Tenth-round pick Brandon Jacobs has agreed to terms on a $750,000 bonus with the Red Sox. He’s expected to sign with Boston once he passes a physical today. His deal is the largest bonus after the eighth round this year, and $600,000 more than MLB’s max recommendation for bonuses after the fifth round.
An outfielder at Parkview High in Lilburn, Ga., Jacobs was also a top running back recruit with a football scholarship to Auburn. He’s raw as a baseball player, but he’s also a 6-foot-3, 240-pounder with exciting power and speed.
Under MLB provisions for two-sport athletes, Jacobs’ bonus will be paid out over a five-year period. MLB calculates the net present value of his deal as $683,924.
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