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The June 6-8 amateur draft fallout is already beginning. So far we've heard that about five draft picks have signed with a handful of undrafted free agents also coming to terms - although all moves have yet to be confirmed by the organization. The Vancouver Canadians' season begins on Friday (June 17) so we should be seeing a bunch of player signings (likely lower picks) become official in the coming week.†

Let's keep track of the transactions in this thread:



So far the signings allegedly include:

1s Joe Musgrove RHP Grossmont HS, El Cajon, Calif. ($500,000)

18 Jon Berti 2B Bowling Green State (OH)

26 Justin Atkinson SS North Surrey (B.C.) SS ($100,000)

28 Jorge Vega-Rosado SS Miami-Dade CC ($200,000)

38 Nico Taylor OF Northwood (Texas) (Unknown Bonus)

Undrafted free agents:
Chris Peters, U Cincinnati, Infielder
Chris Schaeffer, NC State U, Catcher
Ian Kadish, Marshall U, RHP†
Tucker Jensen, Embory-Riddle, RHP
Brandon Kaye,†U British Columbia, RHP

On player has apparently turned down a $1 million contract offer:

20 619 Joel Seddon RHP St. Clair (Mich.) HS

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greenfrog - Saturday, June 11 2011 @ 08:08 PM EDT (#236542) #
Good idea for a thread. It will be interesting to keep track of how many picks the Jays sign this year.

Is there any advantage to having HS players like Beede (or college players) sign quickly so that they can start receiving coaching and competing this summer? Or will Beede and others continue to play and/or work out while the negotiations take place?
iains - Saturday, June 11 2011 @ 08:57 PM EDT (#236548) #
What's the story on Joel Seddon?  If that money offer is correct that's late first round money
Forkball - Saturday, June 11 2011 @ 09:12 PM EDT (#236551) #
Based on being drafted that late, being offered that much money and turning it down, it seems that it's a talented player who's committed to going to college, but the Jays took a flier on him to see if they could change his mind.

greenfrog - Saturday, June 11 2011 @ 09:26 PM EDT (#236553) #
BA said Seddon is the best HS pitcher in Michigan, but that scouts think he would be better off attending college (in his case, the University of South Carolina).
hypobole - Saturday, June 11 2011 @ 10:44 PM EDT (#236555) #
A couple of questions.
First - Even if the Jays and Beede reach an early agreement on an overslot signing bonus, doesn't MLB hold back approval until August? And wouldn't Beede be unable to join the Jays system until the approval is given?
Second - What benefit is there for Seddon to go to college? From what I've heard, pro teams take better care (and in some cases much better care) of pitchers arms than college coaches. So unless Seddon can improve to the point of being a Day 1 pick when he becomes draft eligible, wouldn't he be better off accepting the $1 million?
TamRa - Saturday, June 11 2011 @ 11:00 PM EDT (#236556) #
traditionally, any "hard sign" or considerably over-slot signing is kept confidential and yes, that means they don't play for any of the organization teams this year.

However, and I have no evidence on this, I wonder if - given the widespread assumption that the hard slotting is coming next time - if teams won't say "screw it" and go ahead and announce the over-slot deals. What do they stand to lose?

That said - I take it as a given the "hard sign" list probably won't play this year just because I do not want to be over-exuberant.

I think the "why does he need to go to college?" question is a good one. Other than the education, what is it that makes the college option preferable?

the only real reason I can see is this: If a guy is pretty good (as in the best pitcher in his state) but he's still drafted say in the 15th round or whatever, the thinking might be if he goes to college and dominates, he could end up being drafted in the first three rounds and make WAY more money.

Other than that, I have no guess.


whiterasta80 - Saturday, June 11 2011 @ 11:08 PM EDT (#236558) #

To be honest, I gotta question the validity of that report (on the $1 mil offer). An offer like that would just encourage every subsequent tough sign to push the limit.  You make an offer like that late, after most signings are completed, not this early. 

Besides, there's not alot of reason for Seddon to turn it down.  That's borderline first round money now.  After a slot system who knows.  He's from Michigan so he likely wouldn't have any issues with going into a Canadian team's system, and he could get his degree later if he wanted to, while not taxing his arm. 

