Who says it's impossible to make any money right out of college these days?
According to Baseball America's Jim Callis, the Red Sox have signed No. 1 pick Deven Marrero, a middle infielder from Arizona State, to a signing bonus worth 2.05 million.
RedSox, 1st-rder Deven Marrero agree on 2.05 mil bonus (1.75 mil pick value). Slick-fielding ArizonaState SS. mlbdraft Jim Callis (@jimcallisBA) June 17, 2012
Marrero was the 24th pick in this year's draft.
Teams are handling draft picks a little bit differently this year than they have in years past. Each pick has an assigned value, and each team has a certain amount of money they are allowed to use for draft picks' bonuses. Players taken after the tenth round cannot receive a signing bonus of more than 100,000.
The 24th pick this year was assigned a value of 1.75 million. Marrero's signing leaves Boston 331,700 over the assigned values for its signees in the first 10 rounds, according to Callis.