The Rockies finalized their deal with sandwich pick Trevor Story on Wednesday, signing him to a bonus of $915,000. That's the biggest over-slot agreement so far from the 2011 draft, nearly 20 percent more than MLB's recommendation of $764,100 for the No. 45 overall pick.
While MLB tries to get teams to delay the announcement of blockbuster deals, Story's agreement may signify that the commissioner's office will sign off on bonuses in the high six figures. The signing deadline for all draft picks is Aug. 15.
A product of Irving (Texas) HS, Story was one of the best all-around shortstops available in the draft. He has above-average speed, range and arm strength, along with more bat speed and power than most middle infielders. He had committed to Louisiana State.
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