Draft Notes: Phillies, Red Sox, Chargois, Rays

This morning we learned that the Red Sox are close to reaching agreement with first-round pick Brian Johnson for $1.575MM, the recommended bonus for the 31st overall selection.  Here's the latest draft news, with the latest updates up top..

  • The Phillies‬ sign third-rounder Zach Green for $420K, a slight bump from the pick value of $374K, tweets Jim Callis of Baseball America.  The California high school shortstop is said to have a powerful bat and a solid arm.  The Phillies have now signed nine of their top ten picks with second-round pitcher Alec Rash as the only one unsigned.
  • The Red Sox are close to reaching agreement with third-round right-hander Austin Maddox, multiple industry sources tell Alex Speier of WEEI.com.  The University of Florida product is expected to sign for less than the $400K slot recommendation.
  • The Twins‬ gave second-rounder J.T. Chargois a bonus of roughly $712K, the full pick value for his selection,  Callis tweets.  The former Rice closer reached agreement with the team on Monday.
  • The Rays signed third-round pick Andrew Toles, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter).  The outfielder played at Chipola College in Marianna, Florida after being dismissed from the University of Tennessee baseball team.


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