Thursday, June 13, 2013

Draft picks are tight-lipped about bonuses

In addition to Tony Kemp not talking about the exact amount of his signing bonus (and who can blame him?), the same can be said for 26th Round pick Austin Chrismon.

I'd rather not say how much it was. But it was definitely enough to not go back to school at this moment. Plus, (the Astros) will be covering my last three semesters of school. It really was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.

Draft picks selected after the 10th Round can sign for up to $100,000 without penalizing the team's bonus pool, but I've been curious if the "paying for school" promise applies to that $100,000 limit. Will try to find an answer soon, but it's something the Astros have promised to Tony Kemp, as well.