The Padres and supplemental first-round pick Zach Eflin have agreed on a $1.2 million bonus, contingent on him passing a physical on Monday.
A righthander from Hagerty HS in Oviedo, Fla., Eflin has a fastball that has reached 97 mph and a changeup that was one of the best in the high school ranks this spring. He also shows signs of at least an average curveball. He had committed to Central Florida.
The assigned value for his No. 33 slot was $1,525,000, which means the Padres saved $325,000 toward their bonus pool for the top 10 rounds. Eflin was pitching his way toward the middle of the first round until coming down with triceps tendinitis and missing all of April.
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