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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 18, 2009 at 04:46 PM (#3223538)
From the other thread:

First rounders that have signed:

#4 [url="http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090612&c>C Tony Sanchez, Pittsburgh</a>

#10 <A HREF="http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090610&c]P Drew Storen, Washington[/url]

#26 [url="http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090614&c>P Eric Arnett, Milwaukee</a>

#32 <A HREF="http://www.insidetherockies.com/2009/06/16/first-round-pick-wheeler-signs/"]OF Tim Wheeler, Colorado[/url]

Others:

Diamondbacks sign supplementary pick 3B Matt Davidson

Red Sox sign second round pick P Alex Wilson

Phillies sign second round pick OF Kelly Dugan

Astros sign second round pick P Tanner Bushue, third round OF Kelvin Nash, and:

4th Brailon Hyatt RHP U. of S. Carolina (Sumter) 6-4 205 Taylors, SC
5th Brandon Wikoff SS U. of Illinois (Champaign) 5-8 170 Peoria, IL
9th Ben Orloff SS U. C. Irvine 5-11 175 Simi Valley, CA
11th David Williams C Crowder College 6-0 190 Blue Springs, MO
15th Ryan Humphrey OF St. Louis C.C. Meramec 6-0 190 Blytheville, AR
16th Ronald Sanchez 1B Manuela Toro HS 5-10 180 Caguas, PR
17th Justin Harper RHP Oklahoma City U. 6-3 225 Pheoniz, AZ
18th James MacDonald RHP Boston College 6-2 190 Danvers, MA
19th Brian Kemp OF St. Johns U. 5-10 180 E. Rockaway, NY
20th Julio Martinez OF Nova Southeastern U. 6-3 210 Hollywood, FL
21st Barry Butera 2B Boston College 6-0 180 Madisonville, LA
22nd Mark Jones RHP Manheim HS 6-7 205 Lancaster, PA
23rd Robert Donovan RHP Stetson U. 6-5 215 Royal Palm Beach, FL
24th Mike Modica LHP George Mason U. 6-1 185 Sewell, NJ
25th Nicholas Stanley 1B Florida Southern 6-2 195 Largo, FL
27th Aaron Bay 3B U.N.C. Charlotte 6-0 180 Charlotte, NC
31st Travis Smink LHP Virginia Military Inst. 6-2 200 Dalmatia, PA
33rd Brenden Stines RHP Ball State U. 6-2 190 Granger, IN
34th Scott Migi RHP Texas A&M;6-3 190 Houston, TX
35th Jackson Hogue OF Mississipi State U. 6-0 190 Hattiesburg, MI


The Braves sign:

Mycal Jones (4), SS
Robby Hefflinger (7), OF
Aaron Northcraft (10), RHP
Casey Masters (11), LHP
Chris Lovett (12), SS
Jakob Dalfonso (18), 3B
Jeff Lorrick (20), LHP"


and

Thomas Berryhill (5), RHP
Matt Weaver (9), SS
Jordan Kreke (13), 3B
Cory Harrilchak (14), CF
Riann Spanjer-Furstenburg (16), 1B
Matt Crim (21), LHP
Lucas LaPoint (23), RHP
Derek Wiley (31), 1B
Andrew Wilson (36), RHP
Jamie Hayes (48), RHP


The Brewers sign:

1 26 Eric Arnett RHP R/R 6-6 220 1/25/88 Pataskala, OH Indiana University 6/14 (Helena)
2 73 Maxwell Walla RF L/L 5-11 200 4/12/91 Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque Academy, NM 6/14 (Arizona)
3 105 Joshua Prince SS R/R 6-2 190 1/26/88 Sulphur, LA Tulane University 6/14 (Helena)
6 196 Hiram Burgos RHP R/R 6-1 210 8/4/87 Cayey, Puerto Rico Bethune-Cookman University 6/14 (Helena)
9 286 Jonathan Pokorny LHP R/L 6-2 225 4/4/88 Seven Hills, OH Kent State University 6/14 (Helena)
10 316 Tyler Roberts C R/R 6-2 210 10/25/90 Gray, GA Jones County HS (GA) 6/14 (Arizona)
11 346 Andre Lamontagne RHP R/R 6-5 215 3/24/86 Santa Maria, CA Oral Roberts University 6/14 (Helena)
13 406 Sean Halton 1B R/R 6-5 240 6/7/87 Fresno, CA Lewis-Clark State College 6/14 (Arizona)
14 436 Mike Brownstein 2B R/R 5-10 175 8/9/87 Tucson, AZ University of New Mexico 6/14 (Arizona)
17 526 Tyler Cravy RHP R/R 6-3 180 7/13/89 Vallejo, CA Napa Valley College 6/14 (Arizona)
18 556 Caleb Thielbar LHP R/L 6-0 200 1/31/87 Randolph, MN South Dakota State University 6/14 (Arizona)
19 586 Scott Krieger LF R/R 6-0 215 1/30/87 Towson, MD George Mason University 6/14 (Helena)
20 616 Franklin Romero CF R/R 5-11 180 6/24/88 Santo Domingo, DR Cerro Coso CC (CA) 6/14 (Arizona)
22 676 Michael Fiers RHP R/R 6-3 205 6/15/85 Pompano Beach, FL Nova Southeastern University 6/14 (Arizona)
24 736 Peter Fatse 2B L/R 5-10 170 8/3/87 Hampden, MA University of Connecticut 6/14 (Helena)
27 826 Ryan Platt RHP L/R 6-1 195 8/25/85 Chatsworth, CA UC Riverside 6/14 (Arizona)
30 916 Brandon Sizemore 2B R/R 6-0 210 12/10/86 Bryceville, FL College of Charleston (FL) 6/14
32 976 ChrisEllington RF R/R 6-1 195 11/30/85 Weatherford, TX Texas Christian University 6/14 (Helena)
35 1066 Matt Costello LHP L/L 6-1 190 12/17/86 West Barnstable, MA Valdosta St. University 6/14 (Arizona)
43 1306 Kyle Dhanani 3B R/R 6-3 195 9/6/87 Blaine, WA Thompson River University 6/14 (Helena)
-- Mitch Miller RHP R/R 6-3 195 11/15/84 Hokes Bluff, AL Jacksonville State University 6/14 (Arizona)
-- Connor Lind SS R/R 5-11 170 6/10/87 Burr Ridge, IL Furman University 6/14 (Arizona)"


