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Rockies agree to terms with Mike Nikorak

The No. 27 overall pick will join Brendan Rodgers in Grand Junction to start his pro career.

Mike Nikorak on signing day
Mike Nikorak on signing day
Drew Creasman

The Colorado Rockies and 2015 first-round draft pick Mike Nikorak have reached an agreement on a draft signing bonus, the team announced on Thursday. Nikorak signed for $2.3 million, per's Jim Callis. The slot value for that spot in the draft was $2,004,600.

Nikorak, a right-handed pitcher out of Stroudsburg (Pa.) High School, was selected by the Rockies with the No. 27 overall pick. Colorado gained that pick as a result of losing outfielder Michael Cuddyer to the New York Mets via free agency last season.

The Rockies will place Nikorak at rookie-level Grand Junction to begin his pro career. There, he'll play with fellow first rounder Brendan Rodgers, who was signed by the Rockies on Wednesday. Competitive Balance Round A pick Tyler Nevin and third rounder Javier Medina are in Denver along with Nikorak and Rodgers and are expected to be announced as signees soon. That leaves only second rounder Peter Lambert, who has a firm commitment to UCLA, as a questionable sign among the Rockies' top five selections.

Follow the signing status of all of the Rockies' draft picks with our tracker, and be sure to check out Rockies Roster for announcements on where the players will be placed.