This is the place to keep track of all signings, bonus information, pool spending, and media regarding all 40 2014 Draftees. I’d love your help here, finding me articles from local media and social media and the like. Please post any links you have, or if it’s a tweet, just post the text or however you like. I would ask only that you post any new information as a new comment so it appears at the bottom and makes it easier to find amongst what’s likely to be a pretty large post with possibly hundreds of comments. If you have something super urgent that you want to draw my attention to and you don’t think it can wait until I get back on and check this page, you can always tweet at me @bxe1234. Good chance I’ll see that within an hour or two most times.
Notes on when I update what will be kept in a running timeline after the jump.
Posted 6-7-14 with the list of all picks, slots, schools, etc., and the first two signings I know of, Shortall and McWilliams, both of whom spilled the beans via Twitter. Keenan Eaton (39) just tweeted “Thanks to the Phillies…for drafting me today and making my dream come true…” – doesn’t mean he’s signed. We’ll see on that one. I originally posted that I didn’t have height, weight, etc., but I found it before I posted. All that’s left is the signings and the bonuses.
Updated 6-8-14 – noon – McWilliams and Stankiewicz indicated signing/leaving for Florida tomorrow, etc., and 11-40 BA Top 500 rankings, plus Liebrandt who I had missed.
6-9-14 – 3:30pm – Updated with Hoskins, Fisher and Tomscha signings, plus two more Top 500 rankings that I missed. Sorry I haven’t had a chance to search for the rest. Let me know if I missed any others.
6-10-14 – 9:00am – Updated with Joel Fisher and Bryan Sova signings via Twitter. I almost added Austin Davis, as he’s indicated to a reporter that he intends to sign, but with someone mentioning on Twitter the other day that he might be difficult, I’ll hold out. Hopefully today is the day The Phillies post their list for 2014 with all the senior signings and others confirmed.
11:15pm – Updated with Nola and Oliver and their bonuses, plus I called Austin Davis. Guy’s tweeting photos of himself in a Phils’ cap after telling a reporter he was going to sign. I feel like tomorrow we’ll get the signing dates for a dozen and a half college guys, plus we’re going to get WIL roster tomorrow which should include at least a handful of guys.
6-12-14 – 11:15am – Updated with all the signing dates from the Phils MLB page, plus Scott Harris from Twitter. Also, I shaded in those that signed to make it easier to review quickly who’s left. No bonus info has been made available beyond Nola and Heyman’s report on Oliver. Annoying.
6-13-14 – 10:00am – Updated with signings for Imhof and Brown, as Amaro stated on the MLB telecast yesterday that the first ten picks have agreements in place. I suppose one of the deals could fall apart, but I’ll assume for the sake of my own sanity that Amaro’s not going to announce something like that unless he’s sure. Still just two bonuses reported.
6-16-14 11:00pm – Been a couple days and we’ve finally got a good idea of bonuses.
6-17-14 – Noon – I miscalculated something last night, (had Marrero’s slot instead of actual in my figures), and was short a couple thousand dollars. Updated below, plus Tomassetti signing.
6-17-14 – 10:30pm – Added the bonus for Imhof. Slot.
6-18-14 – 9:30am – Added a note that Powers is playing college summer league, which makes him seem less likely to sign. Added the signing for Fisher, who changed his Twitter to reflect he’s a member of the org.
6-19-14 – 1:45pm – Jon Mayo is reporting Aaron Brown signed for $750,000. This completes the first ten rounds and give us the totals the Phillies can consider spending. “Savings” is the pre-tax amount they can spend in aggregate over all picks from round 11-40. The “Total Over $100k Rd 11-40 w/out Lost Picks” is the total over $100k they can spend on all guys from Round 11-40 without losing future picks. So they could give someone $556,235, or split up $456,235 as additional bonus over $100k to any combination of guys.
6-20-14 – 11:00 am – Looks like Jacques DeGruy and Austin Davis officially signed, per Phillies. The lesson I learned this year is to watch the Phils transactions page, not their draft results page. Silly me. No more bonus info since yesterday. Davis is one I’m concerned about, and I guess the other juniors and Tomassetti, plus any of the JuCo or HS kids that eventually sign. Seniors aren’t getting north of $100k beyond round 10.
6-23-14 – Adding Tanner Kiest, per his Twitter account. Still no more bonus info.
7-8-14 – Added Thornhill.
7-17-14 – Heard back from Jim Callis that he’s heard of no 11-40th round Phillies over $100k. That’s good for the club if they’re targeting someone with the extra cash. Also, not sure why comments are closed here. It’s not something I did in the settings. I even tried to reverse it by clicking and unclicking that setting, but it didn’t take. Don’t know. Maybe 349 is the limit?