Cardinals sign:

Robert Stock (C, 2nd round)
Virgil Hill (OF, 6th)
Alan Ahmady (1B, 11th)
Pat Daugherty (LHP, 12th)
Matt Carpenter (3B, 13th)
Ross Smith (OF, 14th)
David Washington (1B, 15th)
Jonathan Rodriguez (1B, 17th)
Anthony Garcia (C, 18th)
Travis Tartamella (C, 19th)
Scott Schneider (RHP, 20th)
Matthew Adams (C, 23rd)
Keith Butler (RHP, 24th)
Josh Squatrito (RHP, 25th)
Christian Beatty (OF, 26th)
Johnathan Fulino (RHP, 27th)
Justin Edwards (LHP, 28th)
Daniel Calhoun (LHP, 29th)
Tyler Bighames (SS, 31st)
Travis Lawler (RHP, 32nd)
Devin Goodwin (SS, 33rd)
David Kington (RHP, 34th)
Andrew Moss (RHP, 35th)
Justin Smith (RHP, 36th)
Richard Racobaldo (3B, 37th)
John Durham (LHP, 38th)
Jesse Simpson (RHP, 40th)
Cale Johnson (RHP, 41st)
Aaron Terry (RHP, 42nd)
Manuel De La Cruz (LHP, 43rd)
Kyle Heim (LHP, 44th)
Michael Thompson (RHP, 47th)
Jason Novak (RHP, 48th)


They also signed third round P Joe Kelly and 5th round SS Ryan Jackson

[url="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090612&c>The Rangers sign</a>:

The Rangers signed six Draft picks from this week's First-Year Player Draft, including outfielder Ruben Sierra Jr.

Sierra Jr., the team's sixth-round pick, signed two days after being picked during Wednesday's portion of the Draft...

The Rangers also signed catcher Vincent DiFazio (12), right-handed pitcher Sam Brown (22), shortstop Danny Lima (23), shortstop Shon Landry (30) and third baseman Taylor Vail (40).


<A HREF="http://marksheldon.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/06/draft_picks_signed_so_far.html"]The Reds sign[/url]:

Hamilton, Billy SS Rd 2 GCL
Joseph, Donnie LHP Rd 3 Billings
Serrano, Mark RHP Rd 6 Dayton
Walczak, James RHP Rd15 Billings
Braun, Jason RHP Rd 29 Billings
Carlson, Shane SS Rd 32 Billings
Cannon, Forest RHP Rd 34 Billings
Burleson, Chris SS Rd 36 GCL
Wiley, Jake RHP Rd 41 GCL


[url="http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080614&c>The Red Sox sign</a>:

Left-handers Robert McClain and Mitchell Herold, second basemen Jonathan Hee and Zach Gentile, and right-handers Seth Garrison and Alexander Hale will all report to Class A Lowell this week as the Spinners begin another season in the New York-Penn League.

Another three -- outfielder Andrew Frezza, shortstop Thomas DiBenedetto and right-hander Jeremy Kehrt -- will head to the Gulf Coast League to begin their professional careers.


As well as <A HREF="http://soxanddawgs.com/2009/06/16/red-sox-to-sign-three-of-their-top-10-2009-draft-picks/"]fifth round OF Seth Schwindenhammer and eighth round OF William Wilkerson[/url]

The Rockies sign:

Three of the signees will be with rookie-level Casper – left-handed pitcher Josh Hungerman, 17th-round, Cleveland State; left-handed pitcher David Born, 22nd-round, Long Beach State, and outfielder Dave DiNatale, 28th-round, Miami (Fla.).

The others will join Wheeler in Tri-City, including outfielder Kent Matthews, a fourth-round pick out of Alabama, who led NCAA Division I with 28 home runs and was the SEC Player of the Year, and third baseman Joseph Sanders, a fifth-round draft choice out of Auburn.

Others with Tri-city include left-handed pitcher Thomas Musick, ninth-round, Houston; right-handed pitcher Charles Ruiz, 10th-round, Long Beach State; right-handed pitcher Richard Testa, 18th-round, Lamar; catcher William Tarleton, 20th-round, Elon; right-handed pitcher Rhett Butler, 26th-round, Virginia Tech; right-handed pitcher Daniel Perkins, 27th-round, Delaware State; right-handed pitcher Eric Federico, 39th-round Cal State Stanislaus, and third baseman Matthew Sanders, 41st-round, Clemson.Three of the signees will be with rookie-level Casper – left-handed pitcher Josh Hungerman, 17th-round, Cleveland State; left-handed pitcher David Born, 22nd-round, Long Beach State, and outfielder Dave DiNatale, 28th-round, Miami (Fla.).


