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  • Could Burdi make big leagues months after Draft?

    Zack Burdi is pitching for the White Sox organization he supported as a fan growing up in Downers Grove, Ill. The hard-throwing right-hander has been promoted from the Arizona Rookie League to Class A Advanced Winston-Salem, and there already has been talk that Burdi could help the big league team before the 2016 season is complete.

  • Brewers in talks with 11th-round pick

    Brewers general manager David Stearns said the club remains in talks with several selections, including their highest unsigned pick, 11th-rounder Chad McClanahan, a 6-foot-5 third baseman from Phoenix Brophy Prep.

  • Yankees sign first-round Draft pick Rutherford

    The Yankees signed high school outfielder Blake Rutherford, their top selection in the 2016 Draft and the No. 18 overall pick, on Wednesday.

  • Mets agree with 2nd-round Draft pick Alonso

    The Mets continued the process of signing their Draft picks on Monday, inking second-rounder Pete Alonso to a below-slot deal of $909,200, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis. Alonso, a first baseman from the University of Florida, hit .374 with 14 homers in 58 games for the Gators.

  • Cards carefully allocate bonus pool money

    The Cardinals have exceeded their Draft bonus pool limit, though the excess spending is part of the team's strategy to maximize their investment in young talent.

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  • Sheffield set to become Dodgers' latest Draft signing

    Vanderbilt right-handed pitcher Jordan Sheffield's Instagram photo of him with pen in hand and a Dodgers script backdrop, the text reading "Not a bad first gig," seems to indicate the club has signed the 36th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. The club has not confirmed the signing.

  • Braves agree with top Draft pick Anderson

    A little more than two weeks after taking Ian Anderson with the third selection in the MLB Draft, the Braves welcomed the highly-touted right-hander to Turner Field to mingle with the Major Leaguers and sign his first professional contract.

  • No. 1 overall pick Moniak getting feet wet in GCL

    Mickey Moniak spent several minutes signing autographs and posing for pictures Saturday morning at the Carpenter Complex. He was halfway to the clubhouse when he heard a voice behind him.

  • First-rounder Collins takes BP with White Sox

    At some point, possibly the not too distant future, Zack Collins will likely be taking batting practice as part of the White Sox big league team.

  • Storz edges Adell in USA Baseball Home Run Derby

    Nick Storz emerged as the winner in the inaugural USA Baseball Home Run Derby on Friday, narrowly edging past Jordon Adell at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

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  • O's, 2nd-rounder Dietz reportedly reach deal

    The Orioles have agreed to terms with second-round Draft pick Matthias Dietz, the No. 69 overall selection, according to a report from MLB.com's Jim Callis on Friday. Dietz, a 20-year-old junior college right-hander, will sign for a $1.3 million bonus, according to Callis -- slightly over the allotted slot value for the 69th pick, $934,400. The club has not confirmed the terms of the deal.

  • Yankees agree with third-round pick Martinez

    The Yankees have signed third-round pick Nolan Martinez for a $1.15 million bonus, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo reported on Thursday. The club has not confirmed the deal.

  • McConnell headlines Day 2 of Tournament of Stars

    Team Brave defeated Team United 6-2 to open Day 2 of USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars, but it was United infielder Brady McConnell (Merritt Island HS, Fla.) whom scouts took notice of for his play on both sides of the ball.

  • Padres have signed 12 of first 13 picks from June Draft

    The Padres have signed the top three and 12 of their first 13 picks from the June draft.

  • Tigers, 1st-rounder Manning agree to deal

    Tigers top Draft pick Matt Manning will not be following his father's footsteps into basketball, instead pursuing his baseball career. The big right-hander, the ninth overall pick earlier this month, has agreed to terms to sign with the Tigers, forgoing a two-sport career at Loyola Marymount, the team announced after its 5-4, 10-inning win over Seattle on Thursday.

  • Giants sign top Draft pick Reynolds

    Maintaining their quick pace of securing their recent Draft selections, the Giants on Wednesday announced the signing of their second-round pick, Vanderbilt University center fielder Bryan Reynolds.

  • Orioles sign 15 more Draft picks

    The Orioles announced another wave of Draft signings on Wednesday, adding 15 players to the organization.

  • Phils reach deals with 4 more from Draft haul

    The Phillies announced Wednesday afternoon they either had agreed to terms or signed right-hander Kevin Gowdy (second round), shortstop Cole Stobbe (third round), left-hander JoJo Romero (fourth round) and outfielder Josh Stephen (11th round).

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