Phillies sign 19 of 40 draft picks

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Aaron Nola. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

The Phillies have signed 19 of their 40 picks from last week's Major League Baseball draft. Eight of the team's top 10 selections have agreed to deals.

Eighteen of the 19 signed players are from college. The lone high-school pick to sign was righthander Sam McWilliams, an eighth-round pick from Beech High School in Tennessee.

Twelve of the signees were college seniors, so those agreements were fait accompli. Most of the new picks will start their professional careers at single-A Williamsport, which plays its first game Friday. Others will play for the Gulf Coast League Phillies.

The full list:

1-7 RHP Aaron Nola
4-112 RHP Christopher Oliver
5-142 1B Rhys Hoskins
6-172 LHP Brandon Liebrandt
7-202 SS Emmanuel Marrero
8-232 RHP Sam McWilliams
9-262 RHP Matt Hockenberry
10-292 OF Matt Shortall
11-322 SS Drew Stankiewicz
14-412 OF Chase Harris
16-472 RHP Calvin Rayburn
17-502 3B Damek Tomscha
18-523 C Sean McHugh
19-562 LHP Joey Denato
20-592 2B Derek Campbell
21-622 2B Tim Zier
23-682 C Joel Fisher
24-712 RHP Preston Packrall
25-742 RHP Bryan Sova


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