RAPIDS, Iowa – Friday, July 18 marked the deadline for all players
selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft to come to terms
with the teams that selected them. After the 5:00 p.m. deadline had
come and gone, 33 of the 53 of the former Perfect Game All-Americans that were selected in this year's draft had come to agreement with their drafting teams.
collective total of the players that had signed, outside of Joey
Martarano and Darius Day, whose bonuses had not been revealed, is
$56,653,400. That comes out to an average of $1.83 million per player
that does not include the $6.5 million that was initially offered to
the No. 1 overall pick, Brady Aiken.
who started the 2013 Perfect Game All-American Classic for the West
squad, did not sign with the Houston Astros. It was initially
reported within days of the June Amateur Draft that Aiken and the
Astros had agreed on a deal worth $6.5 million. In a bizarre change
of events, the Astros withdrew that initial offer and Aiken did not
accept their counter offer at the deadline.
Kolek, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, signed with the Miami
Marlins for $6 million. Nick Gordon and Alex Jackson, the draft's
Nos. 5 and 6 overall selections, signed for $3.851 and $4.2 million
with the Twins and Mariners respectively.
the game's inception in 2003, 149 All-Americans have been drafted in
the first round, and 84 have made their big league debuts. Aiken
became the seventh All-American taken No. 1 overall, joining players
such as Justin Upton, Bryce Harper, Gerrit Cole and Carlos Correa.
are the Perfect Game All-Americans selected in the 2014 MLB Draft and
the bonuses they signed for. If the players that didn't sign, their
college commitment (or the school they attended in 2014 that they
intend to return to) is listed in parenthesis.