Report: Cubs close to giving record bonus to No. 2 pick Kris Bryant
The Cubs are nearing a record-breaking deal with No. 2 overall draft pick Kris Bryant, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Bryant, the draft's premier power hitter, reportedly could receive a signing bonus that tops the $6.35 million bonus No. 1 pick Mark Appel received from the Astros. The Twins gave high school outfielder Byron Buxton a $6 million bonus as last year's No. 2 overall pick.
Bryant was named the 2013 Dick Howser Trophy winner as college baseball's player of the year after hitting 31 home runs as a junior at the University of San Diego last season.told MLB.com