The Rangers and supplemental first-round choice Luke Jackson have agreed to a $1,557,000 bonus. That bonus ties for the fifth-highest so far in this year's draft, exceeded only by four players chosen in the first 13 picks and matching what Texas gave No. 15 overall selection Jake Skole. It also dwarfs MLB's recommendation of $764,100 for Jackson's No. 45 slot.
A product of Calvary Christian High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jackson is an athletic 6-foot-2, 170-pound righthander with a fastball that sits at 90-94 mph and reaches 96. He was part of Miami's recruiting class.
The Rangers have now signed twelve of their first thirteen picks from June's first year player draft. Fifth round pick Justin Grimm from Georgia is the only draftee selected by the Rangers in the first ten rounds that Texas has yet to sign.