The Royals sign:

10th round selection Geoffrey Baldwin, a first baseman from Grand Junction High School in Colorado
11th round selection Ryan Wood, a shortstop from East Carolina University
12th round selection Nicholas Wooley, a right-handed pitcher from William Woods University
16th round selection Eric Diaz, a left-handed pitcher from New Mexico Junior College
20th round selection Patrick Keating, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Florida
25th round selection Richard Folmer, a right-handed pitcher from Stephen F. Austin State University
30th round selection Josh Worrell, son of former Major Leaguer Todd Worrell, a right-handed pitcher from Indiana Wesleyan University
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 18, 2009 at 04:57 PM (#3223551)
Angels sign:

"The Angels have signed nine of the 54 players they selected in last week's draft, including pitchers Tyler Kehrer and Patrick Corbin, their fifth and sixth picks.


[url="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20090614&c>Blue Jays sign</a>:

1. Egan Smith (Position: LHP, Round: 7)
2. Bryson Mamba (3B, 12)
3. Matthew Morgal (RHP, 13)
4. Lance Durham (1B, 14)
5. David Sever (RHP, 16)
6. Kevin Nolan (SS, 20)
7. Matt Fields (RHP, 22)
8. Brad Glenn (OF, 23)
9. Matt Nuzzo (SS, 24)
10. Sam Strickland (LHP, 25)
11. Lance Loftin (RHP, 26)
12. Brian Justice (RHP, 27)
13. Zach Anderson (RHP, 29)
14. John Murphy (C, 31)
15. Ryan Shopshire (RHP, 32)
16. Jonathan Fernandez (SS, 34)
17. Evan Teague (LHP, 35)
18. Alex Pepe (LHP, 36)
19. Shawn Griffith (RHP, 37)
20. Yudelmis Hernandez (1B, 38)


<A HREF="http://brewersbeat.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/06/brewers_announce_latest_draft.html"]More Brewers signings[/url]:

C Cameron Garfield, Murrieta Valley (CA) HS (2nd round)
RHP Robert Currie, Tusculum College (12th round)
RHP Jose Oviedo, Miami Dade CC (31st round)


Indians sign:

The team signed sixth round pick first baseman Ben Carlson from Missouri State, tenth round pick pitcher Brent Brach from Monmouth, eleventh round pick pitcher Kirk Wetmore from Bellevue Community College, and fourteenth round pick infielder Kyle Smith from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.


And:

The Indians announced Wednesday the signing of five draft picks, bringing the total to nine. The latest to sign are RHP Austin Adams (fifth round, Faulkner University); RHP Cory Burns (eighth round, Arizona); RHP Preston Guilmet (ninth round, Arizona); RHP Dale Dickerson (16th round, Nicholls St) and RHP Tyler Sturdevant (27th round, New Mexico State).


Padres sign:

8: Nate Freiman, 1B
9: Chris Fetter, RHP
12: Brayden Drake, 3B
13: Matt Vern, INF/OF
16: Griffin Benedict, C
19: Chris Tremblay, INF
22: Cody Decker, INF/OF
23: Jeff Ibarra, LHP
25: Ty Wright, OF
26: Kevin Winn, INF
28: Vince Belhome, INF
30: Wande Olabisi, OF
31: Matt Jackson, RHP
32: David Erickson, RHP
33: Jon Berger, RHP
38: Kyle Loretelli, OF
39: Chris Ahearn, INF
40 Tom Porter, RHP
43: Chadd Hartman, OF
44: Ryan Skube, 2B
49: Brett Holland, RHP
50: Brett Basham, C


Phillies sign:

2-75 Kelly Dugan, OF
5-167 Matt Way, LHP
12-377 Nicholas Hernandez, LHP
13-407 Ryan Sasaki, LHP
15-467 Austin Hyatt, RHP
17-527 Michael Dabbs, OF
18-557 Carl Uhl, OF
20-617 Darin Ruff, 1B
21-647 Chase Johnson, RHP
22-677 Kyle Lafrenz, C
23-707 Evan Porter, SS
27-827 Marlon Mitchell, C
29-887 Mark Doll, RHP
32-977 Kevin Angelle, LHP
35-1067 Phil Aviola, C
36-1097 Matt McConnell, 2B
38-1157 Cory Wine, 1B
50-1517 David Hissey, OF


Rangers sign seventh rounder OF Braxton Lane

[url="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090616&c>Rays sign</a>:

The Rays announced the signings of 14 selections from the 2009 First-Year Player Draft on Monday. Among the signings were center fielder Brett Nommensen from Eastern Illinois, drafted in the eighth round, and right-hander Andrew Bellatti from Steel Canyon High School in Calif., whom the team took in the 12th round.


<A HREF="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090616&c]More Royals signings[/url]:

The Royals signed 10 more players from last week's First-Year Player Draft, including their sixth-round selection, Mathiew White, a right-handed pitcher from the University of New Mexico....

The newest signees include seventh-round selection George Baumann, a left-handed pitcher from Missouri State, ninth-round pick Benjamin Theriot, a catcher from Texas State, 18th-rounder Brendan Lafferty, a left-handed pitcher from UCLA, and 19th-rounder Ryan Stovall, a third baseman from Thomas University.

Kansas City also signed 21st-rounder Marvin Cooper, a center fielder from Belhaven College, 22nd-round choice Ryan Dennick, a lefty from Tennessee Tech, 23rd-rounder Scott Kelley, a righty from Penn State, 27th-rounder Gabriel MacDougall, a left fielder from Lynn University, and 33rd-rounder Claudio Bavera from Cochise College.


<A HREF="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090617&c>Twins sign:</a>


The Twins announced Wednesday the signing of two more Draft picks, including second-round selection Billy Bullock.

Also signing Wednesday was Nick Tindall, a high school catcher from O'Fallon Township (Ill.). Tindall was Minnesota's 17th-round pick, taken 522nd overall....

Other Draft picks that have signed include infielder Derek McCallum (University of Minnesota), catcher Tobias Streich (West Virginia), left-handed pitcher Tony Davis (Florida), right-handed pitcher Dakota Watts (Cal State Stanislaus), pitcher Kane Holbrooks (Texas State), catcher Stewart Monroe (Florida) and catcher Trayvone Johnson.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 18, 2009 at 05:01 PM (#3223559)
According to the <A HREF="http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/transactions/#m>MLB Transactions Page</a>:

The Tigers have signed:

3rd round 3B Wade Gaynor
7th round CF Jamie Johnson
9th round C John Murrian
10th round 2B Chris Sedon
11th round P Adam Wilk
13th round CF Michael Rockett
14th round P Kevan Hess
16th round P Kenny Faulk
17th round P Nate Newman
18th round C Eric Roof
19th round 3B Rawley Bishop
20th round SS Jimmy Gulliver
22nd round CF Matt Mansilla
23rd round P Corey Hamilton
24th round P Wade Kapteyn
   4. fra paolo Posted: June 18, 2009 at 05:41 PM (#3223616)
Some Nationals' signings are listed here and another one here.

Hope Mike's father gets better soon.
   5. bunyon Posted: June 18, 2009 at 05:50 PM (#3223636)
Mike, sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he's doing well.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 18, 2009 at 05:52 PM (#3223640)
A's sign:

22nd round P Ryan Quigley
23rd round OF Kent Walton
24th round P Daniel Straily
26th round P Nathan Long
28th round 2B Conner Crumbliss
35th round P Paul Smyth
36th round SS Jeremy Wells

Mets sign:

7th round P Darin Gorski
8th round C John Freeman
11th round 1B Samuel Honeck
14th round OF Ronald Harris
17th round OF Alexander Gregory
18th round OF Cody Holliday
20th round OF Joseph August
21st round 3B Joseph Bonfe
22nd round P Zach Von Tersch
23rd round P John Church
24th round P Michael Johnson
27th round OF Kurt Steinhauer
28th round P Brian Needham
29th round OF ZeErika Hall
32nd round P Thomas Chism
35th round P Wesley Wrenn
36th round P Lance Hoge
37th round P Brandon Sage
38th round OF William Cherry
41st round 1B Travis Ozga
47th round 2B Ryan Mollica
   7. Xander Posted: June 18, 2009 at 05:54 PM (#3223644)

The Red Sox sign:

Left-handers Robert McClain and Mitchell Herold, second basemen Jonathan Hee and Zach Gentile, and right-handers Seth Garrison and Alexander Hale will all report to Class A Lowell this week as the Spinners begin another season in the New York-Penn League.

Another three -- outfielder Andrew Frezza, shortstop Thomas DiBenedetto and right-hander Jeremy Kehrt -- will head to the Gulf Coast League to begin their professional careers.
This is a year old, FWIW.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 18, 2009 at 06:12 PM (#3223670)
Rockies sign:

8th round P Rob Scahill
11th round OF Avery Barnes
14th round SS Jeff Squier
30th round C Bryce Massanari
32nd round P Steve Junker
33rd round P Coty Woods
34th round C Brandon Whitby

Mariners sign:

21st round P Daniel Cooper
33rd round 2B Hawkins Geppers

Diamondbacks sign:

5th round 1B Ryan Wheeler
10th round C Tyson Van Winkle
14th round SS Brent Greer
17th round P Brent Wolcott
19th round SS Randall Hamrick
21st round P Daniel Taylor
23rd round P Chris Odegaard
24th round P Marshall Gemberling
25th round SS Evan Button
26th round SS Daniel Kaczrowski
27th round P Jake Hale
28th round P Brian Budrow
32nd round P William Harvil
33rd round P Brad Wilson
40th round OF Tim Sherlock
44th round C Zach Varnell

Phillies sign:
10th round P Josh Zeid
11th round SS Justin Barnes
19th round 1B Stephen Batts
24th round P Justin Long
25th round P Eric Massingham
31st round C David Doss

Pirates sign:

23nd round OF Jose Hernandez
24th round P Jason Erickson
30th round SS Ty Summerlin
33rd round OF Patrick Irvine
42nd round P Marc Baca
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 18, 2009 at 06:47 PM (#3223716)
Orioles first round P Matt Hobgood will sign within two weeks

Matt Hobgood, the Orioles' first-round pick in Tuesday's amateur draft, expects to take a physical exam in Baltimore in two weeks, and barring any unforeseen developments, will sign a contract on June 27.

"That's the plan. We've pretty much got [the contract] set," said Hobgood, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound right-handed pitcher from Norco High in suburban Los Angeles. "Nothing is final, but they [the Orioles] presented us a deal and we'll work something out. I'll for sure sign on that Saturday."
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 19, 2009 at 03:52 PM (#3224833)
Baltimore signs sixth round C Justin Dalles

Boston signs 22nd round P Justin Flasher

Yankees sign:

3B Robert Lyle (sixth round), LHP Gavin Brooks (ninth), OF Neil Medchill (11th), OF Deangelo Mack (13th), RHP Shane Greene (15th), C Hector Rabago (18th), 1B Luke Murton (19th), 3B Kevin Mahoney (23rd), 2B Issac Harrow (24th), LHP Shaeffer Hall (25th), C Jeffrey Farnham (27th), OF Justin Milo (37th), RHP Ben Watkins (40th) and OF Isaiah Brown (43rd).


Rays sign:

The Rays’ 14th-round pick, Zack Quate, a righthanded reliever from Appalachian State, is another draftee sent to Dutchess Stadium.

Quate had 11 saves this season, along with a 3-1 record and an earned run average of 1.09. He struck out 55 batters while walking 14 and allowing 24 hits in 41 innings.

Gabe Cohen, the Rays’ 29th-round selection out of UCLA, is also a Renegade this season. Cohen, an outfielder, hit .274 with five home runs, 28 RBI, 24 runs scored and five stolen bases.

