As we have in past years, Phuture Phillies will continue posting a 2021 First-Year Player Draft thread so we can keep all our draft talk in one place. This is where I will look for any information on signings you uncover and post in the Comments Section. If you hear one of our new prospects has signed, please share the link here.
So far, I have heard/read the following –
- #2 Ethan Wilson intends to sign.
- #20 Cam Wynne has been encouraged to sign by his college coach.
The Phillies’ draft signings are being tracked on our 2021 Draft Tracker. As signings are officially announced, the tracker will be updated. Be sure to share any information and I will incorporate it into the tracker.
The draft tab on the menu above is active and up-to-date.
The Draft >>> 2021 Draft Discussions and Picks includes all our draft articles for this year and past years, as well as other links. Some older links may no longer be active.
Of course, all draft talk is encouraged here. I will start new threads if/when the number of comments becomes too unwieldy. In the past, that has been weekly.
I hope to be able to confirm a lot of signings before the Phillies announce them. As in previous years, I expect players to arrive at the Carpenter Complex well before any official announcements by the Phillies. I have just started attending games at the Complex. It is still closed to the public. But, they are honoring my Threshers’ media pass and allowing me in on game days only. It’s a start.
I expect the Phillies to be as active in the undrafted free agent market as they were last year when they signed twelve pitchers after the draft. The deadline for signing drafted players is August 1st. The deadline for signing undrafted players runs until they return to school.
As the Phillies sign non-drafted free agents, I’ll be adding them to the draft tracker.
And, finally, I would like to thank Hinkie for all the prospect information he shared on Phuture Phillies. It was detailed and extensive. I’m sure everyone appreciates his efforts. I certainly do. Prospect information is a subject about which I know very little. I’m more likely to hear in whom the Phillies are interested than I am to know specifics about the player. For example, they would very likely have taken Montgomery if he had gotten past Colorado. Had he, they were certain that he would have reached 1:13.
Hinkie, let me know if you want me to start Prospect threads earlier than I have in the past. I could publish them weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, year-round, or any combination in which they best fit the prospect season.