2011 Draft Signings: Signings will go right up to deadline
|Michael Roth (Photo: AP)|
All that said above for the top ten guys, the same does not apply to 20th round pick left-hander Dillon Peters. He is not a sure thing, and probably more 50-50 and a fallback in the event something goes sour with one of the top ten guys. He has a strong commitment to Texas where even late first round money may not be enough to pry him away.
24th round pick third baseman Taylor Sparks is not expected to sign and will attend UC Irvine, according to head coach Mike Gillespie.
Don’t expect anything to happen anytime soon with 31st round pick left-hander Michael Roth. Fresh off helping his South Carolina teammates win a second consecutive College World Series championship, he is off to Spain for six weeks for a work-study program. His lack of interest in getting in touch with scouts during this year’s draft and his comments lacking any sense of urgency suggest he is almost certainly expecting to go back to school and won’t sign. If I were placing odds on him, I’d say 10% at best he signs with the Indians, and that’s being generous.
Over the weekend the Indians announced that they officially signed 33rd round pick right-handed pitcher Jack Wagoner. He has been assigned to short season Single-A Mahoning Valley.
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