Top Pick Earns $6.15 Mil
Last week, Tim Beckham received a $6.15 million signing bonus after being selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft. The $6.15 million bonus is the largest sum that any drafted player has received in the history of the MLB; it is $50,000 more than Justin Upton received as the #1 pick in 2005. Beckham will now report to the Rookie ball affiliate, Princeton Devil Rays. The team is located in Princeton, West Virginia, not to be confused with the popular northeast school in New Jersey.
Any thoughts on the size of the bonus?