While Braves fans still wait on word on if and when their first round pick Carter Stewart will sign, the Braves have largely done well to secure their draft picks from this year’s draft. Greyson Jenista, their 2nd round pick, is already in Danville rookie ball doing his thing along with a large portion of the draft class.
Well, Braves fans got good news as several more players from the draft’s first 10 rounds signed including the one player that was going to be the biggest overslot wild card.
4th-rder Tristan Beck signs w/@Braves for $900k (pick 112 = $497,800). Stanford RHP, advanced feel, plus changeup, potential solid fastball and curveball. Missed 2017 with stress fracture in back. @MLBDraft— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 29, 2018
The Braves got a gift in the fourth round after not having a third round pick in this year’s draft to due MLB’s penalties as Stanford’s Tristan Beck fell to them despite being considered by many to be a 1st to 2nd round talent. A stress fracture in his back cost him a first round selection last year and it appears as though he has had enough of amateur ball. Also, $900K is lower than what some were thinking it would take to sign him, so overall this is great news.
For a reintroduction to Beck and what he has to offer, you can go to our write-up on him from the draft right here.
Other players that signed include AJ Graffanino, their 8th round pick, for $300K as well as Ryan Shetter, their 9th round pick, for $135K.
The Braves have roughly $5.36 million of their bonus pool left. The bulk of that is currently slated to go to Stewart with the rest going to potential overslot signees amongst those picked past the 10th round.