Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Arkansas signee David Calabrese signs with Angels
An Arkansas hat and glove sit at Baum Stadium during practice Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas signee David Calabrese officially signed with the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.
Calabrese’s signing bonus will be $744,200, according to MLB.com reporter Jim Callis. That figure is full slot value for the No. 82 overall pick.
"Excited to officially be a Los Angeles Angel!" he tweeted. "Can't wait to get started!"
An outfielder from St. Elizabeth Catholic High School in Ontario, Canada, he was considered to be one of the Razorbacks’ best position players in the 2020 class.
Calabrese is the third of the Angels’ four 2020 draft picks to agree to terms.
He is the third Arkansas signee to sign since June 24. Masyn Winn, a right-handed pitcher and shortstop from Kingwood High School near Houston, signed with the Cardinals for a reported $2.1 million.
Markevian "Tink" Hence, a right hander from Watson Chapel High School in Pine Bluff, was drafted 63rd overall by the Cardinals in the Competitive Balance B portion of the second round. He signed for $1.115 million, according to Callis, slightly more than his suggested $1.08 million slot value.
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