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Indians agree to terms with first-round pick Clint Frazier

Jun 15, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

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Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that the Indians have agreed to terms with first-round pick Clint Frazier.

Frazier, a high school outfielder out of Georgia, was selected fifth overall in last week’s First-Year Player Draft. He’s set to receive a $3.5 million bonus, which is a little under MLB’s assigned value of $3.787 million for the pick. So the Indians can now use the savings to secure some of their other draft picks.

Frazier confirmed news of the signing on his Twitter account last night.

With his bat speed and power potential from the right side of the plate, Frazier was considered by many to be the top high school bat in this year’s draft class. He’s obviously a long way from making an impact in Cleveland, but some think he has a chance to stick in center field.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Good luck kid. I hope that you have a very good career. Nice to see him leave some money on the table that could be used by other draft picks. That is a sign that he is probably a team player.

    • largebill - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:52 AM

      Don’t know if it is a sign he is a team player. I doubt it had anything to do with him leaving money so other players could be signed. More likely it is a sign he is anxious and motivated to get started in pro ball. It was obvious he had no intention of going to college so his only leverage was threatening to hold out and reenter next years draft. This kid was not going to do that over a small percentage between what was offered and the max for that slot.

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