SAN FRANCISCO — After he visited AT&T Park for a pre-draft workout, Joey Bart said the cool weather made him feel like he could take swings all day. He’ll be back there on Monday.
Bart was one of 32 Giants draft picks to sign, the team announced Sunday. The No. 2 overall selection in the draft will get a signing bonus of $7.025 million, per Jim Callis of MLB.com, which is the largest upfront bonus ever for a position player.
Bart, the highest Giants draft pick since Will Clark in 1985, led the ACC in batting average last season (.359) and hit 16 homers. He posted a .471 on-base percentage and slugged .632. Bart has been working out at the team facility in Arizona but will be introduced at AT&T Park before Monday’s game.
In addition to Bart, the Giants signed the rest of their top 16 selections and 23 of their first 25.