Lefty starter Aaron Dott, the Rays’ 35th-round pick, was also assigned to Hudson Valley.


Diamondbacks sign second round OF Marc Krauss
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 19, 2009 at 03:53 PM (#3224834)
Baseball America lists Angels first round pick OF Randal Grichuk as having signed, but I haven't seen confirmation of that anywhere.
   12. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 19, 2009 at 07:31 PM (#3225195)
Dad is doing pretty well - he came through the surgery fine and will be moved to a rehab center in several days. Looking at about 10-12 days before he comes home. So we will be on the plane at 6 AM tomorrow.

Grichuk's not showing up on a roster anywhere yet. I can't find confirmation, either - nothing on the Angels' Web site or in the usual places. The AZL and Pioneer Leagues don't start until next week, so it's possible that he has signed but hasn't been ASsigned yet.

-- MWE
   13. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 19, 2009 at 07:37 PM (#3225202)
I'm glad to see that, Mike.

I'm not seeing anything on most of the eventual B/C league assignees, so that doesn't mean much wrt Grichuk one way or the other.
   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 19, 2009 at 07:39 PM (#3225205)
Great to hear Mike. Hope all is well.

I think its kinda odd that the short season league start so soon after the draft. Are a lot of teams left scrambling to fill rosters if they don't sign enough guys?
   15. Tripon Posted: June 19, 2009 at 07:54 PM (#3225224)
   16. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 19, 2009 at 07:55 PM (#3225228)
Are a lot of teams left scrambling to fill rosters if they don't sign enough guys?


Not usually. Most teams sign 15-20 players very quickly after the draft, and fill out the rosters with guys coming up from the DSL/VSL and second-year guys who are still eligible for the lowest short-season levels.

-- MWE
   17. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 19, 2009 at 07:57 PM (#3225231)
Boston signs 22nd round P Justin Flasher


Shouldn't he be a catcher - or a coach - or a porn star?

-- MWE
   18. Rich Rifkin Posted: June 19, 2009 at 08:01 PM (#3225236)
29th round OF ZeErika Hall
ZeErika?
   19. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 19, 2009 at 11:51 PM (#3225566)
More Diamondbacks signings:

P Bradin Hagens (6th)
1B Paul Goldschmidt (8th)
P Robert Anderson (9th)
SS David Narodowski (15th)
P Adam Worthington (20th)

-- MWE
   20. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 20, 2009 at 05:12 PM (#3226009)
   21. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 21, 2009 at 02:05 AM (#3226574)
Pirates sign second round P Brooks Pounder and ninth round P Brock Holt

<A >Angels sign first round OF Randal Grichuk</a>
   22. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: June 21, 2009 at 04:14 AM (#3226614)
"Hawkins Geppers"? He isn't on the same team as Tanner Scheppers, is he?
   23. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 22, 2009 at 10:13 PM (#3228312)
   24. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 23, 2009 at 09:34 PM (#3229870)
<A HREF="http://www.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20090623&c>Cubs sign first round pick OF Brett Jackson</a>
   25. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 24, 2009 at 05:26 PM (#3231172)
   26. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 24, 2009 at 07:50 PM (#3231405)
<A HREF="http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090623&c>White Sox sign second round pick P David Holmberg</a> and fifth round P Kyle Bellamy.
   27. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 24, 2009 at 10:11 PM (#3231569)
   28. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 25, 2009 at 12:59 PM (#3232298)
Padres sign:

* 3rd round pick - Jerry Sullivan, RHP from Oral Roberts
* 5th round pick - Luke Hagerty, C from the University of Miami
* 7th round pick - Miles Mikolas, RHP from Nova Southeastern
   29. Tripon Posted: June 26, 2009 at 02:51 AM (#3233672)
   30. Tripon Posted: June 27, 2009 at 07:16 AM (#3234995)
   31. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 29, 2009 at 02:36 AM (#3236191)
   32. Chipper Jonestown Massacre Posted: June 29, 2009 at 03:16 AM (#3236263)
If Schwindenhammer makes it to the Majors, he'll have the longest name EVAR...

(One letter longer than Saltalamacchia.)
   33. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 30, 2009 at 01:13 PM (#3237577)
Nats sign second round 2B Jeff Kobernus

<A HREF="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090629&c>Cubs sign 21 picks</a>

Besides Jackson, five other players from the team's first 10 picks have reached deals. They include shortstop Wesley Darvill (fifth round), who has played for Brookswood Secondary School and the Langley Blaze of the British Columbia Premier Baseball League in Canada. Only 17 years old, Jackson is currently playing for the Canadian National Junior Team.

The other top-10 signees are infielder Blair Springfield (seventh), right-handed pitcher Robert Whitenack (eighth), catcher Richard Jones (ninth) and third baseman Charles Thomas (10th).
   34. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 30, 2009 at 04:19 PM (#3237756)
   35. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 01, 2009 at 08:15 PM (#3239493)
   36. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 03, 2009 at 02:20 AM (#3241120)
   37. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 03, 2009 at 02:32 AM (#3241129)
The Brewers signed 7th-round OF Khris Davis, 8th-round OF Chad Stang, and 25th-round OF Demetrius McKelvie.
   38. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 03, 2009 at 03:42 AM (#3241157)
Rumors are the Royals have signed 3rd round C Will Myers, but will keep it hush-hush because its way over slot and Bud Selig doesn't want to give other teams less leverage over their draft picks. He's supposedly working out with the App. League affiliate.
   39. MM1f Posted: July 03, 2009 at 03:46 AM (#3241159)
Myers is from Winston-Salem/High Point, NC. The Royals Appy League team is in Burlington, NC, only 30-45 min away.
   40. Tripon Posted: July 06, 2009 at 05:02 AM (#3243034)


dodgers signed their 5th round draft pick, Catcher Jeremy Wise out of Oklahoma

He went 2 for 4, 2 singles and a strikeout for ogden rookie level

by matthewmafa on Jul 5, 2009 8:52 PM PDT reply reply actions actions 0 recs


http://www.truebluela.com/2009/7/5/938511/dodger-minor-league-box-scores
   41. Tripon Posted: July 06, 2009 at 05:03 AM (#3243035)
Dodgers also are rumored to agree with 2nd round pick Garrett Gould for $900,000. But hasn't been confirmed yet.
   42. npurcell Posted: July 06, 2009 at 05:06 AM (#3243038)
Wheres that rumor coming from!?!?

