This is the Phuture Phillies 2021 Draft Discussion for comments about the draft. The draft begins later today. As in past years, I’ll post daily discussions until the draft is completed, then weekly until all the draft picks are signed.
The Phillies have the 13th overall selection in the first round of 20 rounds plus 2 supplemental rounds that do not provide extra picks or money to the Phillies.
This is the first year the Phillies will select in each round since 2017 when they selected 40 players and signed thirty (29 of their top 33). They later signed their 30th rounder, Matt Kroon as a redraft during the 2018 draft (18th round), and 28th rounder, Billy Sullivan (who had committed to Deleware) as a non-drafted free agent after the shortened 2020 draft.
The Phillies forfeited picks in previous drafts for signing free agents attached to qualifying offers.
- 2020 – second round pick for Zach Wheeler
- 2019 – second round pick for signing Bryce Harper
- 2018 – second round pick for signing Carlos Santana
- 2018 – third round pick for signing Jake Arrieta
The Phillies have a bonus pool allotment of $8,295,000.
The complete slot breakdown is as follows (round, pick, $) –
- 13th overall: $4,197,300
- 49th overall: $1,507,600
- 84th overall: $721,900
- 114th overall: $507,400
- 145th overall: $375,200
- 175th overall: $284,200
- 205th overall: $222,100
- 235th overall: $177,400
- 265th overall: $155,800
- 295th overall: $146,100
- 325th overall: picks in rounds 11 thru 20 are each capped at $125, 000 which doesn’t count against the bonus pool; any portion exceeding this figure counts against the bonus pool.
- 355th overall: capped at $125, 000
- 385th overall: capped at $125, 000
- 415th overall: capped at $125, 000
- 445th overall: capped at $125, 000
- 475th overall: capped at $125, 000
- 505th overall: capped at $125, 000
- 535th overall: capped at $125, 000
- 565th overall: capped at $125, 000
- 595th overall: capped at $125, 000
Contracts for non-drafted free agents are capped at $20,000.
Schedule (All Times ET)
- Sunday, July 11
- Day 1
Round 1 through Competitive Balance A
Live on MLB Network/ESPN & MLB.com
Preview show begins at 6 p.m. ET
Round 1 begins at 7:07 p.m. ET
- Monday, July 12
- Day 2
Rounds 2-10 (including Competitive Balance A after Round 2)
Live on MLB.com
Round 2 begins at 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 13
- Day 3
Live on MLB.com
Round 11 begins at noon ET
This is a forum for draft discussion to keep it separate from other conversations.
As I stated above, as in previous years, I’ll post a place for daily draft discussions until the draft is completed, then, weekly draft discussions until the signing period is over. Draft signings will be tracked here – 2021 Draft Tracker