Today, the Rockies announced that they have signed Zac Veen, their first-round draft pick.
Veen, with a slot value of $4,949,100, signed for $5 million as first reported by Carlos Collazo of Baseball America.
1st Rounder Zac Veen signs with @Rockies for $5,000,000 (slot 9 value = $4,949,100). Overslot deal for the top-ranked HS player in the class. Great swing with present leverage & power + more to come in the future. #MLBDraft— Carlos Collazo (@CarlosACollazo) June 24, 2020
In signing with the Rockies, the Spruce Creek HS (FL) graduate will opt out of his commitment to play for the University of Florida.
Veen works out daily with Brendan Rodgers and Drew Butera, who have told told him tales of Coors.
“I know that ball flies there. I know hitters love it there,” he said.
He added, “I can’t wait to go hit there.”
The 6-foot-4, 201-pound outfielder was considered one of the best bats in the 2020 draft class.
Although Veen played primarily center field in high school, the Rockies will see which part of the outfield is the best fit for him.
This comes after the Rockies signed their fourth-round draft pick, Case Williams, last week.