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LSU star pitcher and No. 1 Draft pick Paul Skenes signed with the Pittsburg Pirates on Tuesday and landed the largest contract bonus ever for an MLB draft pick.

Skenes will receive a bonus of $9.2 million.

Former Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson previously received the highest bonus at $8.42 million from the Detroit Tigers in 2020.

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olgoi khorkhoi11 months
I have no idea how MLB contracts work. What is hos per year salary and what is the "bonus"?
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LSUBB636611 months
He's catching up with Livvy
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EulerRules11 months
But that $9.2 million in 2023 dollars is equal buying power to “only” $7.8 million in 2020 dollars. Paul, they threw you a curve!
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Timeoday11 months
Thanks for sharing reality of paper money. Now, they want us to go digital. ROFLMAO!!
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Vernonbrew2211 months
Congrats to him. Awesome
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CallmeSteveo11 months
Thought the pirates were broke ?
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TigahJay11 months
Everyone spends their draft money
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Spankum11 months
Instantly rich beyond his wildest dreams!
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oneg8rh8r11 months
That is a pretty good selling point on why to transfer to LSU. At AF, he wouldn't have received that or went where he was drafted.
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Tigers4Lyfe11 months
Wrong.
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roguetiger1511 months
It’s good to be king.
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BigTigerJoe11 months
The LSU fans will easily help the Pirates make back that contract bonus.
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Trout Bandit11 months
That's his bonus. How much is his contract??
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Play_Neck11 months
Party at Skenes'
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jp4lsu11 months
Take care of that arm. Proud of you Tiger and thanks for the memories. Can't wait to see him in the MLB
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HeadSlash11 months
Are we talking about the Pittsburgh Pirates? They still have the first dollar they ever made.
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geauxGreeks11 months
Can’t wait to see him at PNC Park!
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drizztiger11 months
Geaux Skenes! Deserves every penny. Great dude, leader and player.
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CajunBullet11 months
One great Tiger Baseball Player. He deserves every penny as well!
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