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All American Game | Story | 7/13/2019

All-Americans sign for $68M

Patrick Ebert        
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The deadline for signing players from the 2019 MLB Draft has come and gone, as players that were selected June 3-5 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, 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 $68,997,400. This includes the draft's second overall pick, Bobby Witt Jr, who signed with the Royals for $7,787,400. Three other players – Riley Greene, CJ Abrams and Nick Lodolo – signed bonuses in excess of $5 million.

Of the 57 players taken, that's an average of over $1.21 million per player. Of the 42 players that signed, that's an average of over $1.64 million per player. Twenty of the players that signed inked seven-figure deals and 17 of those 20 played in the 2018 Classic last summer.

The top 38 PG All-Americans that were drafted ended up signing, including all players taken among the top 18 rounds. The first unsigned All-Americans were a pair of 20th round picks, Myles Austin and Jack Leiter, who were taken by the Brewers and Yankees respectively and have committed to play with SEC schools at Alabama and Vanderbilt.

Since the game's inception in 2003, 215 PG All-Americans have been selected in the first round of the draft and 182 have played in the big leagues.

Here are the Perfect Game All-Americans selected in the 2019 MLB Draft and the bonuses they signed for. For the players that didn't sign their college commitment (or the school they attended in 2018 that they intend to return to for the 2019 season) is listed in parenthesis.


Rd. Pick Player Team Bonus (college)
1 2 Bobby Witt Jr Kansas City Royals $7,787,400
1 5 Riley Greene Detroit Tigers $6,180,700
1 6 CJ Abrams San Diego Padres $5,200,000
1 7 Nick Lodolo Cincinnati Reds $5,432,400
1 16 Corbin Carroll Arizona Diamondbacks $3,745,500
1 18 Quinn Priester Pittsburgh Pirates $3,400,000
1 24 Daniel Espino Cleveland Indians $2,500,000
1 30 Anthony Volpe New York Yankees $2,740,300
1 33 Brennan Malone Arizona Diamondbacks $2,202,200
1S 36 JJ Goss Tampa Bay Rays $2,042,900
2 42 Gunnar Henderson Baltimore Orioles $2,300,000
2 44 Brady McConnell Kansas City Royals $2,222,500
2 45 Matthew Thompson Chicago White Sox $2,100,000
2 46 Nasim Nunez Miami Marlins $2,200,000
2 47 Nick Quintana Detroit Tigers $1,580,200
2 49 Rece Hinds Cincinnati Reds $1,797,500
2 52 Kendall Williams Toronto Blue Jays $1,547,500
2 66 Tyler Baum Oakland Athletics $900,000
2 69 Matthew Lugo Boston Red Sox $1,100,000
2S 75 Dominic Fletcher Arizona Diamondbacks $700,000
2S 77 Karl Kauffmann Colorado Rockies $805,600
3 85 Tyler Callihan Cincinnati Reds $1,497,500
3 89 Matthew Allan New York Mets $2,500,000
3 93 Tristin English Arizona Diamondbacks $500,000
3 94 Drew Mendoza Washington Nationals $800,000
3 96 Tony Locey St. Louis Cardinals $604,800
3 107 Ryan Zeferjahn Boston Red Sox $500,000
4 116 Tyler Fitzgerald San Francisco Giants $495,000
4 121 Erik Rivera Los Angeles Angels $597,500
5 146 Garrett Frechette San Francisco Giants $797,500
6 173 Drake Fellows San Diego Padres $260,000
7 202 Zack Hess Detroit Tigers $227,700
7 214 Blake Sabol Pittsburgh Pirates $247,500
9 262 Austin Bergner Detroit Tigers $157,200
9 267 Philip Clarke Toronto Blue Jays $500,000
14 409 Justin Hooper Kansas City Royals $125,000
18 547 Mahki Backstrom Atlanta Braves 397,500
18 551 Jeff Belge Los Angeles Dodgers $125,000
20 613 Myles Austin Milwaukee Brewers Did not sign (Alabama)
20 615 Jack Leiter New York Yankees Did not sign (Vanderbilt)
23 683 Maurice Hampton San Diego Padres Did not sign (LSU*)
23 690 Herbert Iser Philadelphia Phillies $50,000
24 718 Hunter Barco New York Mets Did not sign (Florida)
25 748 Joseph Charles New York Mets Did not sign (North Carolina)
26 771 Brandon McIlwain Miami Marlins Did not sign (California*)
26 781 Kyle Molnar Los Angeles Angels $122,500
28 849 Keven Pimentel Colorado Rockies $3,000
31 932 Jerrion Ealy Los Angeles Angels Did not sign (Ole Miss)
34 1025 Ben Baird St. Louis Cardinals $5,000
35 1040 Logan Britt Chicago White Sox Did not sign (Texas A&M)
37 1111 Levi Usher Los Angeles Angels Did not sign (Louisville)
37 1119 Hayden Dunhurst Colorado Rockies Did not sign (Ole Miss)
38 1149 Darius Perry Colorado Rockies Did not sign (UCLA)
39 1162 Cade Doughty Detroit Tigers Did not sign (LSU)
39 1187 Sanson Faltine III Boston Red Sox Did not sign (Texas)
40 1202 Derek Diamond Arizona Diamondbacks Did not sign (Ole Miss)
40 1203 Jaden Brown Washington Nationals Did not sign (Kentucky)

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