Originally Posted by Gallen5862
That makes 8 out of the top 10 signed and 24 out of the 50 picks signed. How does this compare to last year? I hope Grandal and Cisco and Waldrop and Shepherd also sign? What other draft picks should the Reds concentrate on signing?
The Reds signed 34 of their draft picks in 2009 (including all 16 through the first 15 rounds), but they've already released five of those players. A few of them were signed very close to the deadline, so I wouldn't be too nervous if it seems like they're slacking when it comes to signing players from this year's draft. I would expect at least five more to sign before the deadline, especially since players who sign for above slot--and the Reds have a few players who are expected to do so--typically need more time for their bonuses to be approved by the commissioner.