Posted by: bhyman | August 16, 2008

Reds sign Alonso to $4.5 million MLB contract

Less than two hours before the signing deadline, the Reds have inked their first round pick, Miami first baseman Yonder Alonso to a major league deal worth $4.5 million. Alonso was selected seventh overall in the June draft. The contract is worth nearly double the Major League Baseball recommended bonus for the seventh pick.

Alonso hit .370/.534/.777 with 24 home runs and 72 RBI for the Hurricanes in 2008. He led Division I in walks (76), finished fifth in on-base percentage (.534) and sixth in home runs (24). We ranked him 27th in our pre-draft rankings.

There are still nine first round picks who have not signed with less than ten minutes until the deadline.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: