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MLB Draft Signing Watch: Bryce Denton Signs With Cardinals

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The 2nd rounder signs for $1.2 million with St. Louis, and will not be attending Vanderbilt. He can, however, afford to sit in the luxury boxes atop the soon to be remodeled Hawkins Field.

Michael Wacha, showing Denton the proper way to get mouth cancer.
Michael Wacha, showing Denton the proper way to get mouth cancer.
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3B/OF Bryce Denton will not be bringing his power stroke to the Hawk.  Instead, he will be diving Scrooge McDuck style into a pool of $1,200,000 worth of gold doubloons.

Can't exactly blame the young man, as he grew up both a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals AND riding busses to the Mahoning Valley (Motto: We're basically Youngstown!).  Denton will likely be sent to Rookie Ball or the State College Spikes of the New York Penn League where he will be creepily showered with praise by aging defensive coordinators and/or James Franklin.

Here's the updated draft signing list:

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.) - $1,200,000 ($264,600 over slot)

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

Rounds 11-40

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