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All-Americans sign for $69M

Patrick Ebert

Published: Saturday, July 08, 2017




2017 MLB Draft Pick/Signings Database
Lewis, Greene, Gore go 1-2-3

The deadline for signing players from the 2017 MLB Draft has come and gone, as players that were selected June 12-14 in the First Year Player Draft had until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday to sign with their respective clubs. Of the 55 former PG All-Americans that were selected, 42 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 $69,560,370, and that doesn't include the bonus for 20th-round pick Mitchell Traver (Angels), whose bonus information was not available. This includes the draft's No. 1 overall pick, Royce Lewis, who signed with the Twins for $6,725,000.

Of the 55 players taken, that's an average of over $1.26 million per player. Of the 42 players that signed, that's an average of over $1.65 million per player.

It went down to the final day for three PG All-Americans – Hunter Greene, David Peterson and Jeremiah Estrada – who all ended up signing with the teams that drafted them. Greene's $7.23 million bonus was the largest of any player selected in the 2017 MLB Draft, and the fourth-highest bonus ever. Greene was named the Jackie Robinson Player of the Year in last year's Classic and also won the event's Home Run Challenge prior to the game, of which he started on the mound for the West squad.

All of the players – 38 in total – that were selected in the top 12 rounds ended up signing. The first player drafted not to sign was Garrett Mitchell, a UCLA recruit taken by the A's in the 14th round.

Since the game's inception in 2003, 188 PG All-Americans have been selected in the first round of the draft. One hundred and forty one former PG All-Americans have played in the big leagues, which includes the seven that were named to the upcoming 2017 Major League All-Star Game in Miami, including starters Carlos Correa, Buster Posey and Bryce Harper.

Here are the Perfect Game All-Americans selected in the 2017 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 2018 season) is listed in parenthesis.


Rd. Pick Player Team Year Bonus (commitment/college)
1 1 Royce Lewis Minnesota Twins 2016 $6,725,000
1 2 Hunter Greene Cincinnati Reds 2016 $7,230,000
1 3 MacKenzie Gore San Diego Padres 2016 $6,700,000
1 10 Jordon Adell Los Angeles Angels 2016 $4,376,800
1 12 Shane Baz Pittsburgh Pirates 2016 $4,100,000
1 13 Trevor Rogers Miami Marlins 2016 $3,400,000
1 20 David Peterson New York Mets 2013 $2,994,500
1 21 D.L. Hall Baltimore Orioles 2016 $3,000,000
2 39 Luis Campusano San Diego Padres 2016 $1,300,000
2 41 Drew Waters Atlanta Braves 2016 $1,500,000
2 43 Greg Deichmann Oakland Athletics 2013 $1,700,000
2 48 Ryan Vilade Colorado Rockies 2016 $1,425,400
2 50 Calvin Mitchell Pittsburgh Pirates 2016 $1,357,300
2 52 M.J. Melendez Kansas City Royals 2016 $2,097,500
2 58 Jacob Gonzalez San Francisco Giants 2016 $950,000
2 59 Mark Vientos New York Mets 2016 $1,500,000
2 60 Adam Hall Baltimore Orioles 2016 $1,300,000
2 63 Cole Brannen Boston Red Sox 2016 $1,300,000
2 64 Quentin Holmes Cleveland Indians 2016 $988,970
2 66 Hans Crouse Texas Rangers 2016 $1,450,000
2 71 Tyler Freeman Cleveland Indians 2016 $816,500
2 72 Conner Uselton Pittsburgh Pirates 2016 $900,000
3 76 Blayne Enlow Minnesota Twins 2016 $2,000,000
3 77 Jacob Heatherly Cincinnati Reds 2016 $1,047,500
3 81 Nick Allen Oakland Athletics 2016 $2,000,000
3 85 Jacob Pearson Los Angeles Angels 2016 $1,000,000
3 94 Scott Hurst St. Louis Cardinals 2013 $450,000
3 96 Seth Corry San Francisco Giants 2016 $1,000,000
3 102 Johnathan Rodriguez Cleveland Indians 2016 $450,000
4 107 Cash Case Cincinnati Reds 2016 $997,500
5 161 Alex Scherff Boston Red Sox 2016 $700,000
6 166 Ricardo De La Torre Minnesota Twins 2016 $550,000
6 195 Jeremiah Estrada Chicago Cubs 2016 $1,000,000
8 249 Kacy Clemens Toronto Blue Jays 2012 $50,000
8 253 Jared Brasher Washington Nationals 2012 $10,000
9 266 Sean Bouchard Colorado Rockies 2013 $143,400
12 349 Carl Chester Tampa Bay Rays 2013 $125,000
12 354 Je'Von Ward Milwaukee Brewers 2016 $475,000
14 411 Garrett Mitchell Oakland Athletics 2016 Did not sign (UCLA)
15 454 Terry Fuller St. Louis Cardinals 2016 $200,000
15 463 Bryce Montes de Oca Washington Nationals 2013 Did not sign (Missouri)
16 488 Logan Allen Baltimore Orioles 2016 Did not sign (FIU)
20 590 Justin Smith Atlanta Braves 2014 $125,000
20 595 Mitchell Traver Los Angeles Angels 2011 SIGNED
22 647 Justin Bellinger Cincinnati Reds 2013 $125,000
29 865 Cobi Johnson Los Angeles Angels 2013 Did not sign (Florida State)
31 935 Nick Storz Detroit Tigers 2016 Did not sign (LSU)
32 975 Hunter Ruth Chicago Cubs 2016 Did not sign (Florida)
33 977 Brady McConnell Cincinnati Reds 2016 Did not sign (Florida)
33 984 Kyle Jacobsen Milwaukee Brewers 2016 Did not sign (South Carolina)
34 1013 Kyle Hurt Philadelphia Phillies 2016 Did not sign (USC)
34 1032 Cole Turney Cleveland Indians 2016 Did not sign (Arkansas)
35 1065 Ben Ramirez Chicago Cubs 2016 Did not sign (USC)
37 1112 Tanner Burns New York Yankees 2016 Did not sign (Auburn)
40 1214 Jordan Anderson Texas Rangers 2016 Did not sign (Mississippi State)

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