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Druw Jones reported signing with D-backs

That was quick.

2022 Major League Baseball Draft Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images

According to Jon Heyman, the Arizona Diamondbacks have inked their first-round pick, the #2 overall choice in the draft, less than 48 hours after the choice was announced.

[Update] Turns out it was about four grand more. :)

It’s also a record for the Diamondbacks to pay a draft choice. The last time they had a pick this high was in 2015, when they had the first overall pick. That season, they signed shortstop Dansby Swanson, but got him for about $2 million less than his slot value, eventually agreeing on a deal worth $6.5 million. But if his career is anything like as good as that of his father, Hall of Famer Very Good Andruw Jones, we’ll be fine. He was a five-time All-Star, ten-time Gold Glover, and put up 37.5 bWAR simply through his first six full seasons. With the recent success of second-generation players like the juniors of Fernando Tatis, Vlad Guerrero and Bobby Witt, we can only hope Jones is like father, like son.