This is a continuation of the 2017 First Year Player Draft thread so we can consolidate all of our draft talk. It will likely be the last since the deadline is July 7th and the Phillies have likely completed their signings. 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 9 of their top 10 draft picks, and #6 Dalton Guthrie just completed his college season with Florida’s win in the 2017 CWS. I saw a report today that he posted a farewell to Florida on his Instagram.
Based on Mayo, Callis, MLB Draft Tracker, and guys I have actually seen in Clearwater, the Phillies have signed 29 of their top 33 draft picks. The four in that group that have not signed have strong college commitment and will likely attend college – #20 Brady Schanuel (Iowa), #23 Shane Drohan (FSU), #28 Bill Sullivan (DE), and #30 Matt Kroon (OK State).
No one below #33 has signed. #35 Brian Morrell has a strong ND commitment. We very likely won’t have enough to induce any of these guys to forgo college.
I have found out most of the bonuses and updated the tracker. The Phillies are within $85,700 of their bonus allotment. Signing Guthrie at slot will push them over their bonus pool but under pool plus 5%. The Phillies have $522, 155 left to spend before incurring penalties. Of course, unreported signings over $125K for Cummings and Brown would lower the amount available to sign Guthrie.
This and other draft information has been added to our 2017 Draft Tracker. As more information becomes available, 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.