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Nolan Fontana (second round Astros) signed for an $875,000 bonus.
Daniel Pigott (ninth round Reds) signed for $40,000.
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Larson got something like $10,000 with the Red Sox (20th round).
Still looking for Steven Rodriguez (Dodgers), Austin Maddox (Red Sox) and Brian Johnson (Red Sox).
Randall (7th round Tigers) got $142,000
Maddox (2nd round Red Sox) got $350,000.
UF signee Lance McCullers (1st round compensation, Astros) got $2,050,000.
Max White (second round, Rockies) got $1,000,000.
Lewis Brinson (first round, Rangers) got $1,625,000.
Jonathan Sandfort (third round, Pirates) got $462,000.
This post was edited by Franz Beard 22 months ago
UF signee Jesse Winker (first round compensation, Reds) got $1,000,000.
Damn. Seems like most of the incoming freshmen are probably gone. Have a funny feeling that Pigott is going to be a steal. Reminds me of Hunter Pence a little.
They lost some of the signing class but even with losing those five guys, Florida's class will still be rated #1. There is a question about Avery Romero ... hasn't signed yet with the Marlins and they only have $2 million TOTAL in the slot for the first 10 rounds. They've already spent $1.4 million of that money and still haven't signed their #1. Romero could end up at UF and that would be HUGE.
Franz, can you break down the recruits and why you think it will still be #1 class.
Tucker Simpson, RHP: Tall righty (6-7) with a mid-90s fast ball who can also hit. Might be another Brian Johnson who plays first or DH when he's not pitching.
Richie Martin: From Bloomingdale. He's the heir apparent to Fontana. Terrific defensive presence who should form a really nice DP combo with Casey Turgeon. Played summer ball for former MLB star Chet Lemon. Hit .438 and serious speed on the bases.
Mike Vinson: Tall (6-4) RHP from Miami Christopher Columbus. Throws a low 90s fast ball and hits for power. Went 8-0 as a senior. Could be a bullpen/first baseman. He made it clear that he wanted a large amount of money and the scouts laid off him. Was thought to be a round 5-10 guy.
Jason Carmichael: He's a skinny righty from Mike Zunino's old high school (Cape Coral Mariner). Throws in the high 80s to low 90s and gets a lot of ground ball outs. Hits for average and for power. Might end up in the outfield.
Christian Dicks: Very fast outfielder from Jacksonville Providence. Could start in the outfield as a freshman. This is the center fielder of the future for the Gators. Could be the leadoff hitter.
Eric Hanhold: Another RHP who throws low 90s and gets a lot of ground ball outs. Out of Palm Harbor; high school teammate of Casey Turgeon. Drafted in the 40th round by the Phillies. Would have been a top 10 round draft pick except he was very committed to Florida and was considered unsignable.
Kevin Stypulkowski: Big strong catcher who is versatile enough to play on the corners in the infield. Lots of pop in his bat. Gap hitter who drives in a lot of runs.
Parker Danciu: Tall lefty (6-4) who doesn't throw the blazing fast ball (89) but gets tremendous movement on the ball. Could be the next Steven Rodriguez. He would have been a first 10 round draft pick except he was suspended from the team for allegedly throwing at a hitter after he was warned. Quit the team rather than take a three-week suspension. No questioning his talent though.
Raphael Andrades: He's on a FB scholarship as a wide receiver but his best sport might be baseball. He probably redshirts as a true freshman and could be available in the spring. Serious speed and could definitely factor in the outfield rotation.
Good recap on next years freshman class, Franz
Good stuff franz.. I used to play for chet back in my day for a couple of tourneys
Franz are the Gators hitting the Juco route? I heard we got a OF from Juco recently
scrape the sides up...
I've heard they're working the juco but it's not a done deal yet. That's something I can check on in the morning however because freshmen and others will be reporting for summer B.
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