This is a continuation of the 2017 First Year Player Draft thread so we can consolidate all of our draft talk. I will continue to look here for any information on signings that you find. If you hear one of our new prospects has signed, please share the link here.
The Phillies have signed 8 of their top 10 draft picks, and #5, Ethan Lindow is in town and his signing should be announced soon. Only #6 Dalton Guthrie remains unsigned, but the Florida shortstop’s team is still playing in the CWS.
The Phillies have signed 16 more players from #11 to #33. Three others in that group have strong college commitment and will likely attend college – #20 Brady Schanuel (Iowa), #23 Shane Drohan (FSU), and #33 Bill Sullivan (DE).
Those still not signed among that group are #13 Colby Fitch (C, JR, Louisville), #26 Quincy Nieporte (1B, SR, FSU), #29 Baiuley Cummings (RHP, J1, SanJacinto), #30 Matt Kroon (3B, J2, Central Arizona).
No one below #33 has signed. #35 Brian Morrell has a strong ND commitment.
The slot money for #5 and #6 plus the 5% overage before penalties comes to slightly under $1.1 M. Of course any bonuses over $125K for picks below #12 have not been reported or added to the tracker. So, based on the information available, if the remaining two picks sign at their slot value, the Phillies would still have $476,955 to go over the maximum for picks below #10. That means they could offer up to $601,955 to entice someone to sign.
This and other draft information has been added to our 2017 Draft Tracker. As more signings are announced, the tracker will be updated. Be sure to share any information and I will incorporate it into the tracker.
Of course, all draft talk is encouraged here. I will start new threads if/when the number of comments becomes too unwieldy.