Nikorak, Nevin Signed and Headed to GJ


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The signatures continue to pile up as the Colorado Rockies keep signing their 2015 draft picks. Right-handed pitcher Mike Nikorak (27th overall) and third baseman Tyler Nevin (38th overall) both agreed to terms with the major-league Rockies on Wednesday, and both will don Grand Junction Rockies jerseys.

The Rockies had to shell out a little extra money to persuade Nikorak to go straight to the pros and forgo his scholarship at the University of Alabama. Nikorak received a $2.3 million signing bonus, which is almost $300 thousand over the slot value of the pick.

To make it a hat trick of top draft picks headed to Grand Junction, the added Nevin to the bunch. Tyler, the son of 1992 number one overall pick Phil Nevin, hails from Poway High School in California, and signed for just over $1 million. Nevin's signing bonus is pretty much on par with that pick's slot value.

Additionally, the Rockies' third-round and 11th-round picks, pitchers Javier Medina and Mike Zimmerman will also join the Grand Junction Rockies roster, and will meet up with the team on the current road trip in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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