I think thereís another thread on here discussing how high school stats mean nothing. What means something is that the (1st place) Rangers thoroughly evaluated him and liked what they saw.
I think the bonus numbers will be made public eventually. For him to sign this quickly, they obviously had some kind of agreement worked out before the pick. I know someone on the west coast whoís going through this process. A lot goes on thatís never made public. I hope the young man had good representation.
If he negotiated an MLB College Scholarship in the contract (most players do), the terms are also negotiable. Could be one year at $10K, could be 5 years at $50K per year, or pretty much anything they agree on. Teams love those scholarships because most players donít usually take advantage of them.
Sounds like heís living his dream to play professional baseball. Iím sure the Rangers expect him to be in the minors for a few years. I think the average age for rookies in the MLB is still about 24.