Royals sign their 2nd overall Draft pick Kowar

July 3rd, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals signed their second overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, right-hander Jackson Kowar out of Florida, who was the club's first-round compensation selection and 33rd overall.
A source told that Kowar signed for slightly over the slot value of $2,118,700, with a bonus of $2,147,500 and a $2,500 contingent bonus.
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The Royals' top pick, right-hander Brady Singer, also out of Florida, remains unsigned. His slot value is $3,349,300. The club has until Friday to sign Singer.
Kowar, 21, posted a 10-5 record with a 3.04 ERA during his junior season with the Gators.
Kowar's final collegiate game was an elimination game in the College World Series -- the 6-foot-5 pitcher struck out a career-high 13 in a 6-1 win over Texas.