July 11, 2013 at 6:37 PM
According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with 30th round selection, outfielder Nick Longhi. Jim Callis of Baseball America is reporting that Longhi's bonus is $440,000.
A rare prospect that bats right-handed but throws left-handed, Longhi slipped in the draft due to a belief that he was strongly committed to Louisiana State. The 6-foot-2, 17-year-old outfielder is seen to have plus power potential and could profile as a corner outfielder or first baseman. The product of Venice High School in Florida, Longhi was also prominent presence on the mound, reportedly featuring a low 90's fastball and a solid curveball.
Longhi's bonus is commensurate with fourth round money, below many projections that believed Longhi would be looking for second or first round money to sign.
Photo Credit: Nick Longhi by Perfect Game