**6/26 Update: Deal is a reported $1.3 million. Approximately $800,000 over slot.
**Update**: Darryl "D.J." Wilson Signs with the Cubs on an over slot deal (exact terms unknown). It was reported a few hours after I wrote the article below.
See this tweet from Cubs beat writer Mark Gonzalez:
Cubs announce the signing of 2nd round pick Donnie Dewees, 4th round pick Darryl Wilson, 9th pick Tyler Peitzmeier and 11th rdr Matt Rose— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) June 25, 2015
Of the 315 players picked in the top 10 rounds of the 2015 MLB draft, only 55 remain unsigned (15 in the first round and supplemental first round). In the week since Nolan Watson signed a $1,825,000 deal with the Kansas City Royals, all 6 Vanderbilt players and 3 commits chosen during these rounds are still unsigned, accounting for 16% of the unsigned picks (27% of the first round).
A healthy portion of those unsigned picks are players who went to Omaha, and have consequently not been focused on contract negotiations.
More fun with numbers: Only 16 players from U.S. High Schools picked in the top 10 rounds are still unsigned. Of the 16, 3 are Vanderbilt commits (19%). Does this mean anything? Well, it certainly does not mean nothing...
I still expect most, if not all of the players chosen in the top 10 rounds to sign with the teams who chose them, but it is particularly encouraging that only one of our 2015 commits has signed a deal when most in their situation have long since agreed to terms.
I'll be checking in on this weekly until July 17th.
Work your juju.
As for actual news on former Commodores already in the minors, check this out:
2015 MLB Draft Signings Tracker (Vanderbilt Edition):
1. ARI Dansby Swanson - SS Vanderbilt
8. CHW Carson Fulmer - RHP Vanderbilt
24. LAD Walker Buehler - RHP Vanderbilt
33. KC Nolan Watson - RHP Lawrence North HS (Ind.) - $1,825,200 (exact slot value)
42. CLE Triston McKenzie - RHP Royal Palm Beach HS (Fla.)
66. STL Bryce Denton - 3B Ravenwood HS (Tenn.)
101. LAD Philip Pfeifer - LHP Vanderbilt
103. WSH Rhett Wiseman - OF Vanderbilt
113. CHC Darryl Wilson - OF Canton South HS (Ohio) - $1,300,000 ($800k over slot)
168. TEX Tyler Ferguson - RHP Vanderbilt
12th. MIN Zander Wiel - 1B Vanderbilt
19th. TEX Xavier Turner - 3B Vanderbilt - Signed on 6/15 (amount not known)
24th. TOR Reggie Pruitt - OF Kennesaw Mountain HS (Georgia)
29th. MIL Donny Everett - RHP Clarksville HS (Tenn,)
30th. CLE Chandler Day - RHP Watkins Memorial HS (Ohio)
36th. CHC Alonzo Jones - SS Columbus HS (Georgia)
39th. CHC John Kilichowski - LHP Vanderbilt