Tigers come to terms with top pick Crawford, 18 others
The first isn’t always last.
The Detroit Tigers came to terms with their first-round pick, Florida right-hander Jonathon Crawford, they announced on Friday, along with 18 more of their 41 picks in last weekend’s draft.
Crawford, the 20th pick in the first round, signed for right at the slot amount of $2,001,700 according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. The Tigers have a total bonus pool of $6,467,400.
Callis had announced on Twitter the signing of Georgia Tech’s Buck Farmer on Thursday, while 27th-rounder Joe Mantiply and 14th-rounder Ben Verlander had made their own signing announcements on Twitter.
Of the 19 total signings so far, eight of them came from rounds in the second half of the draft, but five of them were from the Tigers’ first 11 picks.
UPDATE (June 17): The Tigers reportedly signed Corey Knebel, their selection in the Competitive Balance Round A, to a deal.
The full list of signings announced Friday:
(1) Jonathon Crawford, RHP, Florida
(5) Buck Farmer, RHP, Georgia Tech
(6) Calvin Drummond, RHP, Arizona Christian
(8) Zach Reininger, RHP, Hill College (Texas)
(10) Kasey Coffman, CF, Arizona State
(12) Dominic Ficociello, 3B, Arkansas
(13) Austin Green, C, San Diego
(14) Ben Verlander, OF, Old Dominion
(16) Duncan McAlpine, C, Dallas Baptist
(18) Jonathan Maciel, RHP, Cal State-Long Beach
(19) Austin Pritcher, RHP, The Citadel
(21) Curt Powell, SS, Georgia
(25) Johnnie Kirkland, RHP, Southeastern University
(27) Joe Mantiply, LHP, Virginia Tech
(28) Scott Sitz, RHP, Florida State
(30) Ryan Beck, LHP, New Mexico State
(31) Brett Huber, RHP, Mississippi
(32) Tanner Bailey, RHP, MIssissippi
(40) Taylor Johnson, 2B, St. Edwards
UPDATED (June 17):
(CBA) Corey Knebel, RHP, Texas