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All-Americans sign for $56 million

Patrick Ebert

Published: Saturday, July 19, 2014

CEDAR 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.

The 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 selected.

And that does not include the $6.5 million that was initially offered to the No. 1 overall pick, Brady Aiken.

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.

Tyler 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.

Since 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.

Here 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.

Rd. Pick Player Team Bonus
1 1 Brady Aiken Houston Astros Did not sign (UCLA)
1 2 Tyler Kolek Miami Marlins $6,000,000
1 5 Nick Gordon Minnesota Twins $3,851,000
1 6 Alex Jackson Seattle Mariners $4,200,000
1 12 Kodi Medeiros Milwaukee Brewers $2,500,000
1 14 Tyler Beede San Francisco Giants $2,613,200
1 16 Touki Toussaint Arizona Diamondbacks $2,700,000
1 22 Grant Holmes Los Angeles Dodgers $2,500,000
1 23 Derek Hill Detroit Tigers $2,000,000
1 26 Michael Chavis Boston Red Sox $1,870,500
1 28 Foster Griffin Kansas City Royals $1,925,000
1 30 Luis Ortiz Texas Rangers $1,750,000
1 31 Justus Sheffield Cleveland Indians $1,600,000
1 32 Braxton Davidson Atlanta Braves $1,705,000
1 33 Michael Kopech Boston Red Sox $1,500,000
1 34 Jack Flaherty St. Louis Cardinals $2,000,000
  40 Chase Vallot Kansas City Royals $1,350,000
  41 Jacob Gatewood Milwaukee Brewers $1,830,000
2 49 Sean Reid-Foley Toronto Blue Jays $1,128,800
2 50 Monte Harrison Milwaukee Brewers $1,800,000
2 51 Michael Gettys San Diego Padres $1,300,000
2 53 Joe Gatto Los Angeles Angels $1,200,000
2 57 Andrew Suarez Washington Nationals Did not sign (Miami)
2 59 Ti'Quan Forbes Texas Rangers $1,200,000
2 60 Cameron Varga Tampa Bay Rays $1,097,500
  69 Marcus Wilson Arizona Diamondbacks $1,000,000
  74 Gareth Morgan Seattle Mariners $2,000,000
3 87 Dylan Davis San Francisco Giants $650,000
3 93 Jakson Reetz Washington Nationals $800,000
4 106 Daniel Mengden Houston Astros $470,000
6 169 Dylan Cease Chicago Cubs $1,500,000
8 227 Stone Garrett Miami Marlins $162,400
11 339 A.J. Vanegas Los Angeles Dodgers $100,000
11 344 Karsten Whitson Boston Red Sox $100,000
11 345 Justin Bellinger St. Louis Cardinals Did not sign (Duke)
14 408  Bryce Montes de Oca Chicago White Sox Did not sign (Missouri)
15 464  Trenton Kemp Boston Red Sox $250,000
21 616  Mac Marshall Houston Astros Did not sign (LSU)
21 628  Matt Crownover San Francisco Giants Did not sign (Clemson)
22 649  Joey Martarano Chicago Cubs Signed
23 696  Darius Day Texas Rangers Signed
26 788  Reese Cooley Cleveland Indians Did not sign (Chipola College)
28 835  Keaton McKinney New York Mets Did not sign (Arkansas)
28 854  David Peterson Boston Red Sox Did not sign (Oregon)
30 892  Brandon Murray Philadelphia Phillies Did not sign (South Carolina)
33 987  Devin Smeltzer San Diego Padres Did not sign (Florida Gulf Coast)
35 1047  Cobi Johnson San Diego Padres Did not sign (Florida State)
36 1069  D.J. Peters Chicago Cubs Did not sign (Cal State Fullerton)
38 1136  Carl Chester Milwaukee Brewers Did not sign (Miami)
38 1138  Benito Santiago San Francisco Giants Did not sign (Tennessee)
39 1171  Tucker Simpson Baltimore Orioles Did not sign
39 1174 Jon Littell Washington Nationals Did not sign (Oklahoma State)
40 1197  Bryce Carter San Diego Padres Did not sign (Stanford)

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