Astros, Nix come to agreement

Astros’ fifth-round draft pick Jacob Nix, who was considered to be a tough signing based on his commitment to UCLA, told MLB.com on Tuesday he had agreed to a deal to join the Astros. He said he’ll be in Houston next week to sign his contract, take a physical and have a press conference.

MLB.com’s Jim Callis reported Nix agreed to a $1.5 million signing bonus, which is well above the assigned slot value of $370,500 for the 136th pick.

“It’s a dream come true,” he told MLB.com. “It’s pretty crazy we were able to come to an agreement in the fifth round.”

Nix is a 6-foot-3 right-handed pitcher from Los Alamitos High School in California. He pitched on Team USA’s under-18 team gold medal winning team in 2013. Also on the team was Houston’s Brady Aiken, whom the Astros selected with the No 1. overall pick, and the two are friends.

“After not being drafted on the first day, I was expecting to go to school and we ended up sorting out a better deal in the fifth round,” Nix said. “I had my dollar figure and if I got my dollar figure I’d turn pro and if it were a dollar less I was going to college. It was a fairly easy decision.”

Nix said he will report to Kissimmee, Fla., next week to begin his pro career.

1 Comment

body{font-size:10pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{margin:0px;}

Brian, yep, another one to Chak up, another big guy, maybe young, but they come around after getting in the “Big League ” after a year or so !!!      Ralph

     

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 75 other followers

%d bloggers like this: