Dansby Swanson and the Arizona Diamondbacks struck an 11th-hour deal on Friday, ending the Vanderbilt's star college tenure. The Commodore shortstop signed a contract with a reported $6.5 million signing bonus to avoid becoming the second straight #1 overall pick pass up a professional deal and return to amateur baseball.
Swanson was the final Vanderbilt athlete to ink a professional contract; his deal was officially reported by the Diamondbacks at 5:03 PM Eastern time - three minutes past the signing deadline.
With Swanson, Arizona will get a former College World Series Most Outstanding Player who earned several Player of the Year honors this spring. He led Vanderbilt in batting average (.335), home runs (15), slugging percentage (.623), runs (76) and walks (43). He also stole 16 bases in 18 attempts. He'll report to Arizona's Rookie League team in Missoula, Montana in the coming weeks.
Here's what the final list of Vanderbilt draftees - including recruits - looks like now that the signing period has officially ended:
2015 MLB Draft Signings Tracker (Vanderbilt Edition):
1. ARI Dansby Swanson - SS Vanderbilt - $6,500,000 ($2.116,900 under slot value, still one hell of a lot of money)
8. CHW Carson Fulmer - RHP Vanderbilt - $3,470,600 (exact slot value)
24. LAD Walker Buehler - RHP Vanderbilt - $1,780,000 ($314,400 under slot value)
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)
12th. MIN Zander Wiel - 1B Vanderbilt - Signed on 7/11 (amount not known)
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