**Update: Reggie Pruitt signed with Toronto today, as well. Signed for a reported $500,000 that I didn't know Toronto had in their budget. That should be the last one.
The last of the four commits/draft picks I expected to sign has just done that, and boy, did he get a cool chunk of change. The Cleveland Indians, who signed former Vandy commit Justus Sheffield for $1.3 million last year, are paying the #42 overall pick like he was a mid first rounder. MLB.com is reporting that the Indians and McKenzie agreed on a bonus worth $2,302,500. The slot value of pick #42 was $1,468,400. With Cleveland going about $200,000 over slot on LHP Brady Aiken in the first, I didn't expect they'd be able to go this much over slot with McKenzie, but they must have negotiated many team friendly deals with the remainder of their top 10 rounders.
Supp 1st-rder Triston McKenzie agrees w/@Indians on $2,302,500 (slot = $1,468,400). Florida HS RHP, largest HS RHP bonus in 2015 @MLBDraft.— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 29, 2015
McKenzie should be the last commit to sign with a MLB team, but keep it here for news on our as of today unsigned three first round draft picks, and the rest of the junior class.
Here's the updated draft signings 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.) - $2,302,500 ($834,100 over slot)
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
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) - $500,000 ($400k over slot)
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