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SF Giants sign several draft picks, including RHP Will Bednar

OMAHA, NEBRASKA - JUNE 30: Will Bednar #24 of the Mississippi St. pitches against Vanderbilt in the bottom of the first inning during game three of the College World Series Championship at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 30, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NEBRASKA - JUNE 30: Will Bednar #24 of the Mississippi St. pitches against Vanderbilt in the bottom of the first inning during game three of the College World Series Championship at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 30, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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SF Giants, Will Bednar, MLB Draft
Jun 26, 2021; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs starting pitcher Will Bednar (24) pitches in the first inning against the Texas Longhorns at TD Ameritrade Park. The SF Giants drafted Bednar in the first round of the 2021 MLB draft. (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports)

The SF Giants have officially signed several of their selections in the 2021 MLB draft, including most of their most notable picks. The Giants inked the trio of pitchers at the top of their draft class (RHP Will Bednar, LHP Matt Mikulski, and RHP Mason Black), alongside the vast majority of their remaining picks in the top ten rounds, with the exception of their fourth (Eric Silva) and tenth (Vaun Brown) round picks.

The SF Giants signed several of their top draft picks, including Will Bednar.

The 14th selection in the first round had an allocated slot value of $4,036,800. However, since Michael Holmes became the Giants amateur scouting director in 2019, the Giants have signed each of their first-round picks (Hunter Bishop and Patrick Bailey) for signing bonuses below slot value to enable them to spend more money on players later in the draft without incurring penalties. Bednar continued that trend, accepting a $3,650,000 signing bonus.

Of the remaining picks who have signed, nearly every deal that has been announced was signed for roughly complete slot value. Our own Marc Delucchi reported that ninth-round pick Mat Olsen received a $150,000 signing bonus and that they have signed prep prospect Irvin Murr III for a $125,000 signing bonus that will not count against their pool because he was selected in the 19th round.

The Giants still have several unsigned selections, primarily picks on the third day of the draft. While most of that group will sign, it’s unclear whether some of the more notable names may opt to forego turning pro and spend next season in the college ranks.

For a fuller look at the Giants draft class, check out the complete grades for the class.

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The SF Giants have signed top draft pick Will Bednar alongside a bevy of picks from their 2021 MLB draft class. More signings should follow shortly.

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