The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with their top five selections of the 2012 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft, including outfielder Lewis Brinson, the 29th overall selection.
Brinson, a 6-4, 180-pound center fielder, batted .394 with four doubles, four triples, four home runs, 21 RBI, and 11 stolen bases as a senior for Coral Springs (Fla.) High School. He had committed to the University of Florida. Sources said he signed for $1.625 million.
Also agreeing were: 3B Joey Gallo, Bishop Gorman High School, Henderson, Nev. (compensation round, 39th overall); RHP Collin Wiles, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, Kan. (compensation round, 53rd overall); OF Jamie Jarmon, Indian River High School, Dagsboro, Del. (second round, 83rd overall); and OF Nick Williams, Ball High School, Galveston (second round, 93rd overall).
Gallo signed for $2.25 million, while the others signed for slot.