Rockies agree to deal with first-rounder Anderson
The Colorado Rockies announced Monday they had agreed to terms with their top pick in the June draft, left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson from the University of Oregon.
Anderson, the 20th overall pick, reportedly signed for $1.4 million, slightly over Major League Baseball’s recommended slot bonus of $1.359 million. The Rockies previously had signed supplemental first-round pickand fourth-rounder Dillon Thomas to over-slot bonuses. Baseball America reported that Story received $915,000 while MLB recommended $764,100 for his spot, and Thomas received $300,000 for a spot MLB slotted at $191,700.
Second-rounder Carl Thomore also received about $6,000 more than recommended slot.
Other notable picks who remained unsigned going into Monday’s deadline included third-rounder Peter O’Brien and 16th-rounder Preston Tucker. O’Brien, a junior catcher from Bethune-Cookman, did not sign, according to BA‘s Jim Callis. Tucker, a first baseman/outfielder for the University of Florida, will reportedly return for his senior season with the Gators.