Another day with not a lot of quack. Here's what I could scrounge up this morning:
- After a standout junior season in which he set the single-season RBI record, Ryon Healy has signed with the Oakland Athletics and will begin his professional career. Healy was selected in the third round (#100 overall) in this year's draft and was the top Duck selected. Ryon's signing bonus was reportedly just over $500,000, or right above slot.
- Cole Wiper's signing with the Texas Rangers was also announced yesterday. Wiper was selected in the 10th round and leaves after only pitching 12 innings for the Ducks while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Wiper received a $700,000 signing bonus, well above slot (more than the Rangers spent on their second-round pick, in fact).
- It was posted in the comments of yesterday's fix, but in case you missed it: Ted Miller takes a look at what each North team returns from their rushing attack last year. Unfortunately, Wazzu only returns 58% and not 137%. Kevin Gemmell also has post detailing how many ESPN top 300 recruits each school has received verbal "commitments" from thus far. He also lists some top prospects that are still undecided but are thought to have a leader and includes athlete John "JuJu" Smith ending up at USC. I am not sure what this means.
- Joe Freeman of the Oregonian has a short piece on hTony Woods who attended a recent predraft workout for the Blazers_woods_part_of_trail_blazers_predraf.html. Woods has also worked out for the Celtics.