Draft reports: Davis deal done; Hall, too
The Brewers have reached deals with their top two remaining unsigned Draft picks, Baseball America reported on its blog Monday afternoon.
According to the posts, Milwaukee gave supplemental first-round pick Kentrail Davis a $1.2 million bonus and fourth-rounder Brooks Hall $700,000. Davis was a University of Tennessee outfielder and still had two years of eligibility remaining, and Hall was a prep right-hander who was committed to go to the University of South Carolina.
Davis received nearly $100,000 more than Milwaukee’s first-round pick, Indiana University right-hander Eric Arnett, who was selected 26th overall, and 42 percent over Major League baseball’s “slot” recommendation of $844,200 for the 39th pick. Hall’s bonus, meanwhile, was more than 3 1/2 times better than MLB’s recommendation of $198,000 for the 136th pick.
The 6-foot-5 Hall threw a perfect game this season for T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, S.C. in which he struck out 12 batters on 76 pitches and reportedly didn’t throw a pitch below 90 mph. He also sports a quality slider.
The Brewers are also very high on prep second baseman Scooter Gennett, their 16th round pick and Milwaukee’s only other selection in the first 20 round who remains unsigned. The deadline for deals with 2009 Draft picks is 11 p.m. CT today.