A’s sign first overall Draft pick McKinney
MLB.com has confirmed that the A’s and first-round Draft pick Billy McKinney have agreed to a $1.8 million bonus, as first reported by Baseball America’s Jim Callis. That’s slightly less than the assigned value of $1,893,500 for the No. 24 overall pick.
According to a source, McKinney will fly to Oakland on Thursday to undergo a physical. Come Friday, he’ll be introduced to the media and take batting practice with the team.
Read more about McKinney, an outfielder out of Texas’ Plano West High School, here.
The A’s have not made his signing official, but they did announce on Tuesday that they’ve agreed to terms with 25 other Draft picks, including lefty Chris Kohler, their second third-round selection, and right-hander Dylan Covey, taken in the fourth round.