High school shortstop Nick Franklin, chosen with the 27th pick in the June draft, agreed to terms today with the Seattle Mariners for a reported $1.25 million.
The transaction was no surprise, since Franklin was spotted at Safeco Field on Friday and said he was taking a physical for the team today.
That passed, the deal was struck, and the Mariners had their No. 2 pick in the draft under wraps.
Now, there's the matter of their first pick - firstbaseman and outfielder Dustin Ackley, represented by Scott Boras. Ackley was the No. 2 player taken, behind Stephan Strasburg - and Boras represents both.