2012 MLB Draft Signings: Nationals Ink Top Pick Lucas Giolito To Deal, According To Reports

Although it came down to the very last second, the Washington Nationals were able to sign their top draft pick, Lucas Giolito, as reported by Jim Callis of Baseball America.

Giolito, the 16th overall pick of the 2012 MLB Draft, will receive a bonus of $2,925,000 according to Callis. The right-handed pitcher took the money and pro contract over a commitment he gave to UCLA. It was originally believed that it was going to be a tough sign, given Giolito's roots in southern California.

He was originally predicted to be one of the top arms in the 2012 draft, however he fell after concerns over his elbow arose. The Nationals, however, felt he was worth the risk.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For news, updates and projections related to the MLB Draft, stay tuned to this StoryStream here at SB Nation DC and Minor League Ball.

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