Baseball draft: Phillies' picks, TV/streaming info, top projected picks

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Auburn pitcher Casey Mize is expected to be the No. 1 player taken in this year’s draft, which starts on Monday evening. The Detroit Tigers have the first pick. The Phillies are picking third.

Stats and facts for the 2018 MLB draft

When: Monday-Wednesday

TV: MLB Network, Monday

Streaming: MLB.com, Monday-Wednesday

Poll

Who has been the Phillies’ MVP so far?

Monday: Rounds 1-2, plus compensation and competitive-balance picks (78 picks total), starting at 7 p.m. MLB Network’s coverage is slated for 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Rounds 3-10, streaming only starting at 1 p.m.

Wednesday: Rounds 11-40, streaming only, starting at 12 p.m.

Phillies first pick: No. 3.

More Phillies: As a result of free-agent signings, the Phils forfeited their picks in the second round (for Carlos Santana) and third round (for Jake Arrieta).

Phillies’ No. 3 picks/All-time Year
Larry Christenson 1972
Lonnie Smith 1974
Mike Lieberthal 1990
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Catcher Mike Lieberthal, the club’s all-time leader in games played by a catcher, was drafted with the third overall pick in 1990. He played for the Phils from 1994-2006.

 

Best No. 3 picks/All-time Year
Robin Yount, Brewers 1973
Paul Molitor, Brewers 1977
Matt Williams, Giants 1986
Troy Glaus, Angels 1997
Evan Longoria, Rays 2006
Manny Machado, Orioles 2010

Money, money, money: The Phillies have $8,858,500 to spend in bonus money on its picks in the first 10 rounds, including the assigned value of $6,947,500 for the No. 3 overall pick. The Phillies do not have to give all of that to the No. 3, and the general feeling is that probably will give less in order to spend more on later picks.

Fine mess: Penalties for clubs outspending bonus money are severe, starting with a 75 percent tax for 0-5 percent overage. They increase to forfeiture of two first-round picks for clubs that overspend by more than 15 percent. Yikes.

Players expected to go at the top of the draft

The consensus, after a quick spin around some mock drafts, says the Phillies will take Wichita State’s Alec Bohm. Brady Singer would be a good alternate.

*Casey Mize, RHP, Auburn: Mid-90s fastball with masterful control; had 151 strikeouts, 12 walks in first 16 starts (109.2 innings). Threw Auburn’s first no-hitter in 16 years.

*Joey Bart, C, Georgia Tech: Danny Hall says Hall reminds him of Jason Varitek, another former star catcher he coached at Georgia Tech. “Joey looks like a middle linebacker catching,” Hall told the Lansing Journal. “Their leadership ability. Their work habits. Their mental makeup. Their toughness. I just think they are very, very similar the way they go about their business.”

*Alec Bohm, 3B, Wichita St.: Hit .339 with 16 homers and 55 RBI in 57 games for the Shockers.

*Brady Singer, RHP, Florida: Posted a 2.25 ERA and was the SEC’s pitcher of the year. Threw seven strong innings in an NCAA Tournament win on Saturday over Jacksonville. Singer sat out the conference tournament with a minor hamstring injury and hadn’t pitched in three weeks.

*Nick Madrigal, 2B, Oregon St.: Though just 5-foot-7, Madrigal is a bulldog. Besides, the challenge of verticality hasn’t hurt reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve (5-foot-6). Was hitting .406 with three homers and 32 RBI in 31 games entering Sunday.

*Jonathan India, 3B, Florida: Hitting .364 with 18 homers and 45 RBI entering Sunday and was the SEC’s player of the year honors. Those numbers last year were .274/6/34.

 First round

1. Tigers 16. Rays
2. Giants 17. Angels
3. Phillies 18. Royals
4. White Sox 19. Cardinals
5. Reds 20. Twins
6. Mets 21. Brewers
7. Padres 22. Rockies
8. Braves 23. Yankees
9. Athletics 24. Cubs
10. Pirates 25. Diamondbacks
11. Orioles 26. Red Sox
12. Blue Jays 27. Nationals
13. Marlins 28. Astros
14. Mariners 29. Indians
15. Rangers 30. Dodgers

 

Phillies’ picks

Rd. No. Rd. No.  Rd. No.
1 3 15 437 29 857
2 16 467 30 887
3 17 497 31 917
4 107 18 527 32 947
5 137 19 557 33 977
6 167 20 587 34 1007
7 197 21 617 35 1037
8 227 22 647 36 1067
9 257 23 677 37 1097
10 287 24 707 38 1127
11 317 25 737 39 1157
12 347 26 767 40 1187
13 377 27 797
14 407 28 827