Mets Sign 11th Rounder Cameron Planck for $1 Million

By Teddy Klein

July 12, 2016 23 Comments

It appears that the 11th rounder, High School right handed pitcher Cameron Planck from Rowan County High School in Kentucky, has signed with the Mets. There were previous reports that Planck had turned down third round money, which is around $600,000, and was looking for more to buy him out of his commitment to Louisville.

According to his twitter, that is locked, he stated:

I have decided to sign with the @Mets. I promised momma I’d make it one day and I finally have fulfilled my promise. Thanks for everything.

He was Baseball America’s #228 top draft prospect.

Planck is yet another big-bodied (6-foot-3, 225 pound) high school righthander with present physicality. The Louisville signee has shown plenty of velocity?he’s touched 95 mph and sat in the low-90s this spring?and his arm stroke is nice and clean. But his inconsistent delivery leads to control troubles, and his secondary stuff has been poor for much of the spring, although he will spin an average slider and then follow it up with three or four poor ones.

The bonus received by Planck was $1,000,001 giving the Mets $1,017,199 to sign #31 Pick Anthony Kay, whose slot stands at 1,972,100, and they need to sign Kay to keep themselves away from any penalties in the draft next year. Honestly, something is going on with the Kay camp for him to take less than slot. Stay tuned…

Additional Notes:

29th Rounder Alex Haynes is going to college: