Jul 25, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT
UCLA right-hander Trevor Bauer became the second top-15 pick from the 2011 draft to agree to terms when he signed a major league deal with the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Bauer, with a delivery patterned after Tim Lincecum‘s, went 13-2 with a 1.25 ERA as a college junior. He’s scheduled to report to high-A Visalia and begin his pro career immediately. If he stays healthy, he should be one of the first players from the draft to reach the majors.
With three weeks left to go before the Aug. 15 deadline, 21 of the 30 first-round picks are unsigned. Cory Spangenberg, the 10th overall pick by the Padres, signed immediately after the draft, but he and Bauer are the only two from the top 16 to agree to deals.
Update: According to FOXSportsArizona.com’s Jack Magruder, the deal is worth about $7 million over four years.
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