clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

MLB Draft 2016: Oakland A’s sign 1st round pick A.J. Puk

New, 11 comments

The Oakland Athletics sign their highest draft pick since drafting Mark Mulder second in 1998.

Florida v UConn Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Oakland Athletics have signed first round draft pick A.J. Puk (No. 6 overall), a left-handed pitcher out of the University of Florida. The signing was for a reported $4,069,200, the slot value of the pick:

Puk was in Oakland Thursday to sign his agreement and will be making the usual appearances with the media and A’s television and radio broadcasts.

The signing just leaves 2nd round pick Logan Shore, a right-handed pitcher also out of Florida, as the only bonus pool player (rounds 1-10) that has yet to officially sign, though he has indicated he intends to sign with the A’s in a goodbye message to Gator Nation:

The A’s are $158,600 over their bonus pool limits, though they only need to pay a tax and suffer no future draft pick penalties if the overage is at or below $494,175.

Rd Ovr Player School Pos Class Signed (Bonus) Bonus Pool Over/Under
1 6 A.J. Puk Florida LHP JR $4,069,200 $4,069,200 $0
1S 37 Daulton Jefferies California RHP JR $1,600,000 $1,745,700 ($145,700)
2 47 Logan Shore Florida RHP JR $1,351,800
3 83 Sean Murphy Wright State C JR $753,100 $753,100 $0
4 112 Skylar Szynski Penn HS RHP HS $1,000,000 $531,500 $468,500
5 142 JaVon Shelby Kentucky 3B JR $275,000 $398,000 ($123,000)
6 172 Brandon Bailey Gonzaga RHP JR $298,000 $298,000 $0
7 202 Tyler Ramirez UNC CF JR $300,000 $223,300 $76,700
8 232 Will Gilbert NC State LHP SR $75,000 $182,900 ($107,900)
9 262 Dalton Swyer Minnesota LHP SR $45,000 $170,700 ($125,700)
10 292 Mitchell Jordan Stetson RHP JR $200,000 $159,300 $40,700
16 472 Anthony Churlin Island Coast HS CF HS $175,000 -- $75,000
TOT $9,883,500 $158,600
105% $10,377,675 $494,175
105% Spare ($335,575)