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.