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Wiseman Gets $500K+ from Nationals

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Lacking a first round pick, the Nats couldn't get cute. They gave Wiseman the full slot value of his pick.

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Mere minutes ago, the dollar value of Rhett Wiseman's deal with the Nationals was revealed, and unlike Pfeifer, who was chosen two slots ahead of him, Wiseman is getting paid full value.

From yesterday's article on the Pfeifer and Wiseman signings:

Wiseman will be sent to Class A Short Season Auburn in the New York Penn League, where he will be joined in the outfield by LSU CF Andrew Stevenson and noted character actor Luiz Guzman, apparently.  Mariano Rivera's kid is in the bullpen, too, for those who care about the sons of future Hall of Famer's.  Here's the home page of the Auburn Doubledays... and oh hell, I just got that pun.

Being a Vanderbilt student, Dansby Swanson made sure to correct his grammar:

Thank you, Dansby.  That would have driven us all nuts.

Bryan Reynolds then asked the question inquiring minds want to know...

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 - $3,470,600 (exact slot value)

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 - $222,500 ($342,200 below slot)

103. WSH Rhett Wiseman - OF Vanderbilt - $554,100 (exact slot value)

113. CHC Darryl Wilson - OF Canton South HS (Ohio) - $1,300,000 ($800k over slot)

168. TEX Tyler Ferguson - RHP Vanderbilt - $200,000 ($96,000 below slot)

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) - $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