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Angels, first-rounder Sam Bachman agree at $3,847,500


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On 7/14/2021 at 5:00 PM, rafibomb said:

Mason Albright was the lone prep arm we took in round 12 (351 overall) and was ranked 122 among all draft prospects by MLB Pipeline.

https://www.fredericknewspost.com/sports/level/professional/angels-take-chance-on-thurmonts-albright-in-12th-round-of-mlb-draft/article_70d57fab-fe4f-54fe-b5e7-0e0f29fe4fd1.html

“We thought he was going to get called [Monday], and he did. He got multiple calls throughout the day [from various teams]. It just didn’t work out financially,” Albright said. “So, I wasn’t really expecting it to happen today.”

When Mason’s agent called again a few hours later, informing him on the construction site that his son had been selected in the 12th round of the draft by the Los Angeles Angels with the 351st pick overall, Gary Albright was both “super excited” and “super surprised.”

“A lot of people don’t see what happens behind the scenes,” Albright said of his son’s determination and work ethic to make a moment like this possible. “He works his tail off when nobody is watching.”

Mason Albright is a 5-11, 185-pound left-handed pitching prospect who played at Catoctin High School before transferring to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, for his senior year and the chance to play alongside some of the best prospects in the country.

Albright is the first Frederick County baseball player to be drafted right out of high school since Thomas Johnson graduate and former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Branden Kline was selected in the sixth round of the 2009 draft by the Boston Red Sox with the 198th overall pick.

It’s unclear what sort of financial offer the Angels might have made Albright to convince him to give up his college scholarship and sign with them right away.

“I don’t think teams draft a kid, only having 20 rounds this year, without knowing the kid is possibly going to sign,” said T.J. Hose, Albright’s pitching coach. “Kudos to [Mason] for staying firm [on what he wanted financially] and betting on himself.”

Hose is familiar with Albright’s thinking and has been kept in the loop throughout the entire draft process.

“From what I am hearing, he is getting a significant offer that is going to be a very tough decision for him to make,” Hose said.

If Albright turns down whatever the Angels offer and decides to go to Virginia Tech, he will not be eligible to be drafted again until after his junior season.

This is probably the guy that they are going way over slot for.  

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  • Chuckster70 changed the title to Angels, first-rounder Sam Bachman agree at $3,847,500

Also comparisons sake Kumar Rocker signed for 6 million which is around 1.25 million above slot. So all in all the Angels saved about an extra 2.5 million to spend on their draft class by taking Bachman instead of Rocker.

 

 

Also the Met's second rounder was a guy was their 46th pick but ranked outside the top 100 due to likely saving money for the aforementioned Rocker deal. Ziegler signed for a 707,400 underslot deal.

 

 

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I feel like it wouldn’t be bad to have separate college and high school drafts.

I mean, they are pretty different.  One you are trying to entice a high schooler to choose to go pro now, and the other you are drafting all guys that are ready to go pro.

Maybe I just want more events to entertain me.

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3 minutes ago, Tank said:

so when we sign a player, that puts them under contract for how long exactly?

That’s the signing bonus.  

They have first off the time until becoming Rule 5 eligible (after 3 years?).

Then once they make it to the bigs, the player takes what the club offers, although sometimes a contract is agreed upon before the 3 years to arbitration is up.

Then during arbitration years, that’s where either the two sides agree on an amount or it goes to binding arbitration.

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Just now, Angel Oracle said:

That’s the signing bonus.  

They have first off the time until becoming Rule 5 eligible (after 3 years?).

Then once they make it to the bigs, the player takes what the club offers, although sometimes a contract is agreed upon before the 3 years to arbitration is up.

Then during arbitration years, that’s where either the two sides agree on an amount or it goes to binding arbitration.

thanks for the details. for some reason i just wasn't familiar with any of this.

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41 minutes ago, angelsnationtalk said:

Who's got insight on Mason Albright and what his potential looks like? I assume if the Angels are going to make him a solid offer then they have high hopes for this kid...

Anyone know??

Albright transferred from the Midwest to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. for his senior season, joining players like outfielder James Wood and lefthander Drew Gray as high-profile transfers to the Florida powerhouse. At his best, Albright dominates opposing hitters with his fastball from the left side, though there are many pitchers in the class who throw harder than the 93-94 mph he frequently tops out at. Scouts frequently call Albright’s heater an “invisiball” and he routinely racks up whiff after whiff with the pitch, even against some of the better hitters in the class. The pure spin rates aren’t outrageous (1900-2200 rpm), but something about Albright’s fastball routinely sneaks over the bats of hitters. Albright also throws a curveball and a changeup, though scouts have described his secondaries as fringe-average pitches. Albright has an extended, one-piece arm action that gets lengthy and inverted in the back, which isn’t always conducive to ripping off hard breaking balls, and he’s been slurvy in the mid 70s with decent shape. While Albright has shown fairly advanced command despite that long arm action, there are some scouts who think he’ll need to shorten it up to get to a more consistent curveball—but that change could also impact the life on his fastball. Albright is listed at just 6 feet, 190 pounds, so there’s not a ton of physical projection left and because of that some teams might want to see him perform at Virginia Tech, unless he’s signable on Day Two.

https://www.baseballamerica.com/draft-history/mlb-draft-database/#/?Year=2021&Round=0&TeamId=1000&Position=&SchoolName=&FourYearSchoolType=false&JuniorCollegeType=false&HighSchoolType=false&OtherSchoolType=false&StateOrCountry=&Signed=&SigningBonusMin=0&SigningBonusMax=0&PlayerName=&OverallNumber=0

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