As reported earlier, the Yankees signed 27th-round draft pick Garrison Lassiter. Baseball America since has learned that his bonus was $675,000, the equivalent of slot money for the 68th overall choice (second round).
A shortstop from West Forsyth High in Clemmons, N.C., Lassiter has a quick lefthanded bat, power potential and a strong arm, though he’s still raw offensively and defensively. He had committed to North Carolina, which lost two other high-priced recruits just before the deadline. The Royals signed righthander Tim Melville (fourth round) for $1.25 million and the Pirates inked righty Quinton Miller (20th round) for $900,000.
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