Richard S.S. - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 12:41 AM EDT (#236561) #
This is a great idea, very much needed and long awaited.   One possible problem could be finding this Post.   We've had 9 Posts since the last Draft Post, possibly only 14-15 Posts per page before this might disappear from page 1.   Can this Post be shifted forward before that happens?
bpoz - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 10:59 AM EDT (#236566) #
In 2010 D McGuire $2mil & 5th rd D Thon $1.5mil were the most expensive, I believe.

IMO all drafted players should get some kind of advice on what to do. We cannot know what each player is doing regarding this. Hopefully the player chooses correctly unlike Paxton & Eliopoulos.

IMO we also cannot accurately KNOW what AA & his staff are doing and how they are doing it. That link to the NH Fishercats said AA was in town, and then said he drafted the best player available, regardless of cost. I hope I am speaking accurately. So D Thon @ $1.5mil 5th rd does not fit. My conclusion, Thon was a gamble that worked. The baseball bosses then punish the team with late contract approval.
Tall skinny pitchers like Eliopoulos, Hutchison & J Seddon are projected to increase velocity. Hutchisons price was met, so he signed & his velocity improved too. Eliopolous did not sign, IMO due to price, then at University he did not succeed. His gamble failed, I am guessing he turned down the $500,000 that Sanchez, Noah S & J Musgrove accepted. J Seddon also has to gamble. IMO he should sign because college could abuse his arm, a high 80s FB may not cut it against college seniors with metal bats and the abuse may prevent the velocity increase. With the Jays he gets pitch limits in Instruction ball. So light weights like Justin Nicolino & Mitchell Taylor are candidates to watch. Will they get taller & heavier and will this increase their velocity or as light weights were they already throwing 95mph FBs. Brad Mills seems to have done well, he got his degree & ?$ signing bonus and has performed as well or better than expected to date.

Hard Slotting could be deemed illegal. Remember baseball lost against the players union years ago on FA signings... that somehow it was collusion.
Marc Hulet - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 12:07 PM EDT (#236570) #
Nick Baligod is signing. Shane Davis is signing. Eric Brown is signing.
92-93 - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 12:12 PM EDT (#236571) #
I wouldn't exactly say Paxton chose incorrectly. He signed for 70k more than the Blue Jays offered him despite pitching very little from the time he was drafted by TOR to the time he was signed by SEA. Had Beeston not screwed him over and he was actually allowed to pitch his senior year at Kentucky, he almost assuredly would have been a first round talent and seen his offers significantly increase from TOR's cheap, Beeston-directed slot offer.
rubewaddell - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 01:33 PM EDT (#236580) #
As of June 8, Seddon said that while the Jays had spoken to him before the draft, there had been no talk of numbers, there was plenty of time 'til August 15, he didn't expect to the Jays to negotiate for a while, and most importantly, he was focusing on playing for the state championship (they won yesterday, play next on Tuesday).  By the tenth, Bob Elliot would have us believe the Jays had initiated talks, been rebuffed, things had escalated to the point where the 20th round pick had turned down twice the money the kid from the sandwich round accepted, while getting ready to pitch in a must win Saturday...Bob Elliot's got mad sources...
greenfrog - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 02:29 PM EDT (#236583) #
Some of the college players chosen in the first round this year (Hultzen, Springer, Gray, Anderson, Meyer) were originally drafted in the later rounds in HS. Cole was drafted in the first round (by the Yankees, in 2008). So going to college can be worthwhile for some players - get an education and improve your draft standing (and expected signing bonus). For others, it doesn't work out so well. I guess it depends what your priorities are. Hopefully Beede's is to get his baseball career started with a great organization that does a good job of developing pitchers (garnering a hefty signing bonus is a nice side benefit, too).

actionjackson - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 02:30 PM EDT (#236584) #
I have to agree Rube. Bob Elliott's sources are just about as mad as your namesake was. If this proves to be false, it won't be the first time he's been way off with an assertion based on something one of his sources told him. I doubt it will be the last time either. Call it a hunch.
Kelekin - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 02:46 PM EDT (#236585) #
19th rounder Luke Weaver interview.  His asking price was 750k.

http://plantthespear.com/entry.php?11-FSU-Signee-Luke-Weaver-talks-MLB-Draft-and-the-Seminoles
hypobole - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 06:11 PM EDT (#236609) #

KLaw seems to think the Jays and Beede will reach an agreement for around $3 million.

http://twitter.com/#!/keithlaw/status/79971484893843459

 

ComebyDeanChance - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 06:29 PM EDT (#236612) #
Had Beeston not screwed him over and he was actually allowed to pitch his senior year at Kentucky, he almost assuredly would have been a first round talent and seen his offers significantly increase from TOR's cheap, Beeston-directed slot offer.

Odd that the villains Paul Beeston and Rogers meddled in the bargaining for Paxton over a couple of hundred g's, then the next year spend the third most ever in the draft. What the villains Paul Beeston and Rogers did to so offend the JP Ricciardi Fan Club of course, was to fire JP Ricciardi. The rest is puffery and hot air.
MatO - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 08:30 PM EDT (#236626) #

Odd that the villains Paul Beeston and Rogers meddled in the bargaining for Paxton over a couple of hundred g's, then the next year spend the third most ever in the draft. What the villains Paul Beeston and Rogers did to so offend the JP Ricciardi Fan Club of course, was to fire JP Ricciardi. The rest is puffery and hot air.

Of course you've ignored the fact that Beeston himself stated that he was directing the negotiations with Paxton.  No surprise there.

Spifficus - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 09:09 PM EDT (#236628) #
Right, but the portrayal is a little one-sided. Beaston indicated a damaging detail of negotiations, sure... but that absolves Boras of handling negotiations and putting his eligibility at risk, or Paxton allowing Boras' role to expand to that point... Or the NCAA for trying to screw their players with eligibility rules that prevent them from getting reasonable representation for one of the biggest decisions of their life. All these parts had to be in play, not just Beeston's.
Richard S.S. - Sunday, June 12 2011 @ 09:47 PM EDT (#236632) #

Brandon Kaye is the half-brother of Scott Richmond.

92-93 - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 01:10 AM EDT (#236633) #
Every single player has an agent ("adviser") and the NCAA tries to screw every player with eligibility rules. 99% of the players who don't sign with their teams end up going to college anyway. The only reason Paxton didn't is because of Paul Beeston yapping to the media, something he very likely did intentionally after negotiations went sour with Boras.

To deny that Paul Beeston screwed James Paxton is ridiculous. To somehow tie that in to JP Ricciardi is ridiculous. I was merely responding to a comment about whether or not Paxton chose "incorrectly", and his rise in signing bonus despite not being allowed back in college suggests otherwise.
mendocino - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 01:51 AM EDT (#236634) #
BYU pitchers Matthew Neil and Taylor Cole signed deals with MLB teams over the weekend
Spifficus - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 08:22 AM EDT (#236636) #
oh, please, the "but everybody does it" argument is just as rediculous, and doesn't absolve people from accepting the risk. There have been enough cases throughout the years to show that there are in fact risks.

As for the Ricciardi Fan Club stuff, well, yeah, that would be quite the bit of revisionist history. If it ever existed, it didn't during the last half of his tenure.
Gerry - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 12:11 PM EDT (#236652) #

Fangraphs examines the Blue Jays draft today.  Here is the link.

The Blue Jays have taken more high school players in the draft over the last two years than any other team, and it's not particularly close.  The author guesses why:

First, although a higher percentage of your picks may never reach the big leagues, after the first couple of rounds, you likely increase your chances of developing above-average major-league players by going the high school route. As players get older, the gap between what they are and what they may become gradually grows smaller. But with 18-year-olds there is still enough of a gap that a lot of players who will grow into good prospects slip through the cracks. Just look at some of this yearís early college picks. Danny Hultzen went in the tenth round out of high school. The Braves took Anthony Rendon in the 27th round out of high school, and George Springer fell all the way to the 48th round.

92-93 - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 12:13 PM EDT (#236653) #
DaveB - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 12:51 PM EDT (#236657) #
To deny that Paul Beeston screwed James Paxton is ridiculous... I was merely responding to a comment about whether or not Paxton chose "incorrectly", and his rise in signing bonus despite not being allowed back in college suggests otherwise

