The Phillies have reportedly signed 15th round selection Ryan Garvey to a minor league contract. Ryan had been thought all along as guy who was going to honor his commitment to USC. Shortly after being drafted, his father Steve made comments that dictated that it was certainly a possibility he could sign. A possibility it was.
Update, 19 June 2011 – Garvey hasn’t signed, the article was incorrect – James.
Had there not been signability concerns with Ryan, he would have likely gone much earlier in the draft. He has above-average raw power, a above-average arm, and has a chance to hit for average. As a pro he’ll more then likely play left field or first base as he’s a below average runner.
No word on his signing bonus.
Thanks to Nails for discovering the signing!