A little more than two weeks have gone by since the first round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft was held on June 5 in New Jersey.
The deadline for draft picks to sign contracts is July 18, but a majority of the selections have either signed or already come to agreement on deals with their new clubs. Of the 34 players taken in the first round, 26 have either begun or will soon begin their professional baseball careers.
Brady Aiken, the first overall pick, agreed to terms with the Houston Astros on a contract leading up to the draft and arrived in Houston on Monday to make things official.
Seven of the eight players that remain unsigned are pitchers. All eight players were selected out of college.
Carlos Rodon, who the Chicago White Sox took third overall, is the highest pick without a deal in place.
Jeff Hoffman (9th, Toronto), Max Pentecost (11th, Toronto), Tyler Beede (14th, San Francisco), Sean Newcomb (15th, L.A. Angels), Brandon Finnegan (17th, Kansas City), Erick Fedde (18th, Washington) and Nick Howard (19th, Cincinnati) are the other seven picks without contracts.