The Royals just announced a deal with the 4th rounder from Wentzville, Mo. This is a huge signing for K.C. for many reasons. Not only does it bolster their pitching depth down on the farm, but it also makes the haul from the '08 Draft potentially one of the best of any team assuming first-rounder Eric Hosmer comes to terms.
It is being reported Melville, a right hander, agreed for $1.25MM. Not bad since he was widely considered a mid-1st rounder before the draft and slipped for signability issues. Most mid-1st rounders are averaging around $1.5-1.8MM this year.