The Angels have agreed to sign first-round pick Sam Bachman for a bonus of $3,847,500, which is about $1.1 million below the slot value for the No. 9 pick, according to Baseball America.
The Angels have not announced the deal yet, presumably because it’s not official until he completes his physical.
By signing Bachman to an under-slot deal, the Angels have extra money in their bonus pool to allocate for other picks.
Bachman, a 21-year-old right-hander, had a 1.81 ERA this spring for Miami (Ohio) University. He struck out 93 in 59-2/3 innings.
Bachman is believed to be close to major league ready as a reliever, although the Angels view him as a starter in the long term.
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Source:: Los Angeles Daily News