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All American Game : : Story

Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

One year to the day after the 2010 Aflac All-American Classic (now known as the Perfect Game All-American Classic presented by Rawlings) the 25 players that played in last year's event that were drafted and signed, as well as 12 high profile college and junior college signees that had previously played in the event, signed for an incredible $66,542,500 collectively.  That is an average of nearly $1.8 million per player.

The total also represents over 28-percent of the reported $235,989,050 spent on all signed draftees.

The signing deadline for players that were drafted in June to sign was at midnight EST on Monday night, as the 37 former All-Americans now begin their professional careers.

2007 All-American Gerrit Cole received the most notable of these bonuses, a record $8,000,000 from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the No. 1 overall pick. Cole was a first-rounder in 2008 as well, taken by the New York Yankees, but decided to spend three years at UCLA before embarking on his pro career.

A total of 13 players who played in the 2010 Classic were taken in the first and supplemental first rounds of this year's draft, and were joined by five players from the college ranks that had played in the game prior to 2010.

Of all of the 2010 players drafted and signed, 11 received bonuses of $2 million or more. Five more former All-Americans drafted from the college and junior college also received a bonus of $2 million or more.

Five additional players from the 2010 game and two from the college ranks that played prior to 2010 received at least seven-figure bonuses.

Here is the breakdown of the 2010 All-Americans that signed with their respective MLB teams, listed in order of their draft selection:


Player Team Round Drafted Signing Bonus
Dylan Bundy Baltimore Orioles 1 (4th overall) $4,000,000
Archie Bradley Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (7th overall) $5,000,000
Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians 1 (8th overall) $2,900,000
Javier Baez Chicago Cubs 1 (9th overall) $2,625,000
Jose Fernandez Florida Marlins 1 (14th overall) $2,000,000
Joe Ross San Diego Padres 1 (25th overall) $2,750,000
Blake Swihart Boston Red Sox 1 (26th overall) $2,500,000
Robert Stephenson Cincinnati Reds 1 (27th overall) $2,000,000
Henry Owens Boston Red Sox 1 supp (36th overall) $1,550,000
Larry Greene Philadelphia Phillies 1 supp (39th overall) $1,000,000
Michael Kelly San Diego Padres 1 supp (48th overall) $718,000
Travis Harrison Minnesota Twins 1 supp (50th overall) $1,050,000
Cameron Gallagher Kansas City Royals 2 $750,000
Dillon Howard Cleveland Indians 2 $1,850,000
Daniel Norris Toronto Blue Jays 2 $2,000,000
Austin Hedges San Diego Padres 2 $3,000,000
Tyler Marlette Seattle Mariners 5 $650,000
Jake Cave New York Yankees 6 $825,000
Christian Lopes Toronto Blue Jays 7 $800,000
Shawon Dunston Chicago Cubs 11 $1,275,000
Christian Montgomery New York Mets 11 $250,000
Matthew Dean Toronto Blue Jays 13 $737,500
Dillon Maples Chicago Cubs 14 $2,500,000
Phillip Evans New York Mets 15 $650,000
Daniel Camarena New York Yankees 20 $335,000

The most notable of the players that did not sign is the 21
st overall pick of the Toronto Blue Jays, Tyler Beede. Beede reportedly turned down $2.4 million to honor his commitment to Vanderbilt.

Other 2010 All-Americans that were drafted but did not sign (round selected and college commitment in parenthesis) include Andrew Suarez (9, Miami), Deshorn Lake (12, East Carolina), Billy Flamion (25, Oregon), Joshua Tobias (31, Florida), John Magliozzi (35, Florida), Ricardo Jacquez (39, Texas), Austin Slater (44, Stanford) and Philip Pfeifer (44, Vanderbilt).

Dylan Davis (Oregon State), Daniel Mengden (Texas A&M), Brandon Sedell (Florida) and Sean Trent (Florida) were not drafted, largely due to their college commitments.

Here are the notable former All-Americans that were drafted and signed out of college/junior college:


Player Team Round Drafted Signing Bonus
Gerrit Cole Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (1st overall) $8,000,000
Taylor Jungmann Milwaukee Brewers 1 (12th overall) $2,525,000
Sonny Gray Oakland Athletics 1 (18th overall) $1,540,000
Alex Meyer Washington Nationals 1 (23rd overall) $2,000,000
Brian Goodwin Washington Nationals 1 supp (34th overall) $3,000,000
Andrew Susac San Francisco Giants 2 $1,100,000
Harold Martinez Philadelphia Phillies 2 $387,000
Matt Purke Washington Nationals 3 $2,750,000
Jack Armstrong Houston Astros 3 $750,000
Ricky Oropesa San Francisco Giants 3 $550,000
Ryan O'Sullivan Los Angeles Dodgers 4 $100,000
Austin Wright Philadelphia Phillies 8 $125,000

 
 
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