"It was pretty cool to be drafted even though it was in the later rounds," Bugg told TSD. "I missed most of my season because I had a stress fracture in my foot. It was cool to be drafted even though I didn't pitch for the last two months. It was just a nice experience."
With the Draft just finishing up on Saturday, Bugg has yet to figure out where things stand with the Baltimore organization. However, Bugg does have a pretty good sense of how things work with the negotiation process and he understands why he was drafted when he was.
"I haven't really started any negotiations because it was so late in the draft," said Bugg. "They could only give me like $100,000 up to the tenth round. They would have to get approval to give me what I want. I'm not sure how deep the discussion will go, but they just wanted to draft me to see how I would respond this summer after my injury."
Because he signed with LSU, the opportunity to play in the College World Series is something that Bugg has always looked forward to. Now that he will have a very important decision to make within the next month, Bugg knows of one thing that will definitely factor into his decision making process.
"Actually, that is one of the main reasons I chose to go to LSU because of how successful they are. I've been watching them all year and it is really cool to picture myself in their position next year." "Watching them in Omaha will definitely be an experience because I want to get there too."
"There's probably a pretty good chance that I'll be at this point. Unless they want to offer a pretty substantial amount of money, then I'll be at LSU. Things could get interesting if they do that, but we will just see. I haven't really even talked to them yet."
Bugg feels that attending LSU to play baseball is in his future, however, he also knows that anything can happen between now and the July 12th signing deadline.
"I'm definitely considering things, but nothing is set in stone," said Bugg. "I'm leaning more towards LSU right now, though."