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.