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Phils agree to terms with first-round pick Hewitt

Not sure if anyone is still awake out there, but thought I'd pass on a little news.

Phils agree to terms with first-round pick Hewitt

Not sure if anyone is still awake out there, but thought I'd pass on a little news.

The Phillies have agreed to terms with their first round draft pick, short stop Anthony Hewitt of the Salisbury School in Connecticut. The signing bonus is around $1.4 million, which isn't out of the ordinary given his slot (last year's No. 24 overall pick made about $1.25 and the recommended slotted values generally increase somewhere between seven and 10 percent each year, from what I understand).

The Phils now have their top five draft picks in the fold.

Hewitt will be in Philly this weekend, likely on Friday, when he will take batting practice, meet the media, sign his contract, all that good stuff.

He's listed at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, with plenty of potential. He'll get his first action shortly in the Gulf Coast League.

Read more in the paper tomorrow.

David Murphy Daily News Staff Writer
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