The White Sox finalized their deal with top draft pick Keenyn Walker on Tuesday, signing him to a $795,000 bonus. The 47th overall selection, Walker had Tweeted (via @Keenyn_Walker) six days earlier that he had agreed to terms. His bonus exceeds MLB's $739,800 recommendation for his draft slot.
A center fielder from Central Arizona JC, Walker led all national juco players with 70 steals in 73 attempts this spring. His plus speed is his best tool, and he's also a switch-hitter with gap power and defensive skills. He turned down $250,000 as a Cubs 16th-rounder out of a Utah high school in 2009, and the Phillies selected him in the 38th round last year. He had committed to Utah for 2012.
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