That completes the draft class of current players headed for the next level. Below is the complete list of LSU players that signed, how much they made with their signing bonus and a rundown of how they're performing early in their pro careers.
**Note: The number in parenthesis indicates the difference between the player's signing bonus and the assigned slot value for his pick
Round 9 (259): LHP Zac Person (Houston Astros) - $10K (-$164.2K)
While Bregman still takes in a massive payday, he went well below his slot. That's likely why the Astros decided to take him No. 2, because they could use those savings on their other top picks. Stevenson is another who's lower desired signing bonus contributed to his higher draft pick. He was projected to go anywhere from Rounds 2-6. He went at the high point of that range, and saved the Nationals more than $300,000.
Here's a rundown of where these players were assigned, and a look at the stats they've put up thus far:
Bregman (A, Quad Cities River Bandits) - .200 BA, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR, .467 SLG
Stevenson (Short A, Auburn Doubledays) - .250 BA, 1 R, 1 RBI, .308 OBP
Scivicque - No Games Played
Foster (Rookie, Orem Owlz) - .333 BA, 3 R, 2 RBI, .455 OBP
Person (Short A, Tri-City Valley Cats) - 0-1, 0.00 ERA, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 BB
Laird (Short A, Williamsport Crosscutters) - 3 AB, 1 BB, 1 SB
Hale (Short A, Everett Aquasox) - .100 BA, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B
Chinea (Rookie, Johnson City Cardinals) - .438 BA, .750 SLG, 3 R, 5 RBI, 2 2B, 1 HRLSU did also have five members of the 2015 signing class get taken in the MLB Draft. The two they expected to lose signed soon after the draft. The other three have told the LSU staff they plan to stick with their commitment.
Here's the breakdown of the five signees taken:
Round 8 (235): SS Mitch Piatnik (Cincinnati Reds) - $200K (+$26.4K)
Round 30 (910): RHP Cole McKay (Detroit Tigers) - Will come to LSU
Round 31 (937): RHP Riley Smith (Pittsburgh Pirates) - Will come to LSU
Round 32 (970): SS Trey Dawson (Detroit Tigers) - Will come to LSU