The Yankees have signed J.R. Murphy, and BA’s Aaron Fitt has confirmed that his bonus is $1.25 million. That’s the highest bonus in the second round this year, and more than double MLB’s $477,900 guideline for his draft slot (No. 76).
A catcher from The Pendleton School (Bradenton, Fla.), Murphy is an advanced hitter with some power potential and arm strength. He had committed to Miami.
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