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2018 Amateur Signings: 6/22/18

Posted On: Jun 23, 2018   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

Let's round up Friday's draft deals of note. As always, the rankings referenced come courtesy of Fangraphs , MLB.com , Baseball America and ESPN's Keith Law ; Fangraphs and MLB.com scouting reports are available to the public free of charge, while the others require subscriptions.
The Pirates have a deal with second-rounder Braxton Ashcraft , MLB.com's Jim Callis tweets. Aschcraft's $1,825,000 bonus comes in well over the slot value for the 51st overall selection. The Baseball America ( 58) and MLB.com ( 64) analysts were highest on the reputedly athletic hurler, who's regarded more for his projectability than his present ability on the mound. He'll forego a commitment to Baylor to join the Bucs, who have inked most of their top picks but are still trying to work things out with sandwich round selection Gunnar Hoglund .
Astros second-rounder Jayson Schroeder also lands over slot, Callis tweets. Like Ashcraft, Schroeder is a high-school righty who still needs polish but has shown promising...

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