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D-backs sign 1st-round pick pitcher Brennan Malone

Brennan Malone, a right-handed pitcher from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., adjusts the bill of a cap after being selected in the first round compensation round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Arizona Diamondbacks have a lot of business to take care of before the MLB Draft’s July 12th signing deadline, and now one of those orders has been taken care of.

The D-backs signed No. 33 overall pick Brennan Malone to his full slot value, which was worth $2,202,200, according to Jim Callis of MLB.com.

Malone was one of four picks made by the Diamondbacks in the first round of the draft and was one of seven made in its first day. Malone is the second pick of the D-backs to sign, the first being pitcher Connor Grammes, a fifth-round pick who signed for $300,000.

Malone was ranked 20th by MLB.com. He is a right-handed pitcher out of IMG Academy in Florida, and was highly touted for his fastball, which can reach 97 MPH. Malone is also known to have three other pitches as well.

Other notable D-backs that have yet to sign include No.16 overall selection Corbin Caroll, No. 26 overall pick Blake Waltson and No. 34 overall pick Drey Jameson.

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