I gathered some selection and bonus information for the six drafts I tracked for Phuture Phillies. Rather than toss it, I’m sharing it here.
The drafts start with 2015 and run through this year. I’ve included the number of top ten picks, who our first round pick was (this is a reference point for me, hopefully not a discussion on the merits of the picks), the total number of picks, the total number signed and not signed.
I’ve also included the total bonuses, total plus 5%, total bonuses against the pool, leftover bonus money, and the known amount spent on drafted players (all signed picks including the dollars spent between rounds 11-40 that didn’t count against the pool). I’ve also included the number of non-drafted free agents signed, any confirmed bonuses paid to NDFAs, and who the NDFAs were/are.
The Phillies had all ten of their picks in the first ten rounds. This was the Randolph draft. They signed 31 of the 40 picks they made that year (9 unsigned).
- Bonus – $7,058,500
- Plus 5% – $7,411,425
- $ Against Pool – $6,876,700
- Remaining $ – $534,725
- Known Spent – $7,622,700
- 4 NDFAs – Jacob Waguespack, Jeff Singer, Ryne Frankoff, Evan Crower
Jacob Waguespack was traded to Toronto for LHP Aaron Loup at the trade deadline in 2018. He pitched in the majors in 2019.
Jeff Singer is still with the organization and has pitched well enough to warrant a look this season.
Ryne Frankoff and Evan Crower were released in the spring of 2016.
This was Klentak’s first draft. The Phillies had all ten of their picks in the first ten rounds, including the first overall pick (1/1). This was the Moniak draft. They signed 29 of the 40 picks they made that year (11 unsigned). (Note: 15th round pick, Alex Wojciechowski, wasn’t signed by the deadline for draft picks due to an injury. He signed as an NDFA in March the following spring.)
- Bonus – $13,405,200
- Plus 5% – $14,075,460
- $ Against Pool – $13,885,300
- Remaining $ – $190,160
- Known Spent – $14,905,300
- 7 NDFAs – Tyler Frohwirth, Kale Fultz, Evan Rogers, Chandler Hall, Scot Hoffman, Casey Brown, Alex Wojciechowski
Tyler Frohwirth, a submarine pitcher, was traded to Orioles on July 2, 2017.
Kale Fultz and Evan Rogers were released in the spring of 2017.,
Chandler Hall retired on June 1, 2017.
Scot Hoffman was assigned to Williamsport in October 2016 and never heard from again.
Casey Brown was released spring 2018.
Alex Wojciechowski was released in June 2017.
The Phillies had all ten of their picks in the first ten rounds. This was the Haseley draft. They signed 30 of the 40 picks they made that year (10 unsigned).
- Bonus – $8,729,100
- Plus 5% – $9,165,555
- $ Against Pool – $9,118,400
- Remaining $ – $47,155
- Known Spent – $10,788,400
- 7 NDFAs – Kipp Moore, Gunnar Buhner, Carlos De La Cruz, James Smith, Austin O’Brien, Josh Tols, Bradley Haslam
Kipp Moore retired on February 7, 2018.
Gunnar Buhner was released in the spring of 2018.
Carlos De La Cruz is still in the organization. He played in Lakewood in 2019.
James Smith released June 2019,
Austin (Stoney) O’Brien released in spring of 2019,
Josh Tols is still in the organization. Pitched in Lehigh and Reading in 2019.
Bradley Haslam released June 2019
The Phillies only had eight picks in the first ten rounds. They forfeited their second and third round picks when they signed Carlos Santana and Jake Arrieta as free agents. This was the Bohm draft. They signed 32 of the 38 picks they made that year (6 unsigned).
- Bonus – $8,858,500
- Plus 5% – $9,301,425
- $ Against Pool – $9,217,900
- Remaining $ – $83,525
- Known Spent – $11,342,900
- 8 NDFAs – Brian Auerbach, Taylor Lehman, Blake Bennett, Ethan Evanko, Michael Gomez, Tyler Fallwell, Kyle Arjona, Tom Sutera
Brian Auerbach and Michael Gomez were released May 2020.
Taylor Lehman is still in the organization. He pitched in Lakewood in 2019 and was assigned to Clearwater last fall.
Blake Bennett released June 2019.
Ethan Evanko is still in the organization. He pitched in Clearwater in 2019.
Tyler Fallwell released in spring of 2019.
Kyle Arjona released Fall 2019.
Tom Sutera is still in the organization. He pitched in Lakewood in 2019.
The Phillies only had nine picks in the first ten rounds. They forfeited their second round pick when they signed Bryce Harper as a free agent. This was the Stott draft. They signed 34 of the 39 picks they made that year (5 unsigned).
- Bonus – $6,475,800
- Plus 5% – $6,799,590
- $ Against Pool – $6,797,300
- Remaining $ – $2,290
- Known Spent – $8,779,800
- 14 NDFAs – Sal Gozzo, Riley Wilson, Brian Marconi, Connor Hinchliffe, Tyler Burch, Aidan Anderson, Hunter Markwardt, Brenden Kudlinski, Albertus Barber, D.J. Jefferson, Jaylen Eichler, Gabriel Ojeda, Willie Estrada, Johnny Weeks
Sal Gozzo, Riley Wilson, Brian Marconi, Connor Hinchliffe, Tyler Burch, Aidan Anderson, Hunter Markwardt, Brenden Kudlinski, Albertus Barber, D.J. Jefferson, and Jaylen Eichler are all still with the organization.
Gabriel Ojeda and Willie Estrada released spring 2020. (They were likely only signed as catching depth when the organization had a lot of catchers injured.)
Johnny Weeks was released June 2019.
The Phillies only had four picks in the five rounds that MLB mandated for the 2020 draft. They forfeited their second round pick when they signed Zach Wheeler. This is the Abel draft. They signed 4 of the 4 picks they made this. They can sign NDFAs up until the week before the 2021 draft.
- Bonus – $5,444,200
- Plus 5% – $5,716,410
- $ Against Pool – $5,700,00
- Remaining $ – $16,410
- Known Spent – $5,700,000
- 10 NDFAs (so far) – Buddy Hayward, Blake Brown, Chase Antle, Jake McKenna, Jonathan Hughes, Noah Skirrow, Billy Sullivan, J.P. Woodward, Jordan Fowler, Sam Jacobsak
The Phillies have had some success with their NDFA signings. One signing I didn’t mention was Josh Taylor. He was signed in August of 2014 and made two scoreless appearances in the GCL. He was assigned to Lakewood in 2015 and was later traded with Chris Oliver to Arizona for their #1 international slot money which they used to signed Jhailyn Ortiz. Taylor made 52 appearances with the Boston Red Sox in 2019.