Congrats to former Nole Sean Gilmartin for getting a deal done quickly so he can start his minor league career this season instead of allowing his agent to draw things out. Not that Sean missed out on a big payday from Atlanta.
The Braves first pick, and 28th overall in the June draft, signed a contract for $1,134,000 million on Friday. Next stop Orlando and the Braves complex where he starts a throwing program.
“I couldn’t be more happy,” Gilmartin told the Atlanta Journal-Constituion. “My intent was to get drafted this year and play as quickly as possible and get myself affiliated with minor league baseball, get a feel for it, so I have a better idea going into next year what to expect and how to handle myself."
Braves director of scouting Tony DeMacio said that Gilmartin is expected to "move fast through our system.”
It's not the first time Gilmartin's seen a major league contract. He was drafted by San Diego in the 31st round of the 2008 draft, but turned down the Padres to pitch for the Noles.