Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tony Kemp signed for "a lot of money"

Terms were not disclosed, but 5th Round pick Tony Kemp apparently got himself PAID.

While slot for the 5-137 pick is $360,800, Kemp said:

It was a lot of money....there weren't many gray areas.

The Astros are also throwing in on Kemp's remaining 16 hours to graduate from Vanderbilt, which he'll complete over the course of the next two Falls.

Everything was straightforward. We came to an agreement, and they did include school in the contract, which was one of the most important things.


I mentioned this on the Morning Drive a few days ago, but it's unlikely that we're going to get hard numbers on signing bonuses to help negotiations with other Top 10 round picks. It would be fun, though.

1 comment:

street said...

Actually... we should be able to get hard numbers on signings in the first 10 rounds. Baseball America keeps a running total of these things (given the importance of these things under the current CBA), though information is sometimes slow(er) to trickle in (but is usually up within a week. http://www.baseballamerica.com/draftdb/2013xteam.php?team=1009