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Saturday, July 07, 2018

All-Americans sign for $70M

Patrick Ebert        
Photo: Ryan Weathers (Perfect Game)

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The deadline for signing players from the 2018 MLB Draft has come and gone, as players that were selected June 4-6 in the First Year Player Draft had until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday to sign with their respective clubs. Of the 62 former PG All-Americans that were selected, 46 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 $70,994,398, and that doesn't include the bonus for 30th-round pick Cobi Johnson (Blue Jays), whose bonus information was not available. This includes the draft's fifth overall pick, Jonathan India, who signed with the Reds for $5,297,500. Ryan Weathers signed for the second-highest amount of the PG All-Americans, $5,226,500, and the most of any player that participated in the 2017 Classic.

Of the 62 players taken, that's an average of over $1.15 million per player. Of the 46 players that signed, that's an average of over $1.54 million per player.

Two notable PG All-Americans from the 2017 Classic were selected in the first round but did come to terms by the deadline. Carter Stewart, the eight overall pick by the Atlanta Braves, and JT Ginn, the 30th overall pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers, are both committed to play for Mississippi State, a team that participated in the 2018 College World Series.

Thirty-seven of the top 39 overall, and 42 of 46, players selected that had previously played in the Classic ended up signing. After Stewart and Ginn, the next highest selected player that did not sign was 14th-round pick Elijah Cabell (Brewers).

Since the game's inception in 2003, 206 PG All-Americans have been selected in the first round of the draft and 157 have played in the big leagues.

Here are the Perfect Game All-Americans selected in the 2018 MLB Draft and the bonuses they signed for. For the players that didn't sign their college commitment (or the school they attended in 2017 that they intend to return to for the 2018 season) is listed in parenthesis.


Rd. Pick Name Team Bonus (college)
1 5 Jonathan India Cincinnati Reds $5,297,500
1 6 Jarred Kelenic New York Mets $4,500,000
1 7 Ryan Weathers San Diego Padres $5,226,500
1 8 Carter Stewart Atlanta Braves Did not sign (Mississippi State)
1 12 Jordan Groshans Toronto Blue Jays $3,400,000
1 13 Connor Scott Miami Marlins $4,038,200
1 16 Matthew Liberatore Tampa Bay Rays $3,497,500
1 19 Nolan Gorman St. Louis Cardinals $3,231,700
1 21 Brice Turang Milwaukee Brewers $3,411,100
1 23 Anthony Seigler New York Yankees $2,815,900
1 26 Triston Casas Boston Red Sox $2,552,800
1 27 Mason Denaburg Washington Nationals $3,000,000
1 29 Noah Naylor Cleveland Indians $2,578,138
1 30 JT Ginn Los Angeles Dodgers Did not sign (Mississippi State)
1 32 Nicholas Schnell Tampa Bay Rays $2,297,500
1 35 Ethan Hankins Cleveland Indians $2,246,022
1 37 Cadyn Grenier Baltimore Orioles $1,800,000
1 38 Xavier Edwards San Diego Padres $2,600,000
1 41 Lineras Torres, Jr. Cleveland Indians $1,350,000
2 44 Parker Meadows Detroit Tigers $2,500,000
2 53 Osiris Johnson Miami Marlins $1,350,000
2 57 Jeremiah Jackson Los Angeles Angels $1,194,000
2 60 Joe Gray, Jr. Milwaukee Brewers $1,113,500
2 63 Alek Thomas Arizona Diamondbacks $1,200,000
2 64 Nick Decker Boston Red Sox $1,250,000
2 69 Will Banfield Miami Marlins $1,800,000
2 75 Luken Baker St. Louis Cardinals $800,000
3 79 Kody Clemens Detroit Tigers $600,000
3 83 Carlos Cortes New York Mets $1,000,038
3 85 Hogan Harris Oakland Athletics $660,000
4 117 Nick Fortes Miami Marlins $425,000
6 167 Kendall Logan Simmons Philadelphia Phillies $750,000
7 198 Cabera Weaver Chicago White Sox $226,200
8 250 Elih Marrero Boston Red Sox $157,700
9 260 Bryce Montes de Oca New York Mets $152,100
11 323 Joe DeMers Oakland Athletics $125,000
11 339 Blaze Alexander Arizona Diamondbacks $500,000
11 340 Nicholas Northcut Boston Red Sox $565,000
14 416 John Aiello Toronto Blue Jays $125,000
14 425 Elijah Cabell Milwaukee Brewers Did not sign (Florida State)
15 459 Zack Shannon Arizona Diamondbacks $5,000
17 495 Avery Tuck Detroit Tigers $125,000
20 603 Parker Kelly St. Louis Cardinals $75,000
24 715 Herbert Iser Baltimore Orioles Did not sign (Dallas Baptist)
28 825 Daniel Reyes Detroit Tigers $80,000
28 829 Brandt Stallings Cincinnati Reds $75,000
29 875 Nander De Sedas Milwaukee Brewers Did not sign (Florida State)
29 879 Luke Bartnicki Arizona Diamondbacks Did not sign (Georgia Tech)
30 896 Cobi Johnson Toronto Blue Jays SIGNED
30 904 Seth Halvorsen Minnesota Twins Did not sign (Missouri)
32 969 Austin Bergner Arizona Diamondbacks Did not sign (North Carolina)
33 978 Bryce Bush Chicago White Sox $290,000
34 1012 Zack Hess Atlanta Braves Did not sign (Louisiana State)
34 1023 Benito Santiago St. Louis Cardinals $3,000
35 1057 Austin Wells New York Yankees Did not sign (Arizona)
37 1109 Austin Becker Texas Rangers Did not sign (Vanderbilt)
37 1121 Cole Wilcox Washington Nationals Did not sign (Georgia)
37 1124 Jon Littell Los Angeles Dodgers $5,000
38 1135 Slade Cecconi Baltimore Orioles Did not sign (Miami)
38 1146 Kumar Rocker Colorado Rockies Did not sign (Vanderbilt)
39 1162 Jack Perkins Atlanta Braves Did not sign (Louisville)
39 1170 Christopher Willis Tampa Bay Rays Did not sign (Louisiana State)



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