Checking in on the Top Unsigned MLB Draft Picks

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Checking in on the Top Unsigned MLB Draft Picks
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With a little more than 24 hours remaining until the 2011 MLB draft signing deadline, only 10 of 33 first-round picks have come to an agreement with the teams that drafted them.

With the exception of Arizona's Trevor Bauer, nine of the top 10 are still unsigned.

Fortunately, this kind of thing is rather common. Major League Baseball's rules for signing drafted players is archaic at best, and most teams have actually come to agreements with their first-rounders. The only thing preventing them from announcing their signings is MLB's iron-fist policy of waiting until the last possible minute, so as to not drive up any other player's price tags.

Formidable experts, such as Baseball America's Jim Callis, are still of the belief that every single player drafted in the first round will come to an agreement, even if it takes until the final seconds before midnight tomorrow.

This could be the final year that teams are basically allowed to spend however much they want on their picks. A new CBA could usher in a new era in the draft, one that has a bonus scale, meaning there really is no incentive not to get a deal done this year.

So without further ado, let's check in on the top unsigned players from the first round and I'll give my say.

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