That would be great if true.
   43. Tripon Posted: July 06, 2009 at 05:33 AM (#3243051)
I remember reading it in one of the True Blue L.A. threads. The rumor was supposedly from Gould's girlfriend so, er. Take it with a grain of salt.
   44. npurcell Posted: July 06, 2009 at 05:41 AM (#3243057)
Gould's girlfriend posts on truebluela? Neat.
   45. npurcell Posted: July 06, 2009 at 05:42 AM (#3243058)
just kidding, I just saw the post from silverwidow.
   46. Tripon Posted: July 07, 2009 at 04:28 AM (#3243996)
Dodgers signed 2nd round pick Blake Smith, and 7th round pick Brandon Martinez. No details on bonuses though.

Dodgers sign 2nd and 7th round picks.
   47. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 07, 2009 at 09:01 PM (#3244840)
Rockies sign supplementary round pick P Rex Brothers as well as Nolan Arenado (2nd round) and first baseman Ben Paulsen (3rd round).
   48. deb Posted: July 07, 2009 at 11:36 PM (#3245030)
From Angels season seat newletter:

On Saturday, June 20th, the Angels announced the club has agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Randal Grichuk of Lamar Consolidated High School in Lamar, TX their first pick (1st round, 24th overall) in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Grichuk, 17, hit .613 (46/75) with 21 home runs and 46 RBI in 28 games in 2009. He walked 23 times and struck out just 11 times in 75 at-bats. As a junior, Grichuk was named to the 2008 4A All-State First team. In addition, he was selected to play for the 2007 USA Baseball Youth National Team.

On Thursday, July 2nd, the Angels announced the club has agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Michael Trout of Millville (NJ) Senior High School. Trout was the club’s second selection in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Trout, 17, batted .531 with 18 home runs, 49 runs scored and 45 RBI as a 2009 senior. He had 28 walks and 20 stolen bases. As a pitcher, he was 5-1 with a 1.71 ERA. He was a Rawlings 2009 Pre-Season All-American first team pick.

With Trout’s signing, the Angels have now signed a total of 27 players from the 2009 First-Year Player Draft,
including both first round picks:
RD PLAYER, Pos
1 (24) Randal Grichuk, OF
1 (25) Michael Trout, OF
C (48) Tyler Kehrer, LHP
2 Patrick Corbin, LHP
5 Casey Haerther, INF
6 Danny Reynolds, RHP
7 Jon Karcich, INF
9 David Carpenter, RHP
11 Dillon Baird, INF
12 Travis Witherspoon, OF
17 Jeremy Gillan, C
18 James Mallard, INF
20 Daniel Eichelberger, OF
21 Richard Cates, OF
22 Stephen Locke, LHP
23 Jordan Drake, OF
24 Taylor Kinzer, RHP
29 Heath Nichols, RHP
30 Matt Long, OF
34 Ryan Cisterna, C
36 Eric Oliver, INF
45 Phil Bando, INF
47 Jose Jimenez, INF
48 Jake Rife, OF
   49. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 08, 2009 at 10:08 PM (#3246474)
<A HREF="http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090707&c>White Sox sign first round pick OF Jared Mitchell</A>
   50. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 09, 2009 at 02:31 PM (#3247147)
Royals third round pick C Will Myers working out with affiliate

Royals fourth round pick P Chris Dwyer released from Cape Cod commitment

Sounds like both are pretty much in the bag. The rumors I have heard is that there are a lot of guys like Myers and Gould who have signed, but have had their signings held up by the Commish's office (who has to approve the contracts) because they are over-slot. How can they delay a player's development like that?
   51. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: July 09, 2009 at 02:45 PM (#3247171)
Everyone knows it's part of the deal with an over-slot signing - that's all I can say. Another one: The Red Sox have all but signed Miles Head (soxprospects even listed him as signed, but had to retract).
   52. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 10, 2009 at 01:27 AM (#3248266)
Keith Law says the Brewers' negotiations with Kentrail Davis have "gotten ugly", which is depressing. Maybe the Brewers should stick to drafting only Boras seniors (LaPorta).
   53. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 10, 2009 at 01:45 PM (#3248645)
   54. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 15, 2009 at 12:15 AM (#3253752)
   55. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: July 29, 2009 at 04:30 PM (#3272334)
josh leyland signed w/ oakland. interesting, as he's a sleeper c/1b with a good bat - but also as a possible indicator as to whether or not they'll sign max stassi (also a good hitting prep c, though better defensively than jl).
   56. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 29, 2009 at 04:35 PM (#3272347)
White Sox signed 2nd round OF Trayce Thompson (former NBA player Mychal's son), who was considered to be a pretty tough sign. Good draft for KW's guys thus far.
   57. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 29, 2009 at 04:38 PM (#3272357)
Peter Gammons blog a week ago stated that Bud Selig is threatening to not give KC the 2012 All-Star Game if they proceed to sign Wil Myers and another guy (Aaron Crow?) over-slot.
   58. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 29, 2009 at 04:45 PM (#3272376)
Mariners sign supplementary round pick 1B Rich Poythress

