Diamondbacks sign draft picks Smith and Varsho
PHOENIX (AP) Infielder Pavin Smith, the seventh overall pick in this year's amateur draft, agreed to a minor league contract with that Arizona Diamondbacks that includes a signing bonus of $5,016,300.
The 21-year-old, whose bonus matched the slot value, hit .342 with 13 home runs and a school-record 77 RBIs in 59 games as a junior at Virginia this year. He has 178 RBIs in three seasons, second-most in school history.
Arizona also announced a deal Wednesday with catcher Daulton Varsho, the 68th overall pick. The 20-year-old Varsho hit .362 with 11 homers and 39 RBIs in 54 games with Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a junior in 2017.
Arizona has reached deals with 22 of its 40 selections.