Source: First-round pick Pratto agrees to terms

The Kansas City Royals and first-round Draft pick (No. 14 overall) Nick Pratto have agreed to terms, according to a source.

Pratto’s deal is for $3.45 million, a source said, slightly below slot value for the pick ($3,727,600). Pratto will fly to Kansas City on Sunday to sign the deal and make it official.

The team has not confirmed the details of the deal, which is still pending a physical.

“We are extremely excited to have drafted Nick Pratto and confident we will sign him at the appropriate time,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. “We remain in the signing process and nothing is complete at this time.”

Pratto, who is ranked No. 13 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 200 Draft Prospects list, is a first baseman out of Huntington Beach High School (Calif.) and was committed to USC.

William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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