Category Archives: 2018 Draft

2018 Post Draft Discussion; June 27th

The 2018 Draft Tracker is current as of today (6/27/2018).  It includes signing dates and bonus amounts as reported by MLB, plus a couple additional signings (without bonuses) that they haven’t reported yet.

The Phillies have signed 31 of their 38 draft picks.  The earliest round pick not signed is #15, high school RHP Daniel Carpenter. Continue reading 2018 Post Draft Discussion; June 27th

2018 Post Draft Discussion; June 15th

*** UPDATE ***  #10 Madison Stokes and #14 Jesse Wilkening are at the Carpenter Complex.  They are part of a group that is waiting for their medicals to come back before they are signed.  This includes free agents Taylor Lehman and Brian Auerbach.  The 2018 Draft Tracker has been updated.

I also heard that #4 Colton Eastman may go directly to Williamsport if/when he signs.


Thursday, I watched the players we signed from the 2018 Amateur Draft take batting practice.  Some of the guys displayed some power.

Friday, I made it back to the Complex to watch BP again.  Today top pick Alec Bohm was “in da house!”.  Later, I returned after lunch (at Legends) to watch an intrasquad game that I expected to be between the two GCL teams.  I was super excited to see both squads peppered with draft picks. Continue reading 2018 Post Draft Discussion; June 15th

2018 Post Draft Discussion; June 14th


Gabriel Cotto, the Phillies #7 selection in the 2018 Amateur Draft signed and took part in work outs Thursday morning.  Cotto (pronounced Koe Toe) is a LHP out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy.  I met and spoke with his parents this morning.  I also saw Jack Conley (#27) a catcher out of NC State.  Tyler McKay (#16) also signed (I’m sure I saw him at the Complex before I saw the Tweet that he signed).  None of these three are on the Phillies list, yet.  I have updated our tracker.

I watched the position players take BP.  A lot of them have some power, albeit BP power.


The Phillies have reported that 20 of their 38, 2018 Amateur Draft Picks were signed as of June 12, 2018.  On the 13th, word that #9, prep school pitcher Dominic Pipkin was also added to the fold.  All of these signings (with bonuses when reported) are included in the 2018 Draft Tracker. Continue reading 2018 Post Draft Discussion; June 14th

2018 Post Draft Discussion; June 9th

***UPDATE***  I have updated the 2018 Draft Tracker.  While I have no confirmed signings, I have uncovered 22 “signings” and 2 declines.  Still don’t have any particulars on the Bohm signing reported by Jon Heyman.  Most of the “signings” will be confirmed when I see them at a “mini-camp” in Clearwater this week. Continue reading 2018 Post Draft Discussion; June 9th

2018 Draft Discussion: Day Three

The Phillies completed their portion of the 2018 Amateur Draft with the selection of 30 players Wednesday.

Draft picks and signings will be tracked on the 2018 Phuture Phillies Draft Tracker.

The 2018 Phuture Phillies Draft Selections are recorded here.  I had to delete extraneous comments to get to the voting data, but was able to reinsert them when finished.  The files have been inserted under the Draft tab for future reference.