SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have signed Vanderbilt University center fielder Bryan Reynolds, their 59th overall selection in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, the club announced Wednesday evening.
The signing bonus is from $1.35 million, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis. The slot value for the No. 59 pick is $1.09 million.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior hit .330 (74-for-224) with 32 extra base hits and 57 RBI in 62 games this season for Vanderbilt. The Second-Team All-SEC team player finished second in the conference in home runs (13) and walks (49), third in runs scored (59), total bases (135) and slugging pct. (.603) and fifth in on-base pct. (.461).
The Brentwood, Tennessee native was impressive during the 2015 summer in the Cape Cod League, as he hit .346 (28-for-81) with 17 runs scored and a .459 on-base pct. with the Orleans Firebirds.
During his sophomore season Reynolds topped the Southeastern Conference in OPS (1.077), while also being named to the 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.
During his freshman year he led Vanderbilt’s 2014 national championship team in hitting (.338) and slugging (.480). The center fielder was named to the 2014 All-SEC Freshman Team that season and was also named to the First Team Freshman All-American Team by Baseball America.
The Giants have now signed 25 of their 39 draft selections from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft.