The Astros have reached an agreement with Dazmon Cameron, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis.
Supp 1st-rder Daz Cameron's bonus from @Astros will be $4 mil (slot 37 = $1,668,600). Georgia HS CF w/all-around tools, Mike's son @MLBDraft— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 29, 2015
Cameron, the son of former All-Star Mike Cameron, was selected by the Astros with 37th pick in the compensation round of the 2015 MLB Draft. It was reported that Cameron's asking price was around $5 million before the draft. Once, Cameron slide out of the top ten picks, the only team with enough extra slot money left over was the Astros.
Houston signed both of their top two picks, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker, under slot -- saving around $1,708,800 between the two. The Astros signed a handful of college seniors in the top ten rounds, saving roughly around $ 2,354,900 million.
If the info that Cameron has in fact signed for $4,000,000, that would leave about 23,500 remaining in the bonus pool for the Astros remaining picks, if they wanted to sign a player over $100,000.
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Cameron will be introduced on Tuesday.
Current Top Ten Pick Pool Money
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