The waiting is over. The Chicago Cubs and second overall draft pick, third baseman Kris Bryant have agreed to a contract.
The Chicago Tribune reported on Wednesday that Bryant and the Cubs reached an agreement on a contract. The contract is the full slot value for the second overall selection which is $6,708, 4000.
In a sense, it is fair to suggest that Bryant wasted a month in where he could have already begun his development in the Cubs’ organization. Bryant is represented by Scott Boras, meaning it was expected that the third baseman would hold out for as much money as he could earn.
That being said, it was rather obvious that the Cubs were not going to go above slot money to sign Bryant nor was the College Player of the Year demanding such money.
Nonetheless, Bryant is officially a member of the Cubs’ organization.
That means that the Cubs have officially added another impact prospect to the organization.
Bryant may be added to the Boise Hawks’ roster once his signing becomes official though a quick stint in Arizona with the rookie league is not out of the question.