During last night's game, the Indians announced that they had signed Dace Kime, their third round pick (and first pitcher taken):
#Indians announce signing of RHP Dace Kime (3rd rd.) & LHP Kenny Mathews (7th rd.), as club has agreed to terms with 18 of 39 draft picks— Cleveland Indians (@tribeinsider) June 21, 2013
Baseball America's Jim Callis has the signing details:
This is under slot. The assigned value of the draft pick was $692,200, so the Indians saved $167,200 for use elsewhere.
Kime didn't really start until his junior season, but has the stuff to stick in a major-league rotation. Like fellow Defiance Alums Chad Billingsley and Jon Niese, Kime has a wipeout curve. He also has a low-mid 90s fastball, a cutter, and change. For those of you on Twitter, you can follow Kime @DaceK35.
No details on Matthews yet, so here's the latest draft pool chart taking just the Kime signing into account.
|Round||Pick||Player||Pos.||Exp.||School||Slot Value||Actual Bonus||Diff|
|1||5||Clint Frazier||OF||High School||Loganville HS, GA||$3,787,000||$3,500,000||+$287,000|
|3||79||Dace Kime||RHP||College JR
|4||111||Kyle Crockett||LHP||College JR
|5||141||Sean Brady||LHP||High School||Ida S Baker HS, FL||$347,100||$800,000||-$452,900|
|6||171||Casey Shane||RHP||High School||Centennial HS, TX||$259,900||$150,000||+$109,900|
|7||201||Kenny Matthews||LHP||Junior College||Riverside CC||$194,800|
|8||231||Trevor Frank||RHP||College SR||California - Riverside||$158,300||$10,000||+$148,300|
|9||261||Thomas Pannone||LHP||Junior College||College of So. Nevada||$147,800||$120,000||+$27,800|
|Will not sign|
|Totals||Max = $6,050,700||$5,392,200||$5,105,000||+$287,300|
Of the Indians' pool picks, only Kyle Crockett has yet to make a decision, and he's in Cleveland: