Feb 18, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti speaks to the media during MLB media day at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians Sign Top Draft Pick Bradley Zimmer


The Cleveland Indians locked up their top draft pick, signing 21st overall pick Bradley Zimmer  to an estimated $1.9 million dollar signing bonus. The Indians have not confirmed terms of the bonus.

The team also announced the signing of its third-round pick, 1B Bobby Bradley (97th overall), from Gulfport, MS.

The signing of Zimmer, a left-handed hitting outfielder from the University of San Fransisco, follows the signings of 31st overall pick LHP Justus Sheffield and second-round RHP Grant Hockin, leaving Virgina OF Mike Papi, selected with the Tribe’s competitive balance pick in between rounds one and two, as the only unsigned player among Cleveland’s four top draft picks. The Indians held four of the first 61 picks in the draft. For Indians fans who’d like to know more about Zimmer, here’s a video of one of his at bats in college. The swell folks at Baseball Prospectus also have a short video of Zimmer in action on defense. If you’re craving even more draft coverage, Wahoo’s on the Mic discussed the Indians’s draft on a recent episode, and editor Kyle Downing did a rundown of the team’s day one picks

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