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All-Americans sign for $68M

Patrick Ebert

Published: Friday, July 15, 2016




2016 MLB Draft Pick/Signings Database
Phillies snag Moniak at No. 1

The deadline for signing players from the 2016 MLB Draft has come and gone, as players that were selected June 9-11 in the First Year Player Draft had until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday to sign with their respective clubs. Of the 57 former PG All-Americans that were selected, 38 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 $68,847,300, and that doesn't include the bonus for 20th-round pick Clate Schmidt (Tigers), whose bonus information was not available. This includes the draft's No. 1 overall pick, Mickey Moniak, who signed with the Phillies for $6.1 million.

Of the 57 players taken, that's an average of over $1.2 million per player. Of the 38 players that signed, that's an average of over $1.8 million per player.

It went down to the last minute, or at least close to, but Braxton Garrett was the last of the former PG All-Americans to come to terms. He did so on Friday morning with the Marlins for the second largest bonus for a PG All-American ($4,145,900) and the fourth largest overall from the 2016 MLB Draft.

Jason Groome, who started the 2015 Classic for the East squad, came to terms on Thursday with the Boston Red Sox.

Fellow lefthanded pitcher Nick Lodolo, who pitched the eighth inning for the West in last year’s Classic, was the highest pick not to sign (41st overall, Pirates) and as a result he will honor his commitment to play for Texas Christian, one of the early favorites to open the 2016 season as Perfect Game’s No. 1 team. In fact, Lodolo was just one of two players (Tyler Buffett, 7th round, Astros) not to sign among those selected in the top 10 rounds.

Lodolo will be joined by Dion Henderson – who was selected by the Reds in the 27th round of the draft but opted not to sign – as part of the Horned Frogs prized 2016-17 recruiting class that includes undrafted 2015 PG All-American righthander Charles King. These three talented young arms will join 2011 PG All-American Mitchell Traver, the Reds 17th-round pick, on an already immensely talented TCU pitching staff. Traver opts to return to school for his senior year of eligibility after red-shirting as a true freshman.

All of the picks other than Schmidt that agreed to terms were taken in the top 10 rounds.

Since the game's inception in 2003, 180 PG All-Americans have been selected in the first round of the draft. One hundred and twenty five former PG All-Americans have played in the big leagues, which includes the 11 that were named to the recently completed 2016 Major League All-Star Game in San Diego, including the game MVP Eric Hosmer. Lucas Giolito (Nationals) and Brooks Pounders (Royals) are the two most recent to make their MLB debuts. That number will expand to 126 once Carson Fulmer, the eighth overall pick from the 2015 MLB Draft who was called up by the Chicago White Sox on Friday, makes his debut.

Here are the Perfect Game All-Americans selected in the 2016 MLB Draft and the bonuses they signed for. For the players that didn't sign their college commitment (or the school they attended in 2016 that they intend to return to for the 2017 season) is listed in parenthesis.


Rd. Pick Player Team Year* Bonus (commitment/college)
1 1 Mickey Moniak Philadelphia Phillies 2015 $6,100,000
1 3 Ian Anderson Atlanta Braves 2015 $4,000,000
1 6 A.J. Puk Oakland Athletics 2012 $4,069,200
1 7 Braxton Garrett Miami Marlins 2015 $4,145,900
1 9 Matt Manning Detroit Tigers 2015 $3,505,800
1 10 Zack Collins Chicago White Sox 2012 $3,380,600
1 12 Jason Groome Boston Red Sox 2015 $3,650,000
1 13 Joshua Lowe Tampa Bay Rays 2015 $2,597,500
1 15 Alex Kirilloff Minnesota Twins 2015 $2,817,100
1 18 Blake Rutherford New York Yankees 2015 $3,282,000
1 20 Gavin Lux Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 $2,314,500
1 30 Cole Ragans Texas Rangers 2015 $2,003,400
1S 36 Jordan Sheffield Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 $1,847,500
1S 38 Robert Tyler Colorado Rockies 2012 $1,701,600
1S 41 Nick Lodolo Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Did not sign (TCU)
2 42 Kevin Gowdy Philadelphia Phillies 2015 $3,500,000
2 43 Chris Okey Cincinnati Reds 2012 $2,000,000
2 50 Joe Rizzo Seattle Mariners 2015 $1,750,000
2 53 Ryan Boldt Tampa Bay Rays 2012 $997,500
2 55 Nolan Jones Cleveland Indians 2015 $2,250,000
2 56 Ben Rortvedt Minnesota Twins 2015 $900,000
2 58 Sheldon Neuse Washington Nationals 2012 $900,000
2S 71 Reggie Lawson San Diego Padres 2015 $1,900,000
2S 75 Mario Feliciano Milwaukee Brewers 2015 $800,000
3 78 Cole Stobbe Philadelphia Phillies 2015 $1,100,000
3 85 Mason Thompson San Diego Padres 2015 $1,750,000
3 96 Nonie Williams Los Angeles Angels 2015 $950,000
3 103 Khalil Lee Kansas City Royals 2015 $750,000
4 124 Nick Banks Washington Nationals 2012 $500,000
4 131 D.J. Peters Los Angeles Dodgers 2013 $247,500
4 136 Jeremy Martinez St. Louis Cardinals 2012 $600,000
5 151 Alexis Torres Baltimore Orioles 2015 $364,700
5 161 Devin Smeltzer Los Angeles Dodgers 2013 $497,500
5 162 Cavan Biggio Toronto Blue Jays 2012 $300,000
5 166 Walker Robbins St. Louis Cardinals 2015 $450,000
6 176 Luis Curbelo Chicago White Sox 2015 $700,000
8 231 Francisco Thomas Milwaukee Brewers 2015 $200,000
9 267 Jason Goldstein Seattle Mariners 2011 $25,000
11 328 Nicholas Quintana Boston Red Sox 2015 Did not sign (Arizona)
17 498 Mitchell Traver Cincinnati Reds 2011 Did not sign (TCU)
20 595 Clate Schmidt Detroit Tigers 2011 Signed
20 602 Ben Baird Cleveland Indians 2015 Did not sign (Washington)
20 610 Carlos Cortes New York Yankees 2015 Did not sign (South Carolina)
26 783 Greg Deichmann Minnesota Twins 2013 Did not sign (LSU)
26 787 Avery Tuck Houston Astros 2015 Did not sign (San Diego State)
27 798 Dion Henderson Cincinnati Reds 2015 Did not sign (TCU)
28 829 Nick Shumpert Atlanta Braves 2014 Did not sign (San Jacinto)
28 846 David Hamilton Los Angeles Angels 2015 Did not sign (Texas)
30 898 Tyler Fitzgerald Boston Red Sox 2015 Did not sign (Louisville)
32 958 Jeff Belge Boston Red Sox 2015 Did not sign (St. John's)
33 992 Blake Sabol Cleveland Indians 2015 Did not sign (Southern California)
35 1058 Zachary Hess New York Yankees 2015 Did not sign (LSU)
36 1075 Drew Mendoza Detroit Tigers 2015 Did not sign (Florida State)
36 1076 Reese Cooley Chicago White Sox 2013 Did not sign (Miami*)
37 1110 Ryan Zeferjahn Tampa Bay Rays 2015 Did not sign (Kansas)
38 1138 Austin Bergner Boston Red Sox 2015 Did not sign (North Carolina)
40 1203 T.J. Collett Minnesota Twins 2015 Did not sign (Kentucky)

*Transfer, played at Chipola College (Fla.) in 2015


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