Stripling, who will pitch for the Ogden Raptors in the Pioneer League, actually broke the news himself via Twitter,.
"Signing my Major League contract! #dodgers"Stripling even tweeted a photo of him signing. That's awesome. What's even more awesome is the fact he signed for nearly $100,000 less than slot recommendation.
- Slot recommendation: $228,900
- Stripling's signing bonus: $130,000
Now, more than ever, getting guys to sign for less than slot will be imperative -- especially if a team drafts players who might want more than slot to sign.
It's also been reported Dodgers' sixth-round pick Joseph Curletta will sign a deal to forgo his commitment to the University of Arizona. The recommended slot amount is $171,600.
The same goes for seventh-round pick Theo Alexander, who will play for the Arizona League Dodgers (Rookie Ball). The recommended slot amount there is $144,600.
It'll be interesting to see how many less than slot deals the Dodgers pull off. I'm expecting Seager to sign for around slot, but Garcia is going to take a lot more to sign.