Saturday, August 16, 2008

Royals Sign Eric Hosmer, Melville

It always come down to the final ten minutes with the Scott Boras clients and the Royals, but at least they got the deal done.

Eric Hosmer signed with the Royals for a $6 million signing bonus--the largest singing bonus the Royals have ever issued to a draft pick. That seems like an awful lot of money to give to the third over-all pick, but it is in line with the two players who were drafted in front of him.

Tim Beckham, the first player taken in the 2008 draft, received a $6.15 million signing bonus from the Rays. And Pedro Alvarez received a $6 million signing bonus from the Pirates.

The Royals also signed fourth round pick, Tim Melville.

Both players will report to the Arizona Instructional League.

Here's a list of players that the Royals signed from the 2008 draft.

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