NEW YORK (AP) – First-round draft pick Colin Houck will receive a $2.75 million signing bonus from the New York Mets, above the slot value of $2,607,500 for his selection at No. 32 overall last week. The 18-year-old high school shortstop from Georgia passed up a college commitment to Mississippi State to sign with the Mets. New York’s first pick was pushed down 10 spots because the Mets were more than $40 million above the initial luxury tax threshold last year. The club announced last Friday that Houck and second-round pick Brandon Sproat, a pitcher from the University of Florida, had agreed to deals. BothRead More →