Phillies Announce Signing Of Mickey Moniak

The Phillies announced late this afternoon that they have agreed to terms with OF Mickey Moniak, first overall pick in this year’s amateur draft. Sounds like a press conference is coming early this week, with @KevinCooney calling it “the next day or so”. Jim Callis is reporting the bonus at $6.1M, which is well shy if the $9.015M value for the pick, and less than the reported $6.2M bonus for #2 overall pick Nick Senzel.

That savings will come in handy in signing second round pick RHP Kevin Gowdy, as he was due to make well over his pick value of $1.54M. Jim Salisbury had reported that number was something like $4.5M, but later mentioned that his figures were incorrect and did not correct the number publicly. Third Rounder Cole Stobbe has been reported to have signed for $1.1M, (Callis again), a good bit north of his pick’s value of $813k, and the Phils will want some savings for a handful of their 11-40th round picks, including their 11-13 rounders Josh Stephen, Justin Miller and Andrew Brown, who seem to be overslot¬† candidates – bonuses over $100k count towards the Phils bonus pool for anyone beyond Round 10. Miller is listed as signed on various sources, though no bonus has been quoted.

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  1. Romus

    June 20, 2016 05:28 PM

    67% of slot…..a great under slot savings.
    Gowdy next to make it official and then Stephen at 11, I assume will forego his USC commitment.

    • Bedrock

      June 20, 2016 11:25 PM

      Will be excited to see all the new players hit the field. It is nice to have a bigger bag of draft dollars to spend than the other teams. It certainly seems to provide the ability to sign more top talent. Hope it translates into some ML players.

      • Romus

        June 21, 2016 02:47 PM

        Looks like all three top choices….Moniak, Gowdy and Stobbe…. are close friends and so GCL which starts, first game, on Friday at noon may see one or two playing in the game. Though more then likely, it will be later next week sometime after they get settled in..

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