A while I gave you a list on some player who are either signed (unofficially) or going to sign soon. The Cubs have actually announced a few signings. The significance here is that all are within the first 4 rounds, led by Josh Conway (h/t Jordan), who to me was one of their better picks in the draft. It also means we can start to get an idea of how the Cubs are trying to reallocate money among their picks, perhaps to sign Albert Amora to an above value bonus.
Here are the signings:
4th round: Josh Conway, RHP, Coastal Carolina
Signed for: 280,000 -- Value of the pick: 343,200 -- Savings: 63,200
7th round: Steve Bruno, 2B, Clemson
Signed for: 150,000 -- Value of the pick: 148,600 -- Savings: (-1,400)
8th round: Michael Heesch, RHP, South Carolina-Beufort
Signed for 10,000 -- Value of the pick: 138,800 -- Savings: 128,800
9th round: Chadd Krist, C, California
Signed for 10,000 -- Value of the pick: 129,600 -- Savings 119,600
The total savings with these 4 picks is $310,000
5th round pick Anthony Prieto, LHP, H.S. (TX) signed unofficially for 200,000. That would be another $57,000 to add to the pot.
10th round pick Chad Martin, RHP and first round supplemental pick Pierce Johnson, RHP, also signed, though I do not know the amount on either player.
The value for the 6th pick where Albert Almora was selected is $3,250,000. So the Cubs will be able to offer at least $3,560,000 at this point. It could obviously be more depending on what Martin and Johnson have signed for.
Almora, RHP Paul Blackburn, RHP Duane Underwood, and RHP Ryan McNeil are the only players among the top 13 picks who, as far as we know, have not signed or agreed to terms yet.
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