Cal commit and second-round draft pick Kyren Paris signs with Angels

Paris, a 17-year-old shortstop from Freedom High in Oakley, Calif., was committed to Cal, the alma mater of Angels scouting director Matt Swanson. He decided to begin his professional career instead, signing for an above-slot bonus of $1.4 million, said a club official who was not authorized to publicly comment. MLB recommended a slot value of $1.31 million for the 55th pick of the draft, which Paris was.


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