Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Jack Leiter signs with Rangers for over $7.9 million, highest bonus for pitcher in a decade

Two and a half weeks after being selected No. 2 overall by the Texas Rangers in the MLB Draft, former Vanderbilt pitcher Jack Leiter has signed the richest contract for a pitcher since 2011.


While exact bonus numbers have not yet been released, Jeff Passan of ESPN reported that Leiter’s bonus was over $7.9 million and just shy of the $8 million given to Gerrit Cole in 2011, the year before MLB implemented a bonus pool system.

The slot value for the No. 2 pick is $7,789,900, making Leiter’s deal slightly over slot.

Leiter signed just four days before the signing deadline of Aug. 1. His rotation-mate, Kumar Rocker, has not yet signed after a pre-draft physical reportedly contained concerns about Rocker’s elbow. Leiter is the fourth member of Vanderbilt’s 2021 team to sign, after catcher CJ Rodriguez, third baseman Jayson Gonzalez and pitcher Luke Murphy.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 28, 2021 at 01:01 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: jack leiter, rangers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: July 28, 2021 at 05:22 PM (#6031051)
Leiter gets heavier, film at 11.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
HowardMegdal
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogShohei Ohtani has sore arm, might not pitch again this season
(7 - 9:44am, Sep 17)
Last: DL from MN

Sox TherapyShrug
(154 - 9:24am, Sep 17)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(13941 - 8:53am, Sep 17)
Last: bunyon

NewsblogKC Royals ‘need to start thinking’ about a new stadium, possibly downtown, owner says
(54 - 8:44am, Sep 17)
Last: bunyon

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-15-2021
(8 - 6:40am, Sep 17)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogIs it already time for another WEEKLY OMNICHATTER?, for September 13-16, 2021
(144 - 5:44am, Sep 17)
Last: TomH

NewsblogRyan Braun retires after 14 seasons
(28 - 2:17am, Sep 17)
Last: Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes

NewsblogDoes Javier Báez’s enigmatic nature make his impending free agency messier?
(16 - 10:56pm, Sep 16)
Last: Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer

NewsblogSeattle Mariners to host 2023 MLB All-Star Game, sources say
(1 - 8:01pm, Sep 16)
Last: Jeff Francoeur's OPS

Newsblog8th? BBTF Central Park Softball Game: SEPT 18, 2021
(211 - 7:08pm, Sep 16)
Last: sunday silence (again)

NewsblogThere are only about 3-to-5 candidates to run Mets -- here’s who we think they are
(11 - 6:33pm, Sep 16)
Last: Mayor Blomberg

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Transfer! Kits! Other Stuff!
(255 - 4:52pm, Sep 16)
Last: AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-16-2021
(3 - 2:22pm, Sep 16)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogThe Storyteller of the White Sox
(15 - 1:40pm, Sep 16)
Last: Itchy Row

NewsblogThe Past, Present, and Future of International Scouting
(6 - 1:19pm, Sep 16)
Last: Jay Seaver

Page rendered in 0.2385 seconds
48 querie(s) executed