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D-backs sign first-round pick Malone

@SteveGilbertMLB
June 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The D-backs signed first-round pick, high school right-hander Brennan Malone, for $2,202,200 on Tuesday, per MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis. That is full slot value for the No. 33 overall pick of the 2019 MLB Draft. Malone has a fastball that touches 96 mph regularly and has a plus

PHILADELPHIA -- The D-backs signed first-round pick, high school right-hander Brennan Malone, for $2,202,200 on Tuesday, per MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis. That is full slot value for the No. 33 overall pick of the 2019 MLB Draft.

Malone has a fastball that touches 96 mph regularly and has a plus slider and an average curve to go with it.

“Over the course of the spring we watched him develop into a power pitcher,” D-backs scouting director Deric Ladnier said after Malone was selected last week. “Obviously he’s young, big, strong and has tremendous upside.”

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.