While the 2013 MLB draft is now more than a month in the past, not every first-round pick has signed a professional deal with the organization that selected them.
All but four prospects taken in the first round have inked big-league contracts, and time is running out for those who have yet to sign on the dotted line. These prospects have until 5 p.m. ET on Friday, July 12 to sign with their respective teams. If they don’t, then they can return to school for next season if they’re still eligible.
One player who has signed is Mark Appel. Last season, Appel was drafted by the Pirates, but instead of signing with Pittsburgh, he returned to Stanford for his senior campaign. Appel pitched well for the Cardinal and was chosen as the first overall pick in this year’s draft by the Houston Astros, who signed him to a lucrative deal.
In the coming days, we’ll learn if three college players and one high school player are going to sign professional contracts or return to their schools for the 2013-14 season.
In the meantime, let’s analyze the chances that the deals get done before the deadline. Here are the odds that each drafted prospect reaches a deal before time runs out.