Astros, Dykxhoorn agree to signing bonus
The Astros and sixth-round pick Brock Dykxhoorn, a right-handed pitcher from Central Arizona College, have agreed to a signing bonus and should have a contract finalized soon after working through the final details.
“I have basically agreed to signing bonus and it’s just the education package and stuff, just minor stuff like that,” Dykxhoorn told MLB.com. “It’s definitely exciting and a bit of a relief, too. I knew what I wanted going in and the Astros were able to meet it. It was a pretty easy decision for me.”
The pick, 166 overall, comes with an assigned slot value of $277,400.
Dykxhoorn is a 6-foot-8, 240-pound pitcher out of Central Arizona College, where he posted an ERA of 2.77 in 78 innings. Dykxhoorn struck out 114 while walking 27.
Dykxhoorn, 19, was drafted in the 20th round out of high school by Cincinnati and was a member of Team Canada’s junior national team. He pitched in 10 games his freshman season at West Virginia, posting a 3.15 ERA and a 2-1 record. He struck out 20 and walked 11 before moving to Central Arizona College.
Because he’s a native of Ontario, Canada, he said he would need to acquire a work visa before he could report to a Minor League club.