Covering High School Sports in America
Major League Baseball implemented a new draft system this year and the result has been quick signings by nearly every high school player chosen in the first round.

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Byron Buxton, Twins

Under the new collective bargaining agreement, each team was given a Draft day pool of money to spend on draft picks. Each pick is slotted for a certain signing bonus and there is little flexibility to pay a draft pick a substantial amount of money over that slotted amount.

In the past, draft picks also had until mid-August to sign with the team that drafted them. That date was moved up to July 13 under the new agreement.

Unlike years passed when many No. 1 picks waited until the August deadline, many high school players have chosen to sign their tender less than two weeks after the draft. A total of 12 of the 16 high school players chosen in the first round have already signed.

Here's a look at the 16 high school players chosen in the first round. Those who signed a contract are listed with their signing bonus.

2. Byron Buxton, Twins - Signed, $6 million
6. Albert Almora, Cubs - Unsigned
7. Max Fried, Padres - Signed, $3 million
10. David Dahl, Rockies - Signed, $2.6 million
11. Addison Russell, A's - Signed, $2.625 million
12. Gavin Cecchini, Mets - Singed, 2.3 million
13. Courtney Hawkins, White Sox - Signed, $2.475 million
14. Nick Travieso, Reds - Signed, $2 million
16. Lucas Giolito, Nationals - Unsigned
17. DJ Davis, Blue Jays - Signed, $1.75 million
18. Corey Seager, Dodgers - Unsigned
21. Lucas Sims, Braves - Signed, $1.65 million
26. Stryker Trahan, Diamondbacks - Signed, $1.7 million
27. Clint Coulter, Brewers - Signed, $1.675 million
29. Lewis Brinson, Rangers - Signed, $1.625 million
30. Ty Hensley, Yankees - Unsigned
Note: Signing totals according to MLB.com