Not shocking, but Brandon Dixon, Johnny Field, and Konner Wade have now all officially played their last game in an Arizona Wildcat uniform.
Dixon, who was drafted in the third round by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 92nd overall pick signed to a $566,500 bonus. It appears the Dodgers are going to try and put him in left field. He never played the outfield in his time at U of A, but one thing's for sure, they drafted him for his bat, not his glove.
Field, who went in the fifth round to the Tampa Bay Rays, signed a $250,000 bonus as the 158th overall pick. Field will also be switching positions as the Rays made sure he was announced as a second baseman during the draft process.
Off to Tampa ✈— Johnny Field (@JohnnyField1) June 11, 2013
Konner Wade actually signed first out of the trio of Cats. Even though his draft stock dropped a ton this year, the Colorado Rockies picked him up in the seventh round with the 199th overall pick. Wade's bonus ended up being $198,500.
So with these signings, there are still three Wildcats left unsigned, the most intriguing of them being James Farris. Farris was taken in the 15th round by the Houston Astros. If he comes back, he has a chance to greatly improve his draft stock for next year, and have the chance to lead a loaded Arizona team back to the College World Series.
Nick Cunningham (20th round, Baltimore Orioles) and Augey Bill (39th round, Baltimore Orioles) also remain unsigned.
Two other names for Wildcat fans to keep an eye on. Two incoming recruits from California were drafted in a weird spot in the draft. Vista HS product Billy Roth was taken in the 16th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here's his scouting video:
Also, Willie Calhoun from Benicia HS (CA) was drafted in the 17th round by the Tampa Bay Rays. Roth is more of an instant impact guy than Calhoun, but still need some help in the infield with Dixon going to the Dodgers and Joseph Maggi still looking to move to the outfield. Here's Calhoun's draft video:
Last thing to keep in mind with possible recruits coming in. They'll see how much Brandon Dixon improved in 2013 from 2012 and how that turned out for him. And they'll know that Jackson Willeford, who was drafted in the 12th round by the Kansas City Royals last year still came to Tucson.