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Free Agency, Trades, and Signings
Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 17 August 2009 01:02

2009 MLB DraftUPDATE (12:07am) - Aaron Fitts of Baseball America is reporting that Strasburg has signed with the Nationals to a $15.67 million Major League deal over 4 years. Awaiting confirmation.


UPDATE: Player representation added for each player being tracked


At one minute past midnight on Monday, all players selected in the 2009 First Year Player Draft must be signed, or wait until the following year to be selected. This year sees much intrigue in not only the first overall pick, Stephen Strasburg, but others selected in the first round (plus supplemental first rounders). Along with Stephen Strasburg, the No. 2 selection, Dustin Ackley; No. 3 Donavan Tate, No. 9 Jacob Turner, No. 13 Grant Green, No. 30 LeVon Washington, and No. 37 (supplemental first round) James Paxton,  are all represented by Scott Boras (Boras Corp).

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The Biz of Baseball will be looking to track each of these players to see if they get signed, and if so, the contract details. Bookmark this page and check back often as we track the MLB signing deadline.

Make sure and check the comments for this article as deadline news comes in

1st Round Picks Status - Deadline Day
Pick Club Name, Pos. Agency Status Details
1 Nationals Stephen Strasburg, RHP Boras Corp. Signed $15.1M
ML deal: $7.5 million bonus, $7.6 million in salaries (including pro-rated $400,000 salary for remainder of 2009), $15.1 million total guaranteed. Also various incentives based on big league award voting.
2 Mariners Dustin Ackley, OF Boras Corp. Signed $7.5M
ML deal: $6 million bonus, $1.5 million in guaranteed salaries, another $2.5 million possible in salaries depending on how quick he reaches the majors, $7.5 million total guaranteed.
3 Padres Donavan Tate, OF Boras Corp. Signed $6.35M
Payable over four years under MLB provisions for two-sport athletes
6 Giants Zack Wheeler, RHP Jet Sports Management Signed $3.3M

9 Tigers Jacob Turner, RHP Boras Corp. Signed $4.7M
Callis of BA reports, (Payable over six years, with $1.6 million paid in 2014). Guaranteed value of $5.5M. Depending on how soon to ML, could reach $7.7M
11 Rockies Tyler Matzek, LHP Legacy Sports Group (Greg Genske) Signed $3.9M

12 Royals Aaron Crow, RHP Hendricks Sports Management (J.D. Smart) Unsigned

13 Athletics Grant Green, SS Boras Corp. Signed $2.75
14 Rangers Matt Purke, LHP Select Sports Group (Peter Vescovo) Unsigned Opts to attend TCU
15 Indians Alex White, RHP Career Sports (Keith Grunewald) Unsigned
19 Cardinals Shelby Miller, RHP Select Sports Group (Peter Vescovo) Signed $2.875M
Miller's bonus is the highest in the first round this year, the second-highest for a drafted player in club history and well over MLB’s $1,386,000 recommendation for the No. 19 slot by $1,093,000
22 Twins Kyle Gibson, RHP Randy Rowley Signed $1.85M

29 Yankees Slade Heathcott, OF Frontline Athlete Management (Darek Braunecker) Signed $2.2M
The Heathcott signing is $1,093,000 over the MLB recommendation for his slot at $1,107,000
30 Rays LeVon Washington, OF Boras Corp. Unsigned Rays break off talks (see comments)
37s Blue Jays James Paxton, LHP Boras Corp. Unsigned
39s Brewers Kentrail Davis, OF Boras Corp. Signed $1.2M
According to Jim Callis of Baseball American, highest bonus in the supplemental first round, so far
44s Rangers Tanner Scheppers, RHP Legacy Sports Group (Greg Genske) Unsigned

 


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