Texas Longhorns baseball signee Simeon Woods-Richardson is headed to play professional baseball after signing a deal with the New York Mets on Friday, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis.
The 6’4, 210-pounder from Sugar Land Kempner was selected in the second round with the 48th overall pick and appeared likely to skip college given that his estimated slot bonus was nearly $1.5 million.
Instead, Callis reported that Woods-Richardson secured $1.85 million from the Mets.
Woods-Richardson was one of three Longhorns signees selected in the MLB Draft and the most likely to opt for professional baseball. The rest of the Texas draftees have until July 6 to make a decision about their respective futures.