The Phillies signed first-round pick Adam Haseley and six others, giving varying over and underslot contracts to each player.
The Phillies announced Tuesday that they signed their first-round pick, Adam Haseley, to a minor-league contract. In addition, they also announced that they have signed seven of their top ten picks in this year’s draft.
Those seven picks are Haseley, Spencer Howard (Round 2), Jake Scheiner (4), Nick Maton (7), Jhordany Mezquita (8), Jack Zoellner (9), and Connor Brogdon (10). According to Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, the team also agreed to terms with high school shortstop Jake Holmes, the team’s 11th-round pick.
Haseley’s bonus is $5.1 million, while the slot value for the pick is $4,780,400. It is somewhat surprising to see Haseley get an overslot bonus considering how signable we thought he was upon being drafted.
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The team did save some money on Howard. The second-round pick signed for a $1.15 million bonus according to Jim Callis of MLB.com. Considering the slot value of the pick is $1,523,800, they did get some savings on Howard. Seeing Howard sign underslot isn’t surprising considering the industry thought he was going to get drafted much later.
The other bonuses that we know of are all in the later rounds. Mezquita took home a $50k bonus, Zoellner got $10k, and Brogdon got $5k.
The club went really overslot to sign Holmes.
Mayo reported that Holmes received a $500k bonus despite how late he was drafted. Any player signed after round 10 doesn’t count against the bonus pool, unless their bonus goes over $125k. That means $375k of Holmes’ bonus does go against their bonus pool, which they still have to use to sign their other top ten picks.
We are still waiting on how much money Scheiner and Maton received for their bonuses. Also third-rounder Connor Seabold, fifth-rounder Ethan Lindow, and sixth-rounder Dalton Guthrie all still have to sign. How the bonus pool will play out will be interesting to follow.