Angels sign 18 of 19 Draft picks
Below is a list of every player drafted by the Angels.
Each club has until 5 p.m. ET/2 pm. PT on Monday, Aug. 1, to come to terms with its Draft selections. If a player has exhausted his collegiate eligibility, he can sign at any time up until one week prior to the next year’s Draft.
Draft-and-follow picks -- high school and junior college players selected after the 10th round who attend a two-year college after the Draft -- can sign with their selecting teams for up to $250,000 up until a week prior to the following year’s Draft.
Total bonus pool: $7,028,100
MLB rank: 23
July 22: Angels agree to terms with picks through Round 11
As reported by Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline on Friday, the Angels agreed with each of their first 10 selections through the 11th round of the Major League Draft. It was led by No. 13 overall selection Zach Neto, who agreed for under slot at $3,500,000, with the pick carrying a value of $4,412,500. The Angels agreed with Tennessee righty Ben Joyce for over slot at $1,000,000 with a pick value of $702,100 as well as Northwest Florida State right-hander Jake Madden for $997,500 with a pick value of $512,900. The Angels were able to do that because ninth-rounder Joe Stewart and 10th-rounder Matt Coutney both agreed for well under slot at $7,500.
1 (13): Zach Neto, SS, Campbell University -- $3,500,000 (Pick value: $4,412,500)
Neto is considered a true shortstop who possesses both elite contact skills and plenty of power generated by a unique leg kick at the plate. He attended the Draft with his family on Sunday and said he was excited to get started with the Angels. He dominated at Campbell University, hitting .407/.514/.769 with 15 homers, 19 stolen bases and 50 RBIs in 53 games. But he agreed for under the slot value, giving the Angels some flexibility.
3 (89): Ben Joyce, RHP, Tennessee -- $1,000,000 (Pick value: $702,100)
Joyce has a fastball that has reached as high as 105.5 mph and he should be an intriguing bullpen arm for the Angels. He agreed for over the recommended slot value and could reach the Majors soon.
4 (118): Jake Madden, RHP, Northwest Florida State -- $997,500 (Pick value: $512,900)
At 6-foot-6, Madden has plenty of velocity, as his fastball touches 98 mph. He dealt with some blister issues last season, but his raw stuff caused him to sign for over slot.
5 (148): Sonny DiChiara, 1B, Auburn -- $172,500 (Pick value: $383,200)
DiChiara mashed with Auburn last year, as he was the co-SEC Player of the Year, batting .383 with 22 homers in 61 games. He was second in NCAA Division I in on-base percentage and walks (68) and fifth in OPS (1.326). But he lacks versatility, which is why he signed for under slot.
6 (178): Victor Mederos, RHP, Oklahoma State -- $227,750 (Pick value: $291,400)
7 (208): Roman Phansalkar, RHP, Oklahoma State -- $27,500 (Pick value: $227,800)
8 (238): Dylan Phillips, OF/LHP, Kansas State -- $42,500 (Pick value: $182,900)
9 (268): Joe Stewart, OF, Michigan -- $7,500 (Pick value: $162,500)
10 (298): Matt Coutney, 1B, Old Dominion $7,500 (Pick value: $152,800)
11 (328): Caden Dana, RHP, Don Bosco Prep HS (NJ) -- $1,497,500
Dana, a prep right-hander from New Jersey, signed for $1,497,500, which is a record for the 11th round and the most ever for a player drafted after the 10th round in the bonus pool era. The Angels were able to make it work because of the players they signed for under slot. It's similar to what the Angels did last year, when they drafted high school lefty Mason Albright for $1,247,500, which was the previous record bonus for a player drafted after the 10th round in the bonus pool era.
12 (358): Jared Southard, RHP, Texas -- $137,500
13 (388): Tucker Flint, OF, Chipola College -- $132,500
14 (418): Sabin Ceballos, C, San Jacinto College North
Has not agreed to terms
15 (448): Bryce Osmond, RHP, Oklahoma State -- $129,500
16 (478): Casey Dana, OF, Connecticut -- $125,000
17 (508): Sammy Natera Jr., LHP, New Mexico State -- $125,000
18 (538): Max Gieg, RHP, Boston College -- $125,000
19 (568): Luke Franzoni, OF, Xavier -- $75,000
20 (598): Brendan, Tinsman, C, Wake Forest -- $25,000
How bonus pools and pick values work
Each choice in the first 10 rounds comes with an assigned value, with the total for a club's selections equaling what it can spend in those rounds without incurring a penalty. If a player taken in the top 10 rounds doesn't sign, his pick's value gets subtracted from his team's pool. Clubs near the top of the Draft often spend less than the assigned value for those choices and use the savings to offer more money to later selections.
Teams that exceed their bonus pool face a penalty. Clubs that outspend their allotment by 0-5 percent pay a 75 percent tax on the overage. At higher thresholds, clubs lose future picks: a first-rounder and a 75 percent tax for surpassing their pool by more than 5 and up to 10 percent; a first- and a second-rounder and a 100 percent tax for more than 10 and up to 15 percent; and two first-rounders and a 100 percent tax for more than 15 percent.
Bonus pools by club:
Blue Jays: $8,372,100
Red Sox: $8,082,600
White Sox: $6,292,500