The Dodgers have agreed to a deal with left-hander Maddux Bruns, their top pick (29th overall) in the 2021 MLB Draft, a source told MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo on Tuesday. The club has not confirmed the deal, which is for $2.2 million, according to Mayo. The slot value for the pick was $2,424,600.
Bruns, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound southpaw from UMS-Wright Preparatory School in Alabama, went 7-0 with a 0.86 ERA as a senior, allowing just 13 hits and six earned runs over 49 innings of work. Bruns has a four-seam fastball that stands out, topping out at 98 mph last season, a significant jump from the low-90s the prior year.
Bruns, who was named after Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux and ranked the No. 49 Draft prospect by Pipeline, was a Mississippi State recruit.