Though he pushed it until 2 days before the signing deadline, the long shot dream of getting Jordan Lawlar in gangster pajamas has now been completely shut down.
1st-rder Jordan Lawlar's agreement w/@Dbacks is for $6,713,300 (slot 6 value = $5,742,900), max they could pay w/o exceeding their bonus pool. Texas HS SS, might have highest ceiling in entire @MLBDraft, solid to plus tools across the board. Vanderbilt recruit.— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 30, 2021
That number was the exact amount they had left in their bonus pool:
By my calculations, @Dbacks can pay 1st-rder Jordan Lawlar $6,713,300 w/o exceeding their pool & $7,276,895 w/o forfeiting a future 1st-rder.— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 30, 2021
Saved $970,400 vs pool so far. Could use some of that on Diaz (12th rd), Varnado (17th), Spence (18th), Hammond (19th) too. @MLBDraft https://t.co/bx1yKvqbSx
Not much to say, except that this makes it less likely the Bags will have enough money left to sign the other Vanderbilt SS commit they drafted, Davis Diaz in the 12th round.