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June 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Red Sox sign 17th-rounder Monge; make Williams deal official

The Red Sox have announced the signing of 17th-round draft pick Joseph Monge, and also made official the signing of 16th-rounder Jalen Williams, whose signing was reported previously. Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that Williams' deal is for $150,000. 

Drafted out of the Carlos Beltran Academy in Puerto Rico, Monge stands at six foot tall and weighs 170 lbs. According to MLB.com, he profiles as an above-average defensive center fielder, while Perfect Game noted  a plus arm, great quickness and good bat speed. No bonus number has been reported, but Monge has no college commitment, so it is unlikely to be above the $100,000 slot that would count against the Red Sox bonus pool. 

Williams, a right-hander out of Westminister Christian Academy (LA), received an over-slot bonus to sign him away from a commitment to play football at Nicholls State University. 

Here is the updated list of signings and bonus amounts:

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)
6. Jordon Austin, CF - $254,900 (slot: $254,900)
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 cap)
14. Jake Romanski, C
15. Bryan Hudson, OF
16. Jalen Williams, RHP - $150,000 ($50,000 counts against cap)
17. Joseph Monge, OF
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: $639,300 under
Amount over/under bonus pool+5%: $980,810 under
(NOTE: figures assume the club signs its picks from the first 10 rounds)

Photo credit: Joseph Monge from Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy