Baseball is again on hold. Five Phillies’ players and three staffers tested positive for Covid-19 at the Phillies’ Clearwater Complex. Other organizations have released infection numbers and as many as 40 players and staff across baseball have been confirmed positive while teams await further results. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of June 22nd
This is the Phuture Phillies 2020 Draft Discussion.
Update – June 25, 2020: Phillies announce signing of second round pick SS Casey Maryin for $1.3M, well above $689,300 slot for 3/87 pick. Signing amount takes the Phillies above their bonus allotment, but stays under the 5% penalty, leaving $16,410 in the pot.
This closes Draft Tracker Articles for 2020. Any further NDFA signings will be reported elsewhere, but will be added to the tracker file.
Update – June 24, 2020: Phillies’ first rounder prep RHP Mick Abel signed for $4,075,000. That is slightly over the slot of $3,885,800. All four Phillies’ draft picks have signed, although third rounder Casey Martin’s bonus has not been made public, yet.
The Phillies had four picks in the 2020 Amateur Draft. The Phillies selected Mick Abel with their first round pick, Casey Martin in the third round, Carson Ragsdale in the fourth, and Baron Radcliffe in the fifth. The Phillies lost their second round pick for signing free agent Zach Wheeler during the off season.
Last Sunday, they began signing non-drafted free agents, and have signed ten to date.