South Medford grad signs $1 mil. MLB contract

HOUSTON, TX.– South Medford high school graduate Jacob Melton officially signed with the Houston Astros for $1 million.

Melton was taken with the 64th overall pick in this month’s MLB draft.

Melton won PAC-12 player of the year in his junior season with Oregon State this spring.

He still had one year of college eligibility left, but by signing with the Astros, he will play in the minor leagues instead.

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NBC5 News reporter Derek Strom is from Renton, Washington. He recently graduated from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications at Washington State University with a degree in Broadcast News and a minor in Sports Management. He played in the drumline with the WSU marching band. These days, he plays the guitar and piano. Derek is a devoted fan of the Mariners, Seahawks, and Kraken.
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