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June 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Boston reportedly signs fifth-rounder Corey Littrell


The Red Sox have agreed to terms with fifth-round draft pick Corey Littrell, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America. Littrell, a 6-foot-3 left-hander out of the University of Kentucky will receive a $300,000 bonus, slightly under the recommended $340,700 slotted for his position. 

Littrell is considered to have advanced pitchability, and is also an excellent fielder, winning a Gold Glove in his sophomore year. That was his best season for the Wildcats, earning All-SEC honors with a 2.74 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 98 2/3 innings pitched. Littrell experienced a slight dip in his junior year with an ERA that rose to 3.72, allowing him to slip to the Red Sox in the fifth round. 


The 2010 Louisville Slugger Kentucky School Player of the Year while with Trinity High School in Louisville, Ky., Littrell was previously drafted in 2010 by the Washington Nationals in the 35th round. He becomes a third-generation professional baseball player following his father, who played in the Los Angeles and Montreal organizations, and grandfather, Jack Littrell, who was originally signed by the Red Sox and reached the majors with the Athletics and Cubs.

Below is an updated list of reported signings and signing bonuses, where available. Please note that it was previously reported that left-handed pitcher Jake Drehoff, a 12th-round pick, has signed for $175,000. That story was retracted by Baseball America, 


1. Trey Ball, LHP - $2,750,000 (slot: $3,246,000)
2. Teddy Stankiewicz, RHP - $1,100,000 (slot: $1,229,600)
3. Jon Denney, C - $875,000 (slot: $671,200)
5. Corey Littrell, LHP - $300,000 (slot: $340, 700)
8. Forrestt Allday, CF - $10,000 (slot: $152,200)
9. Kyle Martin, RHP - $10,000 (slot: $142,200)
10. Taylor Grover, RHP - $10,000 (slot: $137,400)
11. Carlos Asuaje, 2B
14. Jake Romanski, C
15. Bryan Hudson, OF
16. Jalen Williams, RHP
18. Joe Gunkel, RHP
19. Gabe Speier, LHP - $200,000 ($100,000 counts against draft cap)
21. Reed Gragnani, 2B
24. Jantzen White, 3B
34. Danny Bethea, C 

Amount over/under bonus pool based on reported signings: $764,300 under
Amount over/under bonus pool+5%: $1,114810 under
(NOTE: figures assume the club signs its picks from the first 10 rounds)

Photo Credity: Corey Littrell from UK Athletics

 
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