As Rick Porcello nears completion of a record contract with the Tigers, the aftershocks will be felt in several other negotiations with first-round picks, most notably David Price (No. 1 overall, Devil Rays), Mike Moustakas (No. 2, Royals), Matt Wieters (No. 5, Orioles).
All four ranked among the 2007 draft’s top five prospects, but only Porcello dropped significantly because of signability, falling all the way to No. 27. The New Jersey high school righthander is wrapping up a $7.7 million major league contract with Detroit, a record guarantee for a prep draft pick signing with the club that selected him.