Phillies Draft signing tracker

July 24th, 2023

Below is a list of every player drafted by the Phillies.

Each club has until 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 25, to come to terms with its Draft selections. If a player has exhausted his collegiate eligibility, he can sign at any time up until one week prior to the next year’s Draft.

Draft-and-follow picks -- high school and junior college players selected after the 10th round who attend a two-year college after the Draft -- can sign with their selecting teams for up to $250,000 up until a week prior to the following year’s Draft.

Players drafted from Round 11 on do not count against the bonus pools unless their signing bonus exceeds $150,000; any amount over that total will count against the pool.

Total bonus pool: $5,185,500
MLB rank: 30

1 (27): Aidan Miller, SS, J.W. Mitchell HS
Pick value: $2,968,800
Signing bonus: $3,100,000
Miller missed almost his entire senior season after he broke the hamate bone in his left hand in his first at-bat of the year at J.W. Mitchell High School. But Miller is healthy and ready to play.

“The big attraction with Aidan is the bat,” Phillies amateur scouting director Brian Barber said. “He was just one of the best hitters in the country that we saw. It’s a combination of hit and power, there’s strength, there’s ability to hit the ball hard, there’s bat-to-ball skills. It’s just a guy that we walked away from last year and we just absolutely loved the bat.”

3 (98): Devin Saltiban, SS, Hilo HS
Pick value: $685,100
Signing bonus: $602,500
The Phillies selected him as a shortstop, but Saltiban has played center field recently. The Phillies will give him looks everywhere.

“He’s got tools, he’s got athleticism and he’s got a really good feel to hit,” Barber said. “Just seeing the at-bats over and over against college pitching in the [MLB] Draft League, gave us comfort in the bat.”

Saltiban’s hitting coach is Kaha Wong, who is the father of big leaguers Kolten and Kean. He compared Saltiban to fellow Hawaiian Shane Victorino.

4 (130): TayShaun Walton, OF, IMG Academy
Pick value: $501,600
Signing bonus: $499,100
Walton is 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds out of IMG Academy in Florida.

“The size and strength are going to jump out to people when they first see him,” Barber said. “He is a strong, massive human being and he hits the ball hard. Down the road we’ll have to teach him how to loft the ball a little bit, but we’re getting an 18-year-old that has good at-bats and has bat-to-ball skills.”

6 (193): George Klassen, RHP, Minnesota
Pick value: $282,900
Signing bonus: $297,500

7 (223): Jake Eddington, RHP, Missouri State
Pick value: $222,900
Signing bonus: $222,500

8 (253): Bryson Ware, 3B, Auburn
Pick value: $187,100
Signing bonus: $152,500

9 (283): Avery Owusu-Asiedu, OF, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Pick value: $172,700
Signing bonus: $147,500

10 (313): Cam Brown, RHP, TCU
Pick value: $164,400
Signing bonus: $154,500

11 (343): Kehden Hettiger, C, Sierra Canyon HS (CA)
Signing bonus: $397,500

12 (373): Brandon Beckel, RHP, Texas Tech
Signing bonus: $162,500

13 (403): Maty Gair, RHP, Florida SouthWestern State
Signing bonus: $150,000

14 (433): Zach Arnold, SS, Houston
Signing bonus: $150,000

15 (463): Jared Thomas, C, Loyola Marymount
Signing bonus: $100,000

16 (493): Luke Russo, RHP, Eastern Michigan
Signing bonus: $100,000

17 (523): A.J. Shaver, OF, Florida SouthWestern State
Signing bonus: $150,000

18 (553): Ethan Chenault, RHP, UNC Wilmington
Signing bonus: $125,000

19 (583): Casey Steward, RHP, Washburn
Signing bonus: $150,000

20 (613): Pierce Bennett, 2B, Wake Forest
Signing bonus: $100,000

Every team's signings:


How bonus pools and pick values work

Each choice in the first 10 rounds comes with an assigned value, with the total for a club's selections equaling what it can spend in those rounds without incurring a penalty. If a player taken in the top 10 rounds doesn't sign, his pick's value gets subtracted from his team's pool. Clubs near the top of the Draft often spend less than the assigned value for those choices and use the savings to offer more money to later selections.

Teams that exceed their bonus pool face a penalty. Clubs that outspend their allotment by 0-5 percent pay a 75 percent tax on the overage. At higher thresholds, clubs lose future picks: a first-rounder and a 75 percent tax for surpassing their pool by more than 5 and up to 10 percent; a first- and a second-rounder and a 100 percent tax for more than 10 and up to 15 percent; and two first-rounders and a 100 percent tax for more than 15 percent.

Bonus pools by club
Pirates: $16,185,700
Tigers: $15,747,200
Nationals: $14,502,400
Twins: $14,345,600
Athletics: $14,255,600
Reds: $13,785,200
Mariners: $13,170,900
Marlins: $12,829,600
Royals: $12,313,500
Rockies: $11,909,800
D-backs: $11,084,300
Brewers: $10,950,600
Rays: $10,872,100
Orioles: $10,534,800
Red Sox: $10,295,100
Rangers: $9,925,300
Giants: $9,916,900
White Sox: $9,072,800
Cubs: $8,962,000
Guardians: $8,736,700
Mets: $8,440,400
Braves: $8,341,700
Angels: $8,328,900
Dodgers: $7,274,600
Astros: $6,747,900
Blue Jays: $6,529,700
Cardinals: $6,375,100
Padres: $5,416,000
Yankees: $5,299,400
Phillies: $5,185,500