August 16, 2011


Late flurry of signings precedes deadline


Some took until the final minutes to get finalized, but by midnight Eastern Time on Monday, all but one of the first round draft picks inked deals.


Tyler Beede, the 21st overall pick, could not come to terms with the Toronto Blue Jays and the pitcher will head to Vanderbilt.


Only one player taken in the supplemental round did not sign. Brett Austin, the 54th overall selection, did not reach an agreement with the San Diego Padres. The catcher will attend North Carolina State.


The top unsigned college selections all reached late deals. Top pick Gerrit Cole (right) reached an agreement with the Pittsburgh Pirates for $8 million (click here for story), second selection Danny Hultzen signed with the Seattle Mariners for $8.5 million (click here for story) and No. 6 Anthony Rendon came to terms with the Washington Nationals for $7.2 million (click here for story).


List of unsigned college players


List of unsigned high school and junior college players


click here for list of first round contracts


(photo by Craig Jackson)