Tigers to sign Porcello to record $7.3 million deal Posted by Danny Knobler August 13, 2007 23:16PM
DETROIT -- First-round draft pick Rick Porcello has agreed to sign with the Tigers.
Porcello, the team's first-round draft pick in June, will get a record $7.3 million guaranteed over a four-year major-league contract. The team hasn't announced the deal, but several baseball officials confirmed it Monday.
The contract will be the biggest ever guaranteed to a high school player signed out of the draft, and one of the largest for any drafted player.
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Just about to post this. Questionable to give a HS'er a MLB deal, but I guess they might as well give it to the highest-profiled prep arm since Josh Beckett. Probably the #1 pitching prospect in the draft (yes, ahead of Price), so I don't blame the Tigers for giving him what he wanted to get him to sign.
The thought of Verlander, Miller, Porcello, Bonderman is scary.
C: Pierzynski 1B: Pujols 2B: Altuve 3B: Miggy SS: HanRam OF (x3): CarGo, M. Bourn, D. Jennings UTIL (x2): E. Encarnacion, C. Hart BN: Cuddyer, C. Ross, J. Montero
thedude wrote:I guess the Tigers don't believe in TINSTAAPP...
The D-Rays must be POed cause now it is going to cost them an arm and a leg to sign price.
I think the slot for the first pick was somewhere around 5.5 million, and the preliminary reports that I heard about a few weeks back stated that the Drays and Price had agreed to a 8.2 million contract, which would have to be approved by MLB since it is overslot. It will be interesting to see that with the Porcello signing if Price asks for a bit more, and maybe pushes the Drays to the 9 or 10 million range. I guess we will find out sometime tonight.