With negotiations often dragging out to the mid-July signing deadline after the Major League Baseball draft, this one didn’t take long to brew.
This morning in Milwaukee, Waiakea graduate and Brewers 1st round pick Kodi Medeiros put pen to paper, and officially became a professional baseball player.
The deal is worth $2,500,000 in signing bonus, with an additional $240,000 from the MLB college scholarship program. That money encompasses what Medeiros would’ve received had he taken his scholarship agreement to Pepperdine.
The signing caps off the whirlwind of the last couple of weeks that saw the humble Hilo native go from Waiakea’s finest to the highest high school draftee in Hawai’i history.
Kodi, who has met Hank Aaron during his stay in Milwaukee, will hold a press conference today at noon HST. The family will take in the Brewers game against the Reds tonight before flying back to Hilo early tomorrow morning.
He will get some relaxation time at home for about a week before flying out to Arizona to start his career in rookie league.