Former Williamsville East baseball star Charles Mack has signed his contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Mack, chosen in the sixth round, had until Friday's deadline to decide between turning pro or attending college. He had signed to play at Clemson.
“They were both wonderful options,” his mom said. “However, once he was drafted by the Twins, the decision was clear.”
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mack's deal is for $500,00, which is nearly double the $253,700 slotted for the No. 184 pick in the draft.
Mack is in Fort Myers, Fla., and been assigned to the Twins' Gulf Coast League.
It’s official Charlie Mack signed his professional baseball contract today with the Minnesota Twins. pic.twitter.com/rnAt7HTj4A
— Will East Athletics (@willeastflames) July 5, 2018
Mack has played all over the field, even catcher for East, but he’s been the starting shortstop the last two seasons. At 6-feet, 190 pounds and 18 years old, Mack conceivably could grow out of the shortstop position.
Mack has said he believes the Twins are projecting him at third base.