Florida State lefthander Sean Gilmartin, the No. 28 overall pick, signed Thursday with the Braves for $1.134 million. That bonus matched MLB's recommendation for his draft slot.
Gilmartin was the ace of the Seminoles' super-regional team, going 12-2, 2.09 with 130 strikeouts in 120 innings. He won 33 games in three college seasons, leading Florida State in victories each year. The 6-foot-2, 192-pounder succeeds by commanding three pitches in the strike zone: an 88-91 mph fastball, an average slider and a plus changeup.
Gilmartin is the seventh first-rounder from this year's draft to sign. Last year at this time, 12 first-rounders had agreed to terms.
The Braves have now signed each of their first 13 selections, a claim no other team can make.
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