The Padres have agreed to terms with supplemental first-round pick Walker Weickel on a $2 million bonus.
The last of the 29 sandwich picks in this year's draft to turn pro, Weickel more than doubled the $925,900 assigned value for his No. 55 selection. He's the sixth player to receive $1 million or more above his pick value, joining Lance McCullers Jr. (Astros, supplemental first round), Matt Smoral (Blue Jays, supplemental first), Carson Kelly (Cardinals, second), Rio Ruiz (Astros, fourth) and Ty Buttrey (Red Sox, fourth).
A righthander from Olympia HS in Orlando (which also produced Reds sandwich-rounder Jesse Winker), Weickel is a projectable 6-foot-6, 200-pounder who shows a low-90s fastball at his best. He has the potential for three average or better pitches once he fills out. He had committed to Miami.
Weickel was the last unsigned Padres draft pick in the top 10 rounds. They currently stand at $90,100 under their bonus pool allotment of $9,903,100.
View our Padres Draft Database here.
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