All 3 drafted Bulls sign pro deals
A whirlwind five-day span for three drafted Bulls baseball players concluded Wednesday morning when RF Luke Maglich became the last of the trio to sign a pro contract.
The Phillies' 34th-round pick, Maglich confirmed he signed Wednesday morning, and expects to learn his minor league assignment Friday. He joins Bulls right-handed starter Brandon Lawson (Rays, 12th round) and right-handed closer Tommy Eveld (Diamondbacks, ninth round), who signed their paperwork Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
Lawson reported Tuesday to suburban New York City to join the Hudson Valley Renegades, Tampa Bay's short-season Class A affiliate in the New York-Penn League. Eveld joins the Diamondbacks' short-season A team, the Hillsboro (Ore.) Hops.
At least three USF signees/commitments also were drafted. Winter Haven High RHP Tobias Myers, picked in the sixth round (181st overall) by the Orioles, told The Ledger of Lakeland he intends to sign with Baltimore.
Fort Pierce Central RHP Collin Sullivan was taken by the Padres in the 29th round, and Jacksonville Atlantic Coast RHP D.J. Roberts was taken with the draft's third-to-last pick (1,214 overall) by the Cubs.