The Giants made sure Kyle Harrison's next stop isn't UCLA.
Harrison, the Giants' third-round pick in this year's MLB draft, reportedly has agreed to a signing bonus worth nearly $2.5 million, according to Marc Delucchi. That is well above the slot for the No. 85 pick in the draft.
The #SFGiants and their 3rd round pick, De La Salle HS (CA) LHP Kyle Harrison, agreed to a signing bonus around $2,500,000 ($710,700 slot) pending a physical, per industry source.
I'm told Harrison is a Boras advisee and it took a big number to forego @UCLABaseball commitment.
— Marc Delucchi (@maddelucchi) June 15, 2020
Harrison was the only high school prospect the Giants drafted this year. They very well could have taken under-slot players before and after Harrison to make sure they could sign the De La Salle High School (Concord) product. It's clear the Giants view Harrison as much more than a third-round pick.
Over his three-year high school career, the 6-foot-2 left-hander dominated on the hill. He allowed just one earned run and struck out 18 batters in nine innings this year before the season was shut down due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Harrison went 21-1 with a 1.19 ERA at De La Salle.
Kyle Harrison dominated at De La Salle
Harrison went 21-1 with a 1.19 ERA and 192 strikeouts in his high school career https://t.co/pC93h70lOB
— Dalton Johnson (@DaltonJ_Johnson) June 11, 2020
The lefty was ranked as the 63rd-best prospect by MLB.com going into the draft, and No. 71 by Baseball America. Harrison is seen as one of the most polished high school arms in the country, and is a Team USA alum.
There's a lot to really, really like about Giants third-round pick Kyle Harrison. Dominant at De La Salle pic.twitter.com/faSTT95nLb
— Dalton Johnson (@DaltonJ_Johnson) June 12, 2020
Harrison sits in the low 90s right now with a sweeping breaking ball that is tough to hit from his three-quarters arm slot. The Giants clearly see sky-high potential for Harrison, and he could move quickly in the farm system for a prep pitcher.
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