When the Mariners selected him at pick #83, we all knew he was gone. The only question was how high was his ask? Well, pretty high, it turns out.
One more @Mariners agreement in @MLBDraft. 3rd-rder Michael Morales has agreed to sign for $1.5 mil (pick 83 value = $733,100). @VandyBoys recruit has really good feel for 3 pitches, excellent command, more in the tank velo to come? #Mariners draft: https://t.co/mnvWFpb8MF— Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) July 22, 2021
I certainly saw him as a 1st round talent, and Seattle has now paid him as one.