On one side of the ledger Paxton is ahead 70k. On the other side of the ledger is the loss of a year of development, a year delay starting his arbitration and free agency clock, and one less year of MLB earnings. The minimum salary for the 2011 season is $414,000. Choosing not to sign with Toronto will cost Paxton (if he makes it to the Majors) somewhere between $400,000 and, oh, say $5 million, just to be conservative. It wasn't a case of Paxton "not being allowed back in college". He screwed himself out of a likely partial senior season by not cooperating with the NCAA (and taking his own university to court) before leaving voluntarily.
92-93 - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 01:06 PM EDT (#236659) #
Not sure what you're getting at Dave. Yes, it's quite obvious that if Paxton knew he would be deemed ineligible to play his senior year because of comments Beeston made to the media that he'd have taken TOR's offer. The other side of the ledger is ahead a MINIMUM of 70k - if he goes to college and makes himself into a top 10 pick, which was very likely, you are talking about an extra million from slot recommendations alone. There's no question that in the long run Paxton's decision cost him money because of how the circumstances played out - that doesn't mean he chose incorrectly at the time, and the fact that in the WORST case scenario he still came out 70k ahead (and yes, there was a lost opportunity cost) shows he knew what he was doing when he made the decision to spurn TOR's cheap slot offer.

And just to clarify for the AA-loving crowd that likes to pretend that not gobbling up everything Beeston/AA say means you loved JP - I'm not saying Beeston was cheap in the draft (although he was in 2009 and likely reinvested that cheapness and a slashed MLB payroll into the 2010 draft budget). I'm saying TOR's offer to Paxton was cheap and that Beeston tried playing hardball with Boras and lost. Those are facts that can not be denied, no matter how hard you try to ignore them to push your own agenda through.
Lylemcr - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 01:19 PM EDT (#236661) #

The part that I don't understand is why don't player sign with a clause that they can go to school while playing ball (especially for pitchers, who we shut down by Sept anyway). 

If they make enough money, they can pay for it later. (or get the Jays to automatically provide a golden parachute).

I had a cousin, who was a hockey player.  He had a scholorship and when he finished school, he went on to play for minor league clubs,etc.  7 years later, he decided that he had no future in hockey (at least as a hockey player).  He tried to use his commerce degree, but it was deemed "useless".

The only reasons why I could think of that a kid would want to go to school

1. They always wanted to play for that school (or getting into the school is very difficult.  Like a Harvard education)

2. The university experience(which is important to the development of their brain.

In the end, if you dreams are to be a professional ball player, I am not sure why you would not pick to play with the pro-team. 

 

92-93 - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 01:28 PM EDT (#236665) #
Every single draftee has in his contract the provisions to have his college education paid for by his MLB team. It's mandatory.
Moe - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 01:43 PM EDT (#236666) #
I'm curious to know how much teams pay for college.  I have seen numbers in the 50-75k range.  Good schools like Vanderbilt and USC are four times that much.  And there are schools you might not get in again like Stanford and Princeton.  Elite education is so valuable that I can see a player turning down 1m (but not much more). 

Judging from my students on a big sports athletic scholarship (Baseball, Football, Bball), most of them don't get much of an education (mostly because without sports, they wouldn't be there in the first place) and they should take 500k or more.  But I can see cases where it would make sense to turn down 1m: if you get into a top school and you could have a good career outside of baseball, go to school and see how you're doing.  If you get drafted highly in 3 years, reevaluate, if not, you lost out on 1m but you got a great education and will have a starting salary well above what you'd be making in the minors at the same time.

At the end of the day, it's a personal decision and I'm sure there are some kids who are badly advised but I'm hoping the majority is not and if they turn down 1m, it's a well-calculated risk they can afford given (a) their redraft chances and (b) their out of Baseball earnings potential.



Spifficus - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 01:55 PM EDT (#236670) #

I'm saying TOR's offer to Paxton was cheap and that Beeston tried playing hardball with Boras and lost. Those are facts that can not be denied, no matter how hard you try to ignore them to push your own agenda through.

Are you sure the forces are conspiring against you to further their agenda of AA-Love? Perhaps they just don't agree with you that everything that's happened since Beeston's come on board was to save a buck, because he's the cheapest antichrist ever. Can we all perhaps move past all the absolutism, straw men, and ad hominem attacks?

Mike Green - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 02:16 PM EDT (#236673) #
absolutism, straw men, and ad hominem attacks

They were a great band who opened for the Clash in Philly in '81, weren't they?  I remember signs at Veteran's Stadium saying "Stalin wasn't Stallings".

As for the gems after the first few rounds, they are about evenly divided between high-schoolers and collegians.  For instance, I picked the 8th round of 2000 at random.  Dontrelle Willis (high-school) and Brandon Webb (college) were the success stories.  Similarily in 1997, the 6th round gave only Tim Hudson out of college, while the 4th round of 2001 gave us Ricky Nolasco out of high school.  The 1995 6th round gave Joe Nathan out of college. You will notice that the random selection of late round successes produced all pitchers.  That is, I think, no accident.  It is much easier to project a position player (pace Albert Pujols and Orlando Hudson) then a pitcher. 


jgadfly - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 03:06 PM EDT (#236676) #

John Sickels has his Blue Jay Draft Review up.

http://www.minorleagueball.com/2011/6/13/2221520/2011-mlb-draft-toronto-blue-jays-review 

greenfrog - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 03:13 PM EDT (#236678) #
"straw men, and ad hominem attacks"

Second in viciousness only to ad men and straw hominem attacks.
DaveB - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 03:27 PM EDT (#236679) #
Not sure what you're getting at Dave...yes, there was a lost opportunity cost

That is all I'm getting at, that an attempt to calculate the impact of his decision has to account for the year lost regardless of eligibility.

if he goes to college and makes himself into a top 10 pick, which was very likely, you are talking about an extra million from slot recommendations alone.

It was possible, and still possible if he had cooperated with the NCAA and received less than a full season suspension, which is what the UK staff believed would happen (and in fact did happen this year with Ehlers). He precluded that possibility by not cooperating with the NCAA and leaving UK voluntarily.

Beeston tried playing hardball with Boras and lost


Both sides lost and both contributed.
mendocino - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 03:37 PM EDT (#236680) #
another NDFA RHP Jon Lucas Wagner College
TamRa - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 08:16 PM EDT (#236698) #
the short season rosters are begining to fill - all but a very few had been on the GCL roster before this week.

Sanchez is in Vancouver

Murphy, Nicolino and Jaye have been assigned to Bluefield.

As of now, Syndergaard and Taylor are still on the GCL roster.

Hawkins is in Bluefield and Sweeney is still on the GCL roster but there's no 3B assigned to Vancouver yet.

Opitz is listed for Bluefield, and Mims is GCL, along with Dalton Pompey.

Zach Outman isn't listed as on the DL (in Vancouver) but he tweets he's still rehabbing so he will be.

I think that some of those on the GCL roster may still be moved to one of the other teams.


TamRa - Monday, June 13 2011 @ 08:22 PM EDT (#236699) #
I guess this was kind of the wrong thread for that, lol. I forgot which thread i was on.


baagcur - Tuesday, June 14 2011 @ 10:37 AM EDT (#236722) #
Bit late but here are a couple of graphs showing the positional takes by team
mendocino - Tuesday, June 14 2011 @ 05:59 PM EDT (#236778) #
Temple's Ben White RHP signs NDFA
Richard S.S. - Wednesday, June 15 2011 @ 12:50 AM EDT (#236796) #
I don't know if the Jays will announce signings or we'll find out from Short-Season Team Rosters.   But I do believe they must sign their first 10 picks and everyone else of the best upside.
TamRa - Wednesday, June 15 2011 @ 01:36 AM EDT (#236798) #
FWIW: Kevin Goldstien tweeted there was a strong industry rumor that the Jays had a pre-draft deal with Beede.

Dunno how credible that is with a pick that low. Might have been something more like an "understanding" that his terms were in a range they'd be willing to meet.

mendocino - Wednesday, June 15 2011 @ 02:33 AM EDT (#236801) #
Jay's sign NDFA Randall Thompson RHP from Florida Tech
greenfrog - Wednesday, June 15 2011 @ 09:34 AM EDT (#236806) #
Kevin Goldstein has posted his AL East draft recap on the Baseball Prospectus website (subscribers only). He thinks that Beede was one of the biggest surprises in the first round, given his college commitment and high asking price. His bottom line for the Jays: "If they can somehow land all four over-slot picks in the first two rounds, this has the potential to be a monster class."
Krylian19 - Wednesday, June 15 2011 @ 02:39 PM EDT (#236844) #
Jon Berti is on Vancouver's roster. Looks like the 18th rounder is signed as well.
Gerry - Thursday, June 16 2011 @ 10:00 AM EDT (#236864) #

AA is very unhappy with the Beede rumours.

Anthopoulos angrily denied an online report claiming his Toronto Blue Jays made a pre-draft financial deal with right-hander Tyler Beede, their top pick in the June 6 amateur draft. A second report said Beede would sign with Toronto for ďaboutĒ US$3-million.