[url="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090725&c>Brewers sign supplementary pick P Kyle Heckathorn</a>

<A HREF="http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_12935078?source=rss"]Rangers sign third round pick P Robbie Erlin[/url] (I really liked that pick)

Blue Jays sign fifth round OF Ryan Schimpf
   59. steagles Posted: July 29, 2009 at 04:52 PM (#3272384)
Peter Gammons blog a week ago stated that Bud Selig is threatening to not give KC the 2012 All-Star Game if they proceed to sign Wil Myers and another guy (Aaron Crow?) over-slot.
that's grounds for a firing, as far as i'm concerned.

so is that bullshit about not approving overslot contracts.
   60. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 05, 2009 at 03:46 PM (#3281126)
<A HREF="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090804&c>Jonathan Mayo updates us on the unsigned first round draft picks</a>

Interesting to note that Aaron Crow and Tanner Scheppers are not subject to the August 17 deadline because they played indy ball.
   61. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: August 05, 2009 at 09:59 PM (#3281696)
brooks raley signed - biggest overslot signing to date.
   62. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 06, 2009 at 03:04 PM (#3282332)
   63. Mike Emeigh Posted: August 06, 2009 at 03:27 PM (#3282372)
Braves sign first round pick P Mike Minor - $2.42 million bonus


This will probably trigger some more college pitcher signings - I'd guess that Leake (#8), White (#15) and Jenkins (#20) will sign within the next week or so.

-- MWE
   64. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 06, 2009 at 05:41 PM (#3282651)
I've heard the Royals have signed 13th round P Crawford Simmons for way over-slot, but again, its being held up by Seligula.
   65. Barnaby Jones Posted: August 06, 2009 at 05:51 PM (#3282679)
College Juniors who go to Indy Ball don't have to sign by deadline

StrasWatch 2009 just got renewed for 2010.
   66. Tripon Posted: August 06, 2009 at 06:36 PM (#3282764)
Two sources said that Minor could have signed months earlier if not for interference from MLB. Minor and the Braves agreed in principle on the $2.42 million bonus before the draft—but before Atlanta received official word that the slots were reduced. The commissioner’s office pressured the Braves not to make the above-slot deal official so they wouldn’t hurt the Reds in their attempt to sign Arizona State righthander Mike Leake, the No. 8 pick, to a below-slot bonus.

MLB’s recommendation for the No. 8 pick is $2,043,000.


Braves sign Minor.

Disgraceful!
   67. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 07, 2009 at 08:24 PM (#3284622)
   68. JPWF13 Posted: August 07, 2009 at 08:34 PM (#3284638)
Minor’s bonus is the highest in club history and the highest ever for a No. 7 pick.


what's funny is all the live blogs I was watching on draft day said Minor was a reach at 7...

I guess Atlanta didn't think so :-)
   69. Barnaby Jones Posted: August 07, 2009 at 08:53 PM (#3284676)
Alonso got 4.55m at #7 last year. It just didn't all take the form of a bonus.
   70. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 10, 2009 at 03:08 PM (#3287455)
Pirates sign sixth round pick P Zack Von Rosenberg for $1.2 million. He was considered a first round talent. They also inked fourth round pick P Zackry Dodson and eighth round pick P Colton Cain, both for around a million bucks.

Brewers sign fifth round pick OF D'Vontrey Richardson

Royals sign 14th round pick P Crawford Simmons for $450,000 - first day money.

3rd overall pick OF Donovan Tate, selected by the Padres reports to football camp at UNC
   71. Mike Emeigh Posted: August 10, 2009 at 03:09 PM (#3287458)
Cain's probably the best of the bunch that the Pirates inked, IMO.

3rd overall pick OF Donovan Tate, selected by the Padres reports to football camp at UNC
.

That's been expected. It's still around 50/50 that he'll sign.

-- MWE
   72. 1k5v3L Posted: August 10, 2009 at 03:19 PM (#3287468)
Dbacks signings update

As for Owings: This is Chris Owings, a high school shortstop out of South Carolina whom the Diamondbacks selected No. 41 overall in the June draft. Reportedly, he will receive a $950,000 signing bonus, which Jim Callis at Baseball America says is $134,600 over slot.

...

We hear there has been no movement on the negotiations with top pick Bobby Borchering, to the point where negotiations practically have not even begun. The last specific piece of info we heard was that the club had offered $1.5 million, but that was two weeks ago.

It sounds like Borchering’s side is waiting until more of the picks around him have come to terms, so this could be one that takes up until the deadline, which this year is Aug. 17.


Besides Borchering (who will sign eventually), the other two guys the Dbacks would like to lock up are Matt Helm, 3B, Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. (their 7th rounder) and Patrick Schuster, LHP, Mitchell HS, New Port Richey, Fla. (their 13th rounder).
   73. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 10, 2009 at 06:37 PM (#3287661)
Phillies sign third round pick OF Kyrell Hudson to a $475k bonus and sixth round P Steven Inch for $300k.

Padres expect to sign fourth round P Keyvius Sampson within days. Some considered him a first round talent. Second round OF Everett Williams might be more difficult however.
   74. Mike Emeigh Posted: August 11, 2009 at 01:48 AM (#3288249)
I ended up deleting AG#1F's other comment when I couldn't edit it - AG#1F, if you want to repost, go right ahead.

-- MWE
   75. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 11, 2009 at 03:37 PM (#3288842)
Update on Red Sox unsigned draft picks. They have signed eleventh round P Jason Thompson for $300k.

Red Sox sign tenth round P Brandon Jacobs for $750k.

