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Royals sign first-round pick Brady Singer

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The 18th-overall pick from Florida gets a $4.25 million bonus

2017 Division I Men’s College World Series - LSU v Florida - Game 1 Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images

The Royals have signed first-round pick Brady Singer to a contract with a $4.25 million bonus. The University of Florida junior was the 18th-overall pick in last month’s draft with an assigned slot bonus value of $3,349,300. Singer was named the Dick Howser Trophy winner for the top college baseball player this year after going 12-3 with a 2.55 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 113 innings. Along with teammate Jackson Kowar, a pitcher taken in the supplemental round by the Royals, the Gators advanced to the College World Series this year.

The signing leaves fifth-round pick Eric Cole, an outfielder out of Arkansas, as the lone Royals draft pick in the first ten rounds that is still unsigned. [Update: Cole has signed as well.] The Razorbacks lost the national championship series last week against Oregon State. The Royals are currently $427,000 over their draft pool bonus for signed picks, but they can go up to five percent over their bonus pool amount (about $700,000) without any penalties except for a 75% tax on any overage. Drafted players have until July 15 to sign.

Royals 2018 draft signings

Round Pick Player Position School Bonus Slot Bonus Signed Difference
Round Pick Player Position School Bonus Slot Bonus Signed Difference
1 18 Brady Singer RHP University of Florida $3,349,300 $4,250,000 $900,700
1 33 Jackson Kowar RHP University of Florida $2,118,700 $2,147,500 $28,800
1 34 Daniel Lynch LHP University of Virginia $2,066,700 $1,697,500 -$369,200
1 40 Kris Bubic LHP Stanford University $1,786,300 $1,597,000 -$189,300
2 58 Jonathan Bowlan RHP University of Memphis $1,168,300 $697,500 -$470,800
3 94 Kyle Isbel CF University of Nevada-Las Vegas $594,800 $592,300 -$2,500
4 122 Eric Cole CF University of Arkansas $451,200 $500,000 $48,800
5 152 Austin Cox LHP Mercer University $337,000 $447,500 $110,500
6 182 Zach Haake RHP University of Kentucky $258,000 $297,500 $39,500
7 212 Tyler Gray RHP University of Central Arkansas $201,800 $2,500 -$199,300
8 242 Jackson Lueck OF Florida State University $163,800 $161,300 -$2,500
9 272 Kevon Jackson CF Queen Creek HS (Arizona) $147,100 $144,600 -$2,500
10 302 Austin Lambright LHP University of Central Oklahoma $138,900 $2,500 -$136,400
Subtotal $12,781,900 $12,537,700 -$244,200
Round Pick Player Position School Bonus Slot Bonus Signed Difference
11 332 Michael Emodi C Creighton University $125,000 $125,000
12 362 Rylan Kaufman LHP San Jacinto College North $125,000 $722,500 $597,500
13 392 Jon Heasley RHP Oklahoma State University $125,000 $247,500 $122,500
14 422 Christian Cosby RHP Chapman University $125,000 $125,000
15 452 Milan Walla CF Tivy HS (Texas) $125,000
16 482 Kyle Hinton RHP University of Delaware $125,000 $125,000
17 512 Noah Bryant RHP Georgia Highlands College $125,000 $125,000
18 542 R.J. Dabovich RHP Central Arizona College $125,000
19 572 Hunter Wolfe SS Walters State Comm. College $125,000
20 602 Josh Hendrickson LHP Barton County Comm. College $125,000
21 632 Nathan Eaton C Virginia Military Institute $125,000 $85,000
22 662 Bryce Hensley LHP UNC-Greensboro $125,000 $1,000
23 692 Josh Dye LHP Florida Gulf Coast University $125,000 $60,000
24 722 Gage Hughes 2B Greenup County HS (Kentucky) $125,000 $125,000
25 752 Hunter Strong OF University of Central Arkansas $125,000 $60,000
26 782 Daniel James RHP University of Texas-Arlington $125,000 $1,000
27 812 Derrick Adams LHP Jacksonville State University $125,000 $100,000
28 842 Rhett Aplin OF Florida State University $125,000 Signed
29 872 Andres Nunes RHP Florida International University $125,000 Signed
30 902 Kyle Kasser SS University of Oregon $125,000 Signed
31 932 William Hancock C University of Central Arkansas $125,000 Signed
32 962 Bhret Bewley 3B University of San Diego $125,000 Signed
33 992 Ted Cillis LHP Hofstra University $125,000 Signed
34 1022 Ty Madden RHP Cypress Ranch HS (Texas) $125,000
35 1052 Kody Hoese 3B Tulane University $125,000
36 1082 Elijah Pleasants RHP Rossview HS (Tennessee) $125,000
37 1112 David Hollie OF Cross Creek HS (Georgia) $125,000 $125,000 $0
38 1142 Trae Robertson LHP Hickman HS (Missouri) $125,000
39 1172 Adam Hackenberg C Miller School of Abermarle (VA) $125,000
40 1202 Ky Bush LHP Fremont HS (Utah) $125,000
Subtotal $2,027,000 $720,000
Complete Totals $14,564,700 $475,800