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2011 Baseball First-Round Signing Bonuses
Question of the Day
The signing bonuses for the first-round selections in the 20011 amateur baseball draft: (x-major league contract):
1. Pittsburgh, Gerrit Cole, RHP, UCLA, $8 million.
2. x-Seattle, Danny Hultzen, LHP, Virginia, $8.5 million, five-year contract.
3. x-Arizona, Trevor Bauer, RHP, UCLA, $4.45 million, four-year contract.
4. x-Baltimore, Dylan Bundy, RHP, Owasso (Okla.) HS, $6.25 million, five-year contract.
5. Kansas City, Bubba Starling, OF, Gardner-Edgerton HS (Kan.), $7.5 million.
6. x-Washington, Anthony Rendon, 3B, Rice, $7.2 million, four-year contract.
7. Arizona, Archie Bradley, RHP, Broken Arrow (Okla.) Senior HS, $5 million.
8. Cleveland, Francisco Lindor, SS, Montverde (Fla.) Academy, $2.9 million.
9. Chicago Cubs, Javier Baez, SS, Arlington Country Day School, Jacksonville, Fla., $2,625,000.
10. San Diego, Corey Spangenberg, 2B, Indian River State College, $1,863,000.
11. Houston, George Springer, OF, Connecticut, $2,525,000.
12. Milwaukee, Taylor Jungmann, RHP, Texas, $2,525,000.
13. N.Y. Mets, Brandon Nimmo, OF, Cheyenne (Wyo.) East HS, $2.1 million.
14. Florida, Jose Fernandez, RHP, Braulio Alonso HS, Tampa, Fla., $2 million.
15. Milwaukee, Jed Bradley, LHP, Georgia Tech, $2 million.
16. L.A. Dodgers, Chris Reed, LHP, Stanford, $1,589,000.
17. L.A. Angels, C.J. Cron, 1B, Utah, $1,467,000.
18. Oakland, Sonny Gray, RHP, Vanderbilt, $1.54 million.
19. Boston (from Detroit), Matt Barnes, RHP, Connecticut, $1.5 million.
20. Colorado, Tyler Anderson, LHP, Oregon, $1.4 million.
21. Toronto, Tyler Beede, RHP, Lawrence Academy, Auburn, Mass., did not sign.
22. St. Louis, Kolten Wong, 2B, Hawaii, $1.3 million.
23. Washington (from Chicago-AL), Alex Meyer, RHP, Kentucky, $2 million.
24. Tampa Bay (from Boston), Taylor Guerrieri, RHP, Spring Valley HS, Columbia, S.C., $1.6 million.
25. San Diego, Joe Ross, RHP, Bishop O’Dowd HS, Oakland, $2.75 million.
26. Boston (from Texas), Blake Swihart, C, V. Sue Cleveland HS, Rio Rancho, N.M., $2.5 million.
27. Cincinnati, Robert Stephenson, RHP, Alhambra HS, Martinez, Calif., $2 million.
28. Atlanta, Sean Gilmartin, LHP, Florida State, $1,134,000.
29. San Francisco, Joe Panik, SS, St. John’s, $1,116,000.
30. Minnesota, Levi Michael, SS, North Carolina, $1,175,000.
31. Tampa Bay (from New York-AL), Mikie Mahtook, OF, LSU., $1.15 million.
32. Tampa Bay, Jake Hager, SS, Sierra Vista HS, Las Vegas, $963,000.
33. Texas (from Philadelphia), Kevin Matthews, LHP, Richmond Hill (Ga.) HS, $936,000.
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