The Chicago Cubs announced Friday they signed No. 2 overall draft pick Kris Bryant, who took batting practice with the team before their game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. A source told ESPNChicago.com on Wednesday that Bryant's deal is for $6.7 million, the highest for a draft pick in this year's class. The 21-year-old third baseman led the nation with 31 home runs and batted .329 with 62 RBIs for the University of San Diego last season. He will begin his Cubs career at Short-A ball in Boise, Idaho but will first report to Mesa, Ariz., for a brief tuneup. The Cubs have signed 24 draft picks, including each of their first 13 picks, 19 of their first 20 and 22 of their first 25.
Cubs announce signing of top pick Bryant
ESPN | Jul 12