Texas Rangers 2021 draft pick signing bonus update: The Texas Rangers have reportedly signed five of their twenty picks in the 2021 MLB Draft.
Those picks, along with their reported bonuses, are in the chart below:
|Name||Round||Position||School||Slot value||Bonus amount||Overage/Savings|
|Mitchell Bratt||5||LHP||GA Premier Acad||$418,200.00||$850,000.00||$ 431,800.00|
|Chase Lee||6||RHP||Univ. of Alabama||$312,400.00||$75,000.00||$ (237,400.00)|
|Bradford Webb||7||RHP||VCU||$243,000.00||$10,000.00||$ (233,000.00)|
|Liam Hicks||9||C||Arkansas State||$161,400.00||$30,000.00||$ (131,400.00)|
|C.J. Widger||10||LHP||Rowan College||$149,300.00||$20,000.00||$ (129,300.00)|
All of these signings except for Bratt are reflected in the Baseball America Draft Database. Jim Callis has reported Bratt’s signing as being for $850,000.
The Rangers are approximately $300,000 under their bonus pool right now, though I suspect third rounder Cameron Cauley and fourth rounder Ian Moller to get above slot money. Second rounder Aaron Zavala and eighth rounder Larson Kindreich are possible below-slot signs. I’m not going to try to guess at this point whether Jack Leiter will get above, below, or at slot value.
The Rangers can go up to 5% overall their total pool without losing future draft picks. The Rangers would lose their corresponding pool money if they fail to sign any of their first ten picks. Any players selected after the tenth round or signed as undrafted free agents who receive more than $125,000 have the amount over $125,000 applied to the signing team’s pool.