Phillies Sign Carlos Tocci

WEDNESDAY: The Phillies signed Tocci for $759K, reports Baseball America's Ben Badler.

MONDAY: The Phillies are close to signing Venezuelan outfield prospect Carlos Tocci for a $750K bonus, according to Jim Salisbury of The deal could be finalized this week, when Tocci turns 16 years old.

Tocci is an athletic player who has speed and a promising bat, according to Salisbury. He stands 6'2" and throws and bats right-handed. Baseball America's Ben Badler rated Tocci 25th among Latin American prospects earlier this summer, praising his running ability and line-drive swing. Tocci has the bat speed to play center field and also drew interest from the Rockies, according to Badler.

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