The Astros' second overall pick and LSU shortstop Alex Bregman has reached an agreement with Houston, reports MLB.com's Chandler Rome.
Alex Bregman has landed in Houston. He says he's agreed to a deal. #Astros pic.twitter.com/NXM73GqTAU— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) June 24, 2015
Bregman commented that he had reached the agreement, while at William P. Hobby Airport Wednesday. Bregman stated that he may be introduced Thursday before the Astros series against the Yankees.
The Astros haven't confirmed the report of an agreement and the slot value.
Bregman was the second pick in the 2015 draft, the Astros compensation pick after not signing Brady Aiken the previous season. He was the second shortstop selected in the draft, following Vanderbilt's Dansby Swanson -- drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Bregman finished his junior season batting .323 (84x260) with 22 doubles, three triples, nine home runs, 59 runs scored, 49 RBIs, 36 walks, and 38 stolen bases.
The major questions around the Astros signing Bregman is -- what will he sign for? The Astros selected Daz Cameron with the 37th pick overall. The Astros will need to sign Bregman under the $7,420,100.00 (the slot value for the second overall pick) to make room to sign Cameron for more than $1,325,700.00 (37th pick's slot value).
At the moment, Houston has already saved just under a million dollars with their signed top 10 draft picks.
The remaining unsigned top 10 picks are Thomas Eshelman, Riley Ferrell, and Cameron.