The Blue Jays and first-round pick Chad Jenkins have agreed to terms on a $1.359 million bonus. The 20th overall pick, Jenkins becomes the 14th of the 32 first-rounders to sign.
A righthander from Kennesaw State, Jenkins combines a tremendous feel for pitching with quality stuff. He has a 90-93 mph sinker, can touch 96 mph with a four-seam fastball and also has a plus slider and average changeup.
Update: We originally reported that Jenkins had signed for $9,000 over MLB’s slot recommendation, which we had estimated at $1.35 million, a 10 percent reduction from last year’s slot of $1.5 million. A source has informed us that the slot is actually $1.359 million.
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