Austin Martin is officially a Toronto Blue Jay.
The fifth-overall pick from the 2020 draft has agreed to a deal with the Blue Jays, pending a physical, but the details are unknown.
The assigned slot value for the fifth-overall pick is $6,180,700, but it’s reasonable to assume the Jays went over-slot. Martin was projected to go as high as second overall in the draft and it was rumoured at he was looking for a signing bonus of at least $7,000,000.
Being a client of Scott Boras, it was assumed that negotiations with Martin would go all the way down to the wire of the Aug. 1 deadline, but the deal ultimately got done well in advance. First overall pick Spencer Torkelson agreeing to a deal with the Detroit Tigers was probably the domino that needed to fall in order for the Jays and Martin to agree on a signing bonus.
The Jays now have four of their five draft picks from this year’s class signed. Second- and third-round picks C.J. Van Eyk and Trent Palmer signed over-slot deals and fifth-round pick Zack Britton signed an under-slot deal. The only player left to sign is fourth-round pick Nick Frasso, but …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation