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Mets sign first-round pick catcher Kevin Parada

Jul 17, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Kevin Parada puts on a jersey after he was selected by the New York Mets as the 11th player in the MLB draft at XBox Plaza at LA Live. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets signed first-round pick Kevin Parada on Saturday.

Parada was selected with the 11th overall pick and will receive $5,019,735, according to MLB Pipeline. With the slot value of the 11th pick being $4,780,700, Parada holds the largest bonus of any player selected outside of the top 10 in the bonus-pool era.

In two seasons at Georgia Tech, the 20-year-old catcher hit .341 with 35 home runs and 130 RBIs in 112 games. He also played in the Cape Cod Baseball League in the summer of 2021, where he hit .250 with three RBIs in nine games.

The Mets have one of most talented farm systems in baseball, including the No. 1-ranked prospect, catcher Francisco Alvarez.

–Field Level Media