Breaking down AL draft signings
The MLB draft signing deadline is every bit as insane as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and then some.
In the end, the vast majority of the top picks signed within hours of the deadline, including all but one in Round 1, putting the 2011 draft in the books.
So, let's take a look at how each club fared, keeping the critical factors in mind, such as draft position, dollars, the number of extra selections, the big catch and the one that got away, starting with the American League.
The Orioles got a deal done with right-hander Dylan Bundy -- the No. 4 overall pick who received a big league contract -- but also inked sixth-round pick Nick Delmonico, who was considered a top-100 talent and was otherwise headed to Athens, Ga., to suit up for the Bulldogs. That's a really good get for the O's.
Second-rounder Jason Esposito also signed Monday night.
The best player that got away is 12th-round pick Jason Coats, an outfielder from TCU who had a down spring and is headed back to school for his senior year. Baltimore signed each of its first 11 selections, but missed out on 30 of 50 picks overall. The Orioles spent about $7.5 million in bonuses on their 2011 class, including Bundy's $4 million.
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