Update on unsigned A's picks SS Grant Green and C Max Stassi

Genske said put the chances of Stassi signing at 50-50. It's believed that the A's have budgeted first-round-level money for Stassi, but only to a certain point; the sum still has to make sense from a baseball standpoint, according to a team source.
   76. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 11, 2009 at 03:41 PM (#3288845)
<A HREF="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090810&c>Reds still "far apart" with top pick P Mike Leake</a>

Last week, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty was optimistic Cincinnati could soon sign first-round Draft pick Mike Leake.

This week? Not as much....

The Braves' signing of their seventh overall pick, lefty pitcher Mike Minor, to a $2.42 million bonus was above this year's slot recommendation by Major League Baseball and equal to last year's.

"That didn't help us," Jocketty said. "
   77. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 11, 2009 at 07:21 PM (#3289141)
Orioles sign fifth round P Ashur Tolliver for $200k as well as <A >fourth round P Randy Henry and ninth round P Ryan Berry</a>, all for well over-slit.
   78. 1k5v3L Posted: August 12, 2009 at 04:07 AM (#3289882)
Besides Owings, Dbacks signed Patrick Schuster, their 13th rounder, for $450,000 (second round money).
Helm might turn out to be the most difficult signing.
   79. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 12, 2009 at 01:21 PM (#3290009)
   80. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 13, 2009 at 02:21 PM (#3291437)
   81. rlc Posted: August 14, 2009 at 07:32 PM (#3292688)

The Orioles have cut off negotiations and withdrawn their offer to supplementary pick SS/P Mychal Givens

Givens was their second rounder - they had no supplementary picks.

The O's signed their 22nd rounder Cameron Coffey with a big honking bonus.
   82. Tripon Posted: August 15, 2009 at 05:03 AM (#3293230)
Dodgers sign 2nd rounder Garrett Gould for the rumored $900,000.

http://www.truebluela.com/2009/8/14/989552/dodgers-sign-garrett-gould#comments
   83. rlc Posted: August 16, 2009 at 09:21 PM (#3294304)
   84. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: August 17, 2009 at 03:05 PM (#3294825)
ba's signing blog - today's the deadline (midnight)
   85. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: August 17, 2009 at 06:18 PM (#3295153)
ba: rays say they won't sign either their 1st or 2nd rounders. i'm a little surprised as i thought both were overdrafts (sparq be damned).
   86. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: August 17, 2009 at 06:28 PM (#3295166)
ba: rays say they won't sign either their 1st or 2nd rounders. i'm a little surprised as i thought both were overdrafts (sparq be damned).


Washington will sign, I think, before bedtime tonight. Interesting negotiating ploy by the Rays, though.
   87. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: August 18, 2009 at 03:46 AM (#3295954)
Whoa - Fields got 1.6 million from Det! (And I thought I liked him.)
   88. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: August 18, 2009 at 03:49 AM (#3295961)
Givens signed (see post 80) for 800K.
   89. Mark S. is bored Posted: August 18, 2009 at 04:12 AM (#3296021)
Klaw says the Mets signed Matz $895K
   90. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: August 18, 2009 at 04:37 AM (#3296069)
word is strassburg signed for 15 mil
   91. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: August 18, 2009 at 04:41 AM (#3296077)
who? never heard of him.

washington and kenny d did not, in fact sign. nor did burke for tex (who also didn't sign henke or blash).
   92. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: August 18, 2009 at 04:48 AM (#3296099)
Mariners sign Dustin Ackley, the No. 2 overall pick, per the Seattle Times, for 9.5 million over 5 years.
   93. puck Posted: August 18, 2009 at 04:54 AM (#3296121)
Much happiness on Rockies boards; they signed Tyler Matzek for a $3.9 million bonus, no MLB contract.
   94. Mark S. is bored Posted: August 18, 2009 at 05:03 AM (#3296140)
Mariners sign Dustin Ackley, the No. 2 overall pick, per the Seattle Times, for 9.5 million over 5 years


It's now showing up as $7.5 million
   95. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 18, 2009 at 05:04 AM (#3296143)
What does "over 5 years" mean? Don't all these contracts involve exactly six years of team control?
   96. Mark S. is bored Posted: August 18, 2009 at 05:21 AM (#3296158)
What does "over 5 years" mean? Don't all these contracts involve exactly six years of team control?


If it's a MLB contract, then they can spread the bonus over a number of years. If it's a minor league contract, then all the money is due at once. So a $7.5 million contract over 5 years means that the $7.5 million will be paid out of 5 years. It has NOTHING to do with free agency, arbitration or service time.
   97. Ignatius J. Reilly Posted: August 18, 2009 at 05:53 AM (#3296179)
I feel like the Braves were the only team this year that didn't have some significantly overslot signing this year (I don't consider consider giving last year's slot to Mike "Chuck James" Minor really breaking the bank). It's quite disappointing.

$500K bonuses were being doled out like candy.
   98. Honkie Kong Posted: August 18, 2009 at 06:18 AM (#3296189)
But then, Braves usually don't hand out big bonuses. Heyward signed for slot.

Francoeur was a bonus baby. Hmm, maybe Milligan and Thompson last year, but I think they signed very close to their slot.
   99. puck Posted: August 18, 2009 at 06:35 AM (#3296195)
The Tigers also signed Jacob Turner to a MLB deal. $4.7M bonus, and possibly worth up to $7M.

I guess if they were willing to spend that kind of cash on a high school pitcher and give another MLB deal, they preferred Turner to Matzek?
   100. Iwakuma Chameleon (jonathan) Posted: August 18, 2009 at 06:53 AM (#3296198)
Didn't see anyone else mention it -

A's signed Green for 2.75, Stassi for 1.5, and Ian Krol for 975k, I believe. (not positive on the figures off the top of my head, but all three did get signed)
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