Deal finalized with top pick Shaffer for $1.71M
Shaffer shakes on the deal with scouting director R.J. Harrison. Photo courtesy of Rays.
The Rays finalized their deal with top draft pick Richie Shaffer in advance of this afternoon's deadline.
Shaffer, per Baseball America, got $1,712,500, slightly below the slot value of $1,725,000.
The third baseman from Clemson will report to short-season Class A Hudson Valley.