August 16, 2011
Late flurry of signings
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
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)