June 18, 2013 at 4:51 PM
The Red Sox have come to terms on an above-slot deal for left-handed pitcher Jake Drehoff, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America. The deal is for $175,000, and will count for $75,000 against the draft cap. As always, the deal is contingent upon the passage of a physical exam.
Drehoff, a 12th-round choice out of Southern Mississippi, tossed a 3.54 ERA in 81 1/3 innings across 15 starts. He consideres his changeup his best pitch, according to Michael Periatt of MLB.com. Per Callis, he throws his fastball in the 87 to 91 range, and supplements that with a slider.
A redshirt sophomore, Drehoff has two seasons of eligibility remaining as Southern Miss., a reason he required an overslot bonus to sign. Even with the overslot signing, the Red Sox reportedly remain well below their allotted overall slot value.
2. Teddy Stankiewicz, RHP - $1,100,000 (slot: $1,229,600)
3. Jon Denney, C - $875,000 (slot: $671,200)
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
12. Jake Drehoff, LHP - $175,000 ($75,000 counts against draft cap)
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: $142,600 under
Amount over/under bonus pool+5%: $484,110 under
Photo Credit: Jake Drehoff from southernmiss.com