The Indians and 10th-round pick Tyler Holt have agreed to terms on a $500,000 bonus. That's as much money as any draftee has gotten in the 10th round or lower so far this summer, more than three times MLB's recommended ceiling for choices after the fifth round, and the most Cleveland has paid out. The Tribe has yet to sign its choices in the first four rounds: Drew Pomeranz, LeVon Washington, Tony Wolters and Kyle Blair.
A center fielder from Florida State, Holt had some of the best strike-zone control and baserunning and defensive ability in the draft. Though some scouts questioned his stance and power potential, he's a proven college performer and a potentially outstanding leadoff man. He has tremendous instincts in all phases of the game.
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