The Rangers have signed both of their first-rounders, while the Phillies have agreed to terms with theirs in a deal expected to be announced tomorrow.
Jake Skole, an outfielder from Blessed Trinity High (Roswell, Ga.) and the 15th overall pick, signed with Texas for $1.557 million, MLB's bonus recommendation for his slot. Skole will give up a football scholarship to Georgia Tech, while the Rangers will take advantage of MLB's provisions for two-sport athletes and spread his bonus payments over three years.
Kellin Deglan, a catcher from Mountain Secondary School (Langley, B.C.), got a below-slot $1 million bonus from the Rangers as the No. 22 choice.
Jesse Biddle, a lefthander from Germantown Friends High in Philadelphia, has agreed to a $1.16 million bonus with his hometown team. The 27th overall pick, he received a bonus that matches MLB's slot recommendation.
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