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Blue Jays, first-rounder Austin Martin agree to deal, pending physical

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According to Sportsnet’s Hazel Mae, Vanderbilt’s Austin Martin has agreed to sign with the Toronto Blue Jays

Austin Martin (16) of Vanderbilt runs toward first base n the NCAA 2018 Division I Baseball Championship regional match up on June 3, 2018 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson, S.C. 
Austin Martin (16) of Vanderbilt, not wearing an undershirt, runs toward first base.
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Sportsnet’s Hazel Mae reported this afternoon that the Blue Jays will be signing their first-round draft pick Austin Martin pending a physical.

There are no details yet about Martin’s signing bonus. His slot value, as the fifth overall pick, is $6,180,700. The Blue Jays have a total pool of $9,716,500 and the ability to go another $485,824 without running into the worst penalties, so their cap is effectively $10,202,324.

They signed their second rounder CJ Van Eyk for $1,800,000, third rounder Trent Palmer for $850,000, and fifth rounder Zach Britton for $97,500. Do a bit of mental math and it gives a total of $2,747,500 in bonuses handed out so far, and a nice $6,969,000 remaining. That gives them $7,454,824 of room to give to Martin and fourth rounder Nick Frasso without forfeiting future draft picks by exceeding their pool. That $7.45 million figure lands between the second and third overall slot bonus.

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