The A brought Max Muncie in the first round to take some batting practice and field baseball with the big leaguers after a $2.85 million deal on Monday. Two days later, the A announced that he had signed another 16 of his 20 draft picks – and two non-draft free agents.
Oakland has yet to sign its second-round pick Jack Geloff, Virginia third baseman, fourth-round pick outfielder Denzel Clark from CSU Northridge, and fifth-round pick from Vanderbilt catcher CJ Rodriguez.
All MLB teams have until August 1 to sign their draft picks and if a player does not sign, their assigned slot value is deducted from the team’s player’s slot value, which is their overall bonus. is cut off from the pool. Depending on where the player is selected, a team will receive a compensatory selection in the 2022 Draft Plus One as atonement.
A signed two non-draft free agents. Nick Bruiser out of Stanford, a 22-year-old hit first baseman who hit .304 in 52 games for Stanford this year with 11 home runs and .914 OPS. He played four years for the Cardinals. Auburn’s Jack Owen, a 23-year-old left-handed pitcher, was in his senior year with a 5.47 ERA in 11 appearances.
A entered the draft with $6,188,900 in his bonus pool and enough down the slot to sign an unsigned draft pick. The report from MLB.com broke down some of the signing bonuses for the rest of A’s draft pick. Slot values are assigned to the first 10 picks, and teams can move up and down each assigned slot while remaining under the overall bonus pool allocation for all 20 picks:
RHP Mason Miller signs in the third round for $599,100, the full slot price. Miller, out of Gardner-Webb University, can touch 99mph on his fastball.
In the sixth round pick RHP Grant Holman from Cal Signs for $375,00 over the $255,300 slot.
Gonzaga’s seventh-round third baseman Brett Harris signed for $120,000, down from the $200,100 slot.
Arizona State University eighth-round shortstop Drew Swift signed for $125,000 in the bottom of the $165,400 slot.
Ninth-round catcher Shane McGuire of the University of San Diego signed for $100,000, down the $150,800 slot.
University of San Francisco 10th round shortstop Jack Winkler signed for $50,000, down from the $143,000 slot.
A also signed Puerto Rican pitcher Eduardo Rivera; Pittsburgh pitcher Mitch Myers; Old Dominion pitcher Aaron Holiday; North Carolina State outfielder Johnny Butler; Central Oklahoma University outfielder Luke Anderson; Illinois State pitcher Colton Johnson; Penn State pitcher Kyle Virbitsky; Dayton second baseman Mariano Ricciardi; Michigan pitcher Black Bear; Oregon pitcher Hunter Brelt.