Urban Academy comes through

This doesn’t qualify necessarily as "big draft signing news" — at least not the kind of stuff people are probably looking for here, but I had to post a quick note giving props to the Urban Youth Academy out in Compton, Calif.  Five Academy players were drafted back in June and there’s news of two signings.

The first is fourth-round pick Reggie Williams, who signed with the Twins. He’s an infielder from Bellflower High School  who’s got some interesting tools, particularly a nice left-handed swing.

Also signing was Astros’ 43rd round pick Marques Williams. Astros GM Tim Purpura  paid a visit to the Academy to attend the official signing.

I promise I’ll get back to the rumor mill shortly…


Hey Jonathan, Have you heard anything about the Red Sox signing their late round pick and guys like William Middlebrooks, Anthony Rizzo and David Mailman. They took a lot of speculation picks who you are hearing they will sign.

I’ve heard they’ve gotten or will get Middlebrooks and Rizzo done, for above slot bonuses. Mailman, I believe, is still up in the air.

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