Stats and facts for the 2018 MLB draft
TV: MLB Network, Monday
Streaming: MLB.com, Monday-Wednesday
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|
|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.
His 15 💣, 21 multi-hit games, & 52 RBI all lead the @GoShockersBSB.
— Golden Spikes Award (@USAGoldenSpikes) May 22, 2018
|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|