to a bonus worth $3,900,000, per Jim Callis of MLB.com. This checks in more than $100K below slot.

Angels: Will Wilson, SS, North Carolina State University
Status: Signed | Signing value: $3,400,000 | Slot value: $3,885,800

The Angels and Will Wilson agreed to terms yesterday, the team announced. Orange County Register’s Jeff Fletcher reports Wilson agreed to a $3.4 million bonus, which is roughly $500K below slot value.

Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (WA)
Status: Unsigned | Slot value: $3,745,500

Carroll agreed to a deal with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, according to a source with knowledge of the signing. MLB.com’s Jim Callis adds that the deal is worth slot value, so Carroll gets a bonus worth $3,745,500.

Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto JC (TX)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $3,450,000 | Slot value: $3,609,700

Rutledge and the Nats agreed to a bonus of $3,450,000, which is a bit under slot value. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman was all over the deal and terms.

Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove HS (IL)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $3,400,000 | Slot value: $3,481,300

The Pirates and Priester agreed to a $3.4 million bonus, notes MLB.com’s Jim Callis. That’s roughly $80K below slot value.

Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, University of Kentucky
Status: Signed | Signing value: $3,000,000 | Slot value: $3,359,900

It appears the Cardinals and their first-round pick have agreed to terms. Zack Thompson is signing for $3 million, agreeing to a minor discount worth $359K, per The Athletic’s Mark Saxon.

Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon University
Status: Signed | Signing value: $3,242,900 | Slot value: $3,242,900

George Kirby has agreed to a deal with the Mariners, the team’s director of amateur scouting announced. Per MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo, the deal is for the full slot value of $3,242,900.

Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS, Texas A&M University
Status: Signed | Signing value: $3,132,300 | Slot value: $3,132,300

The Braves announced they have agreed to terms with 21st overall pick Braden Shewmake. MLB.com’s Jim Callis adds that the Texas A&M shortstop agreed to a bonus of $3,132,300 (slot value).

Rays: Greg Jones, SS, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Status: Signed | Signing value: $3,027,000 | Slot value: $3,027,000

The Rays and UNC Wilmington shortstop Greg Jones agreed to a deal worth the slot value of $3,027,000, hears MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B, University of California-Los Angeles
Status: Signed | Signing value: $2,725,000 | Slot value: $2,926,800

The Rockies officially announced the signing of Toglia, while MLB.com’s Jim Callis noted the bonus is worth $2,725,000, a bit under slot value.

Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy (HS)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $2,500,000 | Slot value: $2,831,300

The Indians announced they agreed to terms with the high-school right-hander. Cleveland.com’s Indians reporter notes Espino will receive a bonus worth $2.5 million, which is $331,300 under slot.

Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane University
Status: Signed | Signing value: $2,740,300 | Slot value: $2,740,300

The Dodgers and now-former Tulane infielder Kody Hoese have agreed to a deal worth slot value, according to Jim Callis of MLB.com.

Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover HS (NC)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $2,450,000 | Slot value: $2,653,400

The Diamondbacks and first-round pick Blake Walston, a left-handed high school pitcher, have agreed to a bonus worth $2,450,000, roughly $200K below slot value, per MLB.com’s Jim Callis.

Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State
Status: Signed | Signing value: $2,000,000 | Slot value: $2,570,100

A source with knowledge of the situation says the Cubs and Jensen have agreed to terms. Jon Heyman confirmed this, adding that Jensen will be paid $2 million, which is $570K below slot value. This discount is understandable, as Jensen was not expected to be drafted in the first round.

Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State
Status: Signed | Signing value: $1,800,000 | Slot value: $2,493,900

The Brewers announce they have agreed to a deal with first-round southpaw Ethan Small. Per MLB.com’s Jim Callis, Small settled for a $1.8 million slot value, which is nearly $700K below slot.

Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson
Status: Signed | Signing value: $2,424,600 | Slot value: $2,424,600

The A’s have agreed to terms with first-rounder Logan Davidson, according to an industry source. The Clemson shortstop will begin his pro career at Single-A Vermont. The financial terms are not yet known, but it’s worth noting the deal is likely for slot value ($2,424,600) or below. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman was among many to confirm this report, adding that Davidson agreed to a bonus worth slot value.

Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton School (NJ)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $2,700,300 | Slot value: $2,365,500

The Yankees and first-rounder Anthony Volpe agreed to an above-slot deal. The bonus is worth $2,740,300, per MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo.

Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, University of North Carolina
Status: Signed | Signing value: $2,312,000 | Slot value: $2,312,000

The Dodgers and first-rounder Michael Busch were able to agree to terms on a deal worth slot value, according to Jim Callis of MLB.com.

Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal
Status: Signed | Signing value: $1,750,000 | Slot value: $2,257,300

The Astros and their first-round catcher Korey Lee agreed to a bonus worth $1.75 million, per MLB.com’s Jim Callis. That checks in at more than half-a-million dollars below slot value.

Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy FL (Compensatory Pick)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $2,202,200 | Slot value: $2,202,200

The Diamondbacks and Florida high school right-hander Brennan Malone have agreed to terms. The North Carolina recruit gets a $2,202,200 bonus, per Jim Callis of MLB.com. That’s slot value for the 33rd overall pick.

Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State (Compensatory Pick)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $1,400,000 | Slot value: $2,148,100

The Dbacks and their third draft selection Drey Jameson agreed to a deal well below slot value. Jim Callis of MLB.com hears the deal is worth just $1.4 million.

Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri (Competitive Balance Round A)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $2,115,000 | Slot value: $2,095,800

According to MLB.com’s Jim Callis, the Marlins agreed to a deal with Misner, their supplemental first-round pick. Just minutes before the deadline, the two sides made it official, inking the $2,115,000 bonus, which checks in at roughly $20,000 above slot.

Rays: JJ Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS TX (Competitive Balance Round A)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $2,045,400 | Slot value: $2,045,400

The Rays have agreed on a $2,045,400 bonus (slot value) with J.J. Goss, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, William Penn Charter School PA (Competitive Balance Round A)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $2,150,000 | Slot value: $1,999,300

MLB.com’s Jim Callis has learned that Pirates first-round comp. pick Sammy Siani signed an above-slot deal worth $2,150,000.

Yankees: TJ Sikkema, LHP, Missouri (Competitive Balance Round A)
Status: Signed | Singing value: $1,952,300 | Slot value: $1,952,300

TJ Sikkema flew to New York yesterday to sign his contract which is worth $1,952,300 (slot value), according to a source close to the situation.

Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Mississippi (Competitive Balance Round A)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $1,800,000 | Slot value: $1,906,800

The Twins and competitive balance selection Matt Wallner have agreed to terms. According to MLB.com’s Jim Callis, Minnesota and the young outfielder agreed to a bonus worth $1.8 million, which is roughly $100K below slot value.

Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell University (Competitive Balance Round A)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $1,722,500 | Slot value: $1,856,700

The Rays and supplemental first round pick Seth Johnson agreed to terms, per Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin. Meanwhile, MLB.com’s Jim Callis notes that the bonus will be worth $1,722,500, which is more than $130K below slot value.

Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor (Competitive Balance Round A)
Status: Signed | Signing value: $1,600,000 | Slot value: $1,813,500

Evan Grant of Dallas Morning News hears from a source that the Rangers have agreed to terms with Davis Wendzel, the final pick in the first round of the draft. It’ll end up being a deal worth $1.6 million, which is more than $200K below slot value.