The St. Louis Cardinals’ first selection in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, Michigan outfielder Nick Plummer, told the Detroit News that he has agreed to sign for the recommended slot value for his pick, which is $2.124,400.
The 18-year-old said he will travel to the Cardinals complex in Jupiter, Florida for his physical examination on Friday or Monday before signing his contract. Plummer indicated he will be assigned to short-season Johnson City to begin his professional career. The rookie-level Appalachian League gets underway on June 23rd.
Plummer is a 5-foot-10, 200-pounder who hit .520 during his senior season at Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield, Michigan. He scored 68 runs, stole 32 bases, walked 32 times, drove in 23 and hit 22 doubles in 41 games while striking out just 10 times. The latter is especially noteworthy since his prep league starts all batters with a 1-1 count. He had previously committed to play college ball for the University of Kentucky.
This news has not yet been confirmed by the Cardinals organization, which has been allocated $7,387,600 in total to cover its first 10 rounds, consisting of 12 picks.
Update: The Post-Dispatch reports that Plummer will travel to St. Louis this weekend for the physical and signing ceremonies. A later update from Rob Rains is that Plummer's coming out party in St. Louis will be on Monday, June 15.
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