Wow. that young man was already a winner.
The Reds have signed second round pick Tanner Rahier for the No. 78 overall pick's full slot bonus of $649,700, according to Callis (Twitter link). Callis notes that the high school shortstop out of California has a "promising bat," and praises his instincts and energy.
#Reds sign 3rd-rder Dan Langfield for $436,800 (full pick value). #Memphis RHP's fastball jumps touches 97, slider may be better.
Don't expect Kyle Wren to sign. His dad, the Braves' general manager, said his son is going to school and try to get stronger in the off-season.
According to someone on twitter, Zach Vincej is still undecided about signing.
Add these players to the list of those who signed:
Ben Klimesh (15th)
Nick Routt (16th)
Austin Muehring (19th)
Jordan Remer (21st)
Michael Saunders (24th)
Michael "Austin" Salter (31st)
Richard McCaffery (34th)
Salter is wearing #81 in Arizona.
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Gelalich (1sb), Amaral (7), Mejias-Brean (8) and Pigott (9) are not signing as long as their teams are still alive in the CWS (at least another week) and I don't expect Kivel (10) to sign because of his injury. The guy I'd most like to see them sign next after Travieso (1) would be Jose Ortiz (17), the HS catcher out of Puerto Rico.
The Reds signed another group of draftees:
Edit: It looks like we had all of these noted already.2. Tanner Rahier, SS, Palm Spring High
3. Daniel Langfield, RHP, U. of Memphis
4. Jonathan Moscot, RHP, Pepperdine
5. Mason Felt, LHP, Hebron Christian Academy
6. Joseph Hudson, C, Notre Dame
12. Brent Peterson, SS, Bakersfield Junior College
15. Bennett Klimesh, RHP, Trinity University
16. Nick Routt, LHP, Mississippi State
18. Jackson Stephens, RHP, Oxford (Ala.) High
19. Austin Muehring, RHP , Palomar Junior College
21. Jordan Remer, LHP, U. of San Francisco
22. Avain Rachal, SS, Cypress-Fairbanks (Tex.) High
24. Michael Saunders, RHP, Saginaw State
28. Matthew Wiley, RHP, U. of Houston
31. Michael Salter, RHP, Cisco Junior College
34. Richard McCaffrey, LHP, Santa Barbara City College
From Jim Callis
#Reds sign 1st-rder Nick Travieso for $2 mil (pick value=$2,375,000). Florida HS RHP w/91-95 to 98 FB, hard slider. #mlbdraft
What a great draft for the Reds. Loving it.
I'd have to check the number of signings on previous drafts, but doesn't it seem like a higher % of signings this year?
Conflicting info on the Felt bonus money. I'm more inclined to believe Jim Callis than the local reporter I quoted earlier.
The Reds signed fifth rounder Mason Felt to an over-slot deal worth $318K, Jim Callis of Baseball America reports (on Twitter). The high school left-hander has the potential for a plus fastball and curve. The Reds signed a number of other selections, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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