The signing bonuses for area MLB draft picks have been revealed via MLB.com.
Aurora graduate Wyatt Sparks was the last area draft pick to sign. Sparks picked up a $125,000 bonus for signing with the Rangers. He decided to forego a college career at Missouri State and sign with Texas after being drafted in the 23rd round and 689th overall.
Missouri State junior Jeremy Eierman received a $1,232,000 bonus from the Oakland Athletics. Eierman was the 70th overall pick. The pick value was $872,400, so the A’s payed almost a half million dollars over the pick value to lock down the MSU shortstop.
Dylan Coleman earned a $500,000 bonus from the San Diego Padres. The Missouri State pitcher was selected in the fourth round and 111th overall.
Parkview graduate and Missouri State centerfielder Hunter Steinmetz earned a $125,000 bonus from the Toronto Blue Jays after he was selected in the 11th round, 326th overall.
Miller native Boby Johnson got a $75,000 bonus from the Colorado Rockies. Johnson, who pitched for Bradley University this year, was 4-2 with a 3.93 era with 47 strikeouts in 50.1 innings for the Braves this year.