The Astros second round pick, Andrew Thurman out of UC Irvine has agreed to terms and will sign.
#Astros set to sign second-round pick Andrew Thurman of UC-Irvine.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) June 14, 2013
He will be in Houston early next week for a physical and then he will sign. This makes Thurman the highest draftee to agree to terms and will likely be the highest paid as well. The bonus has not been released at this point.
He was drafted number 40 overall which brings a slot value of $1,397,200.
Once he is signed he will be assigned to the Low-A Short Season affiliate, Tri-City.
This is what Kyuss94 had to say in his draft profile before the draft:
In addition to his fastball and change, Thurman also flashes a major league quality 12-6 curveball with great bite, but it can flatten out at times and become hittable. He mixes the curve in very rarely compared to his fastball and change, and though the pitch isn't the key to his success, having a quality third offering could alter his outlook significantly. Through 75 and 2/3 innings so far this season, Thurman has 65 strikeouts against 14 walks and 71 hits allowed, only one of which is a home run. His ERA sits at 3.21.