The bonus is worth a reported $6.45 million, significantly higher than the slot value.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn also talked about the John Danks, early surprises and the bullpen.
Among the signees is 18-year-old right-hander Spencer Adams.
Normally five weeks is a sufficient period of time to sign any top-tier draft choice. In the case of Carlos Rodon, the Scott Boras factor could loom large.
The MLB amateur draft continues today and tomorrow.
Carlos Rodon and Kyle Schwarber could ascend to the big leagues rapidly.
It’s anyone’s guess what the Cubs will do at No. 4 if the top three pitchers are already off the board.
The White Sox select third overall, while the Cubs will pick fourth.
Both clubs are seriously considering taking pitchers with their top-five picks.