The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms Wednesday with former University of Oklahoma left-hander Dillon Overton, the team’s second-round draft choice this year.
The Giants have agreed to a $1,866,500 million deal with their No. 1 pick, Christian Arroyo, a high school shortstop from Tampa, sources say. Arroyo was the 25th pick overall, so he signed for slot value.
The Houston Astros have selected Stanford pitcher Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft. He went 10-4 with a 2.12 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 106 1-3 innings this season for the Cardinal.
Top prospects in this year’s MLB amateur draft group include Oklahoma pitcher Jonathan Gray and Stanford pitcher Mark Appel. The Houston Astros have the first pick.
Stanford senior right-handed pitcher Mark Appel could well be the first overall choice of the Houston Astros in Thursday afternoon’s MLB first-year (amateur) player draft.
Stanford pitcher Mark Appel and Oklahoma pitcher Jonathan Gray, viewed as the top prospects in this week’s MLB amateur draft, were overlooked as the finalists for the Golden Spikes Award on Tuesday.
The San Francisco Giants selected St. John’s shortstop Joe Panik with their first pick in the baseball draft, while their cross bay rivals selected Vanderbilt right-hander Sonny Gray with the 18th pick.