Which 2019 draft picks have Red Sox signed?

Amin Touri
July 11, 2019 - 11:19 am
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A little over a month removed from the 2019 MLB Draft, the Red Sox are wrapping up pick signings with the deadline on Friday, and with the team’s bonus pool close to dried up, there likely won’t be any more big signings.

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The good news for Boston is that the team’s top 10 picks have all signed, most notably Cameron Cannon (for a $1.3 million signing bonus), Matthew Lugo ($1.1 million), Ryan Zeferjahn ($500,000) and Noah Song ($100,000).

Cannon and Lugo, both second-round picks last month, are starting their professional careers in rookie ball in the Gulf Coast League. Cannon made his debut on Wednesday, striking out twice, while Lugo has logged eight games in Fort Myers.

The highest pick not to sign was North Andover product Sebastian Keane, who chose to honor his commitment to Northeastern with the Red Sox lacking enough bonus money to offer Keane enough to entice him to go pro.

After Keane, Boston’s 12th round pick, Brendan Cellucci, has yet to sign and told the New Orleans Times-Picayune in June that “what the Red Sox want to do is have me go to the Cape and pitch more in front of them and then get together a contract that would be sufficient,” though a contract hasn’t materialized in the month since those comments.

A 13th-rounder, Blake Loubier picked up a $500,000 signing bonus to join the organization rather than attend Wake Forest, but the three college commits that followed him, Jordan Beck, Aaron Roberts and Oraj Anu, are all yet to sign and likely won’t considering the team’s lack of remaining bonus money.

The Red Sox managed to lock up most of their later round picks, most notably Alex Erro, Jacob Herbert, Reed Harrington and Leon Paulino, each receiving a $125,000 bonus for their signature.

Dallas Baptist outfielder Luke Bandy, chosen with the 887th overall selection in the 29th round, is currently the latest pick that Boston has signed. The team made 11 more selections, six of whom aren’t signing and five of whom remain question marks.

The Red Sox also signed a trio of undrafted free agents in pitchers Zach Schneider, Mason Duke and Casey Sutherland.

The deadline to sign picks is 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, July 12.

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