ďItís ridiculous,Ē Anthopoulos said Wednesday. ďItís a joke. Iím amazed at all the false rumours about everything. Iím just sick of reading lies and rumours that people make up about us all the time. Iíve had enough of it.Ē

Shane - Thursday, June 16 2011 @ 10:55 AM EDT (#236866) #

And now so is Dad Deede, Walter:

"@dustinparkes ...Here is a FACT. Blue Jays NEVER spoke to us after May 25! Other teams wanted to TALJ(K) but NOT TORONTO! THE truth"  - via Twitter

spud77 - Friday, June 17 2011 @ 01:02 AM EDT (#236891) #
Another UDFA: Ben White, RHP from Temple
mendocino - Friday, June 17 2011 @ 02:05 AM EDT (#236894) #

from BA transactions

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Phil Brua (NDFA-Oberlin (Ohio), RHP Tucker Jensen (NDFA-Embry-Riddle (Fla.), RHP Ian Kadish (NDFA-Marshall), RHP Jon Lucas (NDFA-Wagner), RHP Blake McFarland (NDFA-San Jose State), RHP Andrew Meyer, RHP Chris Roman (NDFA-Nova Southeastern (Fla.)), RHP Randall Thompson (NDFA-Florida Tech), RHP Ben White (NDFA-Temple), C George Carroll (NDFA-NYIT), C Chris Schaeffer (NDFA-North Carolina State), 3B Kevin Howard (Lancaster (Atlantic)), SS Chris Peters (NDFA-Cincinnati)

Draft picks signed: RHP Colby Broussard (44), RHP Taylor Cole (29), RHP Andrew Sikula (36), RHP Les Williams (37), LHP Shane Davis (42), LHP David Rollins (24), C Luis Munoz (34), 1B Kevin Patterson (30), 2B Jon Berti (18), SS Cody Bartlett (41), SS Jorge Vega-Rosado (28), OF Eric Arce (25), OF Nicholas Baligod (40), OF Kevin Pillar (32), OF Nico Taylor (38)

John Northey - Saturday, June 25 2011 @ 11:42 PM EDT (#237520) #
The official list is at http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/mlb/history/draft/draft.jsp

Musgrove, Joseph is the highest pick signed, then nothing until the 18th round and Berti, Jonathon. 33rd round Champlin, Kramer signed on the 23rd (LHP) with a batch signing on the 19th.
spud77 - Saturday, July 16 2011 @ 09:13 PM EDT (#238810) #
mendocino posted elsewhere that Peter Mooney, 21st round pick, has been signed: http://southcarolina.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1240857
spud77 - Wednesday, July 27 2011 @ 06:36 AM EDT (#239324) #
Jake Anderson has signed! He looks to have a lot of upside: #BlueJays 35th overall (1st sup) pick, OF Jacob Anderson, agreed to terms 4 $990,000. #mlbdraft #Pepperdine
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http://twitter.com/#!/KendallRogersPG

spud77 - Wednesday, July 27 2011 @ 05:38 PM EDT (#239544) #
What do we need to do to get this topic some more traffic? Gabryszwski (rhp, 2nd round), and Andy Burns (ss, 11th round) were announced by the Jays as signed today. Kevin Comer tweeted that he was at the SkyDome, but hasn't signed yet. Our GM has been busy today.
Beyonder - Wednesday, August 10 2011 @ 09:59 AM EDT (#240544) #
Jim Callis (and Klaw) saying Tom Robson (4th rounder) signed for 325G (slotted at 189).  I know this is yesterday's news but though I would post for completeness.
jgadfly - Saturday, August 13 2011 @ 05:29 PM EDT (#240874) #

  John Stilson has signed.  Interesting article/press release located here ...  http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20110813005012/en/John-Stilson/ICON-Sports/Rob-Martin  ... thanks to Parallex headsup on BlueJayBanter draft coverage

hypobole - Sunday, August 14 2011 @ 03:02 PM EDT (#240897) #
per Winer on twitter
#Bluejays officially announce signings of RHP John Stilson (3-108), RHP Anthony Desclafini (6-199), RHP Mark Biggs (8-259). #jays
hypobole - Sunday, August 14 2011 @ 08:55 PM EDT (#240916) #
Once again per Wilner:
#Bluejays announce signing of 53rd overall pick Dwight Smith, Jr., son of (believe it or not) Dwight Smith. #jays
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