All five players taken in the MLB Draft who hail from Southern Miss and South Mississippi high schools have signed with their new teams.
Jim Callis of MLB.com (@jimcallisMLB) is always on top of signings of draft picks, and he tweets out contract bonuses as they roll in.
Here's a look at how four former USM and South Mississippi high school players fared with their new contracts, according to Callis:
▪ Southern Miss junior right-hander Nick Sandlin was taken in the second round as the 67th overall pick by the Cleveland Indians. He signed with the Indians for $750,000. Prior to the draft, the 67th pick was allotted a value of $939,700.
Sandlin, who some believe may be a faster riser for Indians, has already pitched one scoreless inning for the Arizona League Indians.
▪ Pascagoula outfielder Joe Garry Jr. was selected in the ninth round as the 274th overall pick by the Minnesota Twins. He inked with the Twins for $225,000. That figure is well above the $146,500 slot value for the 274th selection.
Garry made his professional debut on Tuesday, going 0-for-4 with a walk for the Gulf Coast League Twins.
▪ Southern Miss junior third baseman Luke Reynolds was made the 308th overall pick in the 10th round by the Chicago Cubs. He signed this week with the Cubs for $125,000. The dollar figure allotted to the 308th pick was $137,000.
▪ Harrison Central right-hander pitcher Brendan Hardy was taken in the 31st round as the 920th overall pick by the New York Mets. Hardy, a Jones County Junior College, signed with the Mets for $130,000.
Former D'Iberville standout Dylan Hardy has signed with the Boston Red Sox, but Callis has not reported a signing bonus for the former South Alabama outfielder. Hardy was taken in the 13th round and assigned to the Lowell (Mass.) Spinners. In two games, he is 1-for-6 with one run scored.