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All-Americans sign for $63 million

Patrick Ebert

Published: Friday, July 17, 2015

2015 MLB Draft Pick/Signings List

The deadline for signing players from the 2015 MLB Draft has come and gone, as players that were selected June 8-10 in the First Year Player Draft had until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday to sign with their respective clubs. Of the 60 former PG All-Americans that were selected, 40 elected to begin their professional careers.

The collective total of the bonuses these former PG All-Americans signed for is quite staggering, as that total came to $63,300,380, and that doesn't include the bonuses for Luke Wakamatsu, Devin Davis and Taylore Cherry, whose bonuses were not available.

Of the 60 players taken, that's an average of over $1.05 million per player. Of the 40 players that signed, that's an average of over $1.58 million per player.

Alex Bregman, who participated in the 2011 Perfect Game All-American Classic, received the highest such bonus of $5.9 million as the second overall pick of the Houston Astros. Brendan Rodgers, the next pick, signed for $5.5 million with the Colorado Rockies. The Astros also signed Kyle Tucker, and fifth overall pick, and Daz Cameron, the 37
th overall pick, for $4 million each.

Houston also signed 11th-round pick Patrick Sandoval for $900,000, which collectively amounted to $14.8 million that the Astros used to sign four Perfect Game All-Americans.

The Astros draft and signing efforts this year are similar to the 2012 MLB Draft when they selected and signed Carlos Correa, the first overall pick, Lance McCullers, the 41st overall pick, and their fourth-round selection, Rio Ruiz, for $9.15 million collectively. Correa and McCullers are already performing at a high level for the Astros during their rookie seasons, who entered the All-Star break trailing the Los Angeles Angels by a half-game in the American League West standings.

Since the game's inception in 2003, 165 PG All-Americans have been selected in the first round of the draft. Correa and McCullers are two of 109 All-Americans that have already played in the big leagues, which includes the
11 that were named to the recently completed 2015 Major League All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

Here are the Perfect Game All-Americans selected in the 2015 MLB Draft and the bonuses they signed for. For the players that didn't sign their college commitment (or the school they attend in 2014 that they intend to return to for the 2016 season) is listed in parenthesis.

Rd. Pick Player Team Bonus
1 2 Alex Bregman Houston Astros $5,900,000
1 3 Brendan Rodgers Colorado Rockies $5,500,000
1 5 Kyle Tucker Houston Astros $4,000,000
1 8 Carson Fulmer Chicago White Sox $3,470,600
1 10 Cornelius Randolph Philadelphia Phillies $3,231,300
1 12 Josh Naylor Miami Marlins $2,250,000
1 14 Kolby Allard Atlanta Braves $3,042,400
1 15 Trenton Clark Milwaukee Brewers $2,700,000
1 17 Brady Aiken Cleveland Indians $2,513,280
1 21 Ashe Russell Kansas City Royals $2,190,200
1 22 Beau Burrows Detroit Tigers $2,154,200
1 27 Mike Nikorak Colorado Rockies $2,300,000
1 32 Ke'Bryan Hayes Pittsburgh Pirates $1,855,000
1 36 Ryan Mountcastle Baltimore Orioles $1,300,000
1S 37 Dazmon Cameron Houston Astros $4,000,000
1S 41 Austin Riley Atlanta Braves $1,600,000
1S 42 Triston McKenzie Cleveland Indians $2,302,500
2 51 Austin Smith San Diego Padres $1,200,000
2 52 Chris Betts Tampa Bay Rays $1,485,000
2 59 Juan Hillman Cleveland Indians $825,000
2 61 Andrew Suarez San Francisco Giants $1,010,100
2 67 Mitchell Hansen Los Angeles Dodgers $997,500
2 70 Jahmai Jones Los Angeles Angels $1,100,000
3 92 Drew Finley New York Yankees $950,000
3 101 Philip Pfeifer Los Angeles Dodgers $222,500
3 103 Rhett Wiseman Washington Nationals $554,100
4 116 Cody Poteet Miami Marlins $488,700
4 126 Mac Marshall San Francisco Giants $750,000
5 136 Ryan Burr Arizona Diamondbacks $403,000
5 149 Thomas Szapucki New York Mets $375,000
6 172 Corey Zangari Chicago White Sox $510,000
6 194 Matthew Crownover Washington Nationals $160,000
7 220 Nicholas Shumpert Detroit Tigers Did not sign (San Jacinto CC)
8 234 Greg Pickett Philadelphia Phillies $350,000
10 294 Josh Tobias Philadelphia Phillies $10,000
10 311 Kep Brown St. Louis Cardinals Did not sign (Miami)
11 319 Patrick Sandoval Houston Astros $900,000
11 336 C.J. Hinojosa San Francisco Giants $200,000
17 522 Jason Goldstein Los Angeles Dodgers Did not sign (Illinois)
20 603 Isiah Gilliam New York Yankees $550,000
20 604 Luke Wakamatsu Cleveland Indians Signed
21 641 Cadyn Grenier St. Louis Cardinals Did not sign (Oregon State)
25 748 Devin Davis Tampa Bay Rays Signed
25 751 Justin Hooper Milwaukee Brewers Did not sign (UCLA)
25 761 Kyle Molnar St. Louis Cardinals Did not sign (UCLA)
26 781 John India Milwaukee Brewers Did not sign (Florida)
28 851 Mitchell Traver St. Louis Cardinals Did not sign (TCU)
29 865 Elih Marrero Cincinnati Reds Did not sign (Mississippi State)
29 871 Donny Everett Milwaukee Brewers Did not sign (Vanderbilt)
30 910 Cole McKay Detroit Tigers Did not sign (LSU)
32 951 Clate Schmidt Boston Red Sox Did not sign (Clemson)
32 952 Taylore Cherry Chicago White Sox Signed
33 977 Wyatt Cross Colorado Rockies Did not sign (North Carolina)
34 1031 Parker Kelly St. Louis Cardinals Did not sign (Oregon)
35 1039 Kody Clemens Houston Astros Did not sign (Texas)
36 1068 D.J. Peters Texas Rangers Did not sign (Western Nevada CC)
36 1073 Alonzo Jones Chicago Cubs Did not sign (Vanderbilt)
37 1099 Luken Baker Houston Astros Did not sign (TCU)
39 1161 Daniel Reyes Boston Red Sox Did not sign (Florida)
39 1174 Tristin English Cleveland Indians Did not sign (Georgia Tech)


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