The 2012 signing deadline for this year's draft was at 5:00 pm EST on Friday, and 35 of the 49 former Perfect Game All-Americans that were drafted this year ended up signing with the teams that selected them. Excluding Josh Henderson, whose signing bonus had not been revealed, the collective total that these players signed for was $55,085,100. That is an average of over $1.57 million per player.
2011 West starter Lucas Giolito signed with the Washington Nationals right before the deadline for $2.925 million. The East starter, Lance McCullers, signed with the Houston Astros for $2.5 million and made his professional debut on Friday working three scoreless innings for the Astros Gulf Coast League affiliate.
Overall the Astros made the biggest impact in the draft, signing three of the six former All-Americans they selected, including McCullers and the No. 1 overall pick, shortstop Carlos Correa, who signed quickly for $4.8 million. The Astros fourth round pick, third baseman Rio Ruiz, signed for $1.85 million.
One of the Astros unsigned All-Americans, Hunter Virant, will head to UCLA along with Cody Poteet to continue to give the Bruins an embarrassment of pitching riches. Another pitcher, right-hander Carson Fulmer, as well as outfielder Rhett Wiseman, will join another former All-American, catcher Chris Harvey at Vanderbilt. Harvey had enrolled in college a year early and hit .216 in his first year with the Commodores. All three will join another former All-American, Conrad Gregor, who is draft eligible in 2013 as a college junior and is one of the top sluggers in the country.
41 of the 46 players that participated in the 2011 Perfect Game All-American Classic were drafted, with 28 of them signing to begin their professional careers.
Here is a list of all 49 former All-Americans that were drafted in June, the teams that selected them, the year they participated in the Classic and the bonus amount they ended up signing for.
Perfect Game All-American Classic