Draft signing deadline passes without incident

Draft signing deadline passes without incident

ATLANTA -- Major League Baseball's Friday deadline for clubs to sign players selected in this year's First-Year Player Draft passed rather quietly in Atlanta. Each of the club's top 11 selections signed by June 26.

First-rounder Braxton Davidson was inked on June 16 and took batting practice with the Braves at Turner Field that day. Second-round selection Garrett Fulenchek signed even sooner, officially agreeing to terms with Atlanta on June 10.

The Braves signed 19 of their top 26 picks and 23 of the 40 players they selected, including 38th-round second baseman J.J. Franco, the son of former Mets reliever John Franco. The highest selection not to sign was second baseman Patrick Dorrian, taken in the 12th round.

Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.