Monday, August 3, 2015

Phillies sign three draft picks on deadline day

The Phillies are still working on signing a few additional draft picks before Monday's midnight deadline, but they did secure deals with three high school players who had college commitments.

Phillies sign three draft picks on deadline day

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Only two picks remain unsigned from the Phillies´ 2010 draft class. (Steven M. Falk / Staff File Photo)
Only two picks remain unsigned from the Phillies' 2010 draft class. (Steven M. Falk / Staff File Photo)

The Phillies are still working on signing a few additional draft picks before Monday's midnight deadline, but they did secure deals with three high school players who had college commitments.

They signed righthander Kevin Walter (20th round), righthander Jonathan Musser (21st), and outfielder Brian Pointer (28th).

Walter, from Broomfield Colo., had a commitment to Boston College. Musser, an Iowa native, passed up playing at the University of Nebraska. And Pointer, from Reno, Nev., was ready to attend Oregon State.

In each case, the Phillies paid more than the recommended slot bonus of $150,000 for picks after the fifth round.

Two of the Phillies' top 10 picks remain unsigned -- fifth-rounder Scott Frazier and ninth-rounder Brenton Allen.

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Frazier, a righthanded pitcher with a commitment to the University of Pepperdine, is the big name left. He is reportedly seeking a $1 million bonus. Yahoo! Sports reported Allen, who is committed to UCLA, is unlikely to sign.

Infielder John Hinson, the Phillies' 13th-round pick, will return to school at Clemson University, the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times reported.

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