Draft Signings: Phillies, Marlins, Padres, Pirates

The latest noteworthy draft signings from the second round and beyond…

  • The Phillies have signed eight of their top 10 picks, Phillies assistant director of scouting Rob Holiday told media (including Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer).  Second-round pitcher Alec Rash and third-round infielder Zach Green are the only two yet to sign with the team.  We heard last week that the Phils had signed their top three picks, all at slot value.
  • The Marlins have signed 25 players from their draft class, with outfielder Kolby Copeland (compensatory third round) being the highest-picked of the signees.
  • The Padres announced the signing of second-round pick Jeremy Baltz, via the club's Twitter feedBaseball America's Jim Callis reports that Baltz's bonus is worth $625K, well below MLB's recommended $757.9K price tag for the 68th overall pick.
  • The Pirates announced that they've signed three players: right-hander Adrian Sampson (5th round), infielder D.J. Crumlich (9th round), and infielder Chris Diaz (11th round).
  • The Braves announced that they have signed 26 players, including their first six selections. All but four of the 26 players signed out of college.
  • The White Sox signed sixth round selection Kyle Hansen for an over-slot bonus of $250K, Jim Callis of Baseball America tweets. The right-hander can reach 96 mph and happens to be the brother of former MLB pitcher Craig Hansen.
  • The Indians announced that they have signed fifth round selection Dylan Baker. The Indians also signed seventh rounder Josh Schubert for an over-slot bonus of $250K, Callis tweets. Schubert, a high school outfielder, has raw power and relatively good speed.

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3 Comments on "Draft Signings: Phillies, Marlins, Padres, Pirates"

3 years 2 months ago

…some Phillies draftees are already playing. Dylan Cuzens has a HR already…but it will be a contest to see who strikes out more: Larry Greene or him.

3 years 2 months ago

I was going to say Greene has to play to strikeout but it looks like he finally made his minor league debut. That’s one of the benefits of the new CBA; draftees have to sign earlier and thus get on the field sooner. 

3 years 2 months ago

Thought it really hurt our draft class last year. Other than Tyler Greene, none of the really touted signings signed until August.