Braves come to terms with late first-rounder Riley

Braves come to terms with late first-rounder Riley

The Braves have agreed to terms with Austin Riley, their selection in Competitive Balance Round A (No. 41 overall) in last week's Draft.

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The deal is for $1.6 million, reported MLB.com's Jim Callis. The club has not confirmed. The suggested slot value for No. 41 is $1,506,400.

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Riley was listed as a third baseman upon being selected by Atlanta. Though he played shortstop this past season at DeSoto Central High School in Mississippi, he also has experience as a pitcher. He profiled more as a power-hitting third baseman type during his senior season.

The 17-year-old had made a college commitment to Mississippi State prior to reaching an agreement with the Braves.

Paul Casella is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @paul_casella. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.