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The Blue Jays have signed 13th-rounder Brennan Orf to a slot deal

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Ryley Delaney
11 months ago
We’re getting a roll now!
On Monday afternoon, MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis broke that the Blue Jays were signing 13th-rounder Brennan Orf to a bonus of $150,000.
Orf was arguably the best pick of the third day from the Jays, as he slashed .351/.506/.759 with 19 homers in 253 plate appearances with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. For his three season collegiate career, he slashed .324/.471/.674 with 33 homers in 497 plate appearances, while walking more (18.9%) than striking out (17.3%).
He was also teammates with undrafted signee Bryce Arnold with the Frederick Keys in the MLB Draft League. There, Orf slashed .333/.529/.500 with no homers in 34 plate appearances. For his entire summer league career, he slashed .293/.432/.466 with six homers in 294 plate appearances.
Orf has serious power in his bat, and post great exit velocities in college and in the MLB Draft League. You can read more about that in Mason McRae’s article here.
While Orf may have signed to a bonus of $150,000, none of that will count towards the cap, as all players drafted from rounds 11-20 have a slot of $150,000 that doesn’t count towards the bonus. As it stands, the Jays have $3,334,332 remaining in bonus pool money, with 15 players to sign.

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