July 2 Signing Period Open Thread

This morning at 9am the July 2 signing period opened.  The Phillies have been linked to 3 SSs and a catcher, all should get mid-six figure bonuses.

I will update this thread as signings come in.

Bonus Pool: $3,221,800

Confirmed Signings: $2,540,000

The Phillies Sign SS Arquimedes Gamboa for $900,000

Gamboa was Baseball America’s #8 prospect.  He is a true SS who could be a plus defender when all is finished.  Scouts question how he will hit, he is a currently a switch hitter, but his left handed swing is better than his right, and neither projects for much power.

The Phillies sign SS Daniel Brito for $650,000

Brito is another Venezuelan SS, though he likely goes to 2B or CF.  A contact oriented approach, he is fairly skinny now and will need to put on more muscle.

Phillies sign LHP Jhon Nunez for $90,000

lefthanded pitcher out of Panama, don’t know more than that at this point.

Phillies sign C Lenin Rodriguez for $300,000

Rodriguez is an offense first catcher.  There isn’t a lot of physical projection here, but he did have the best bat on the catching crop.  If he can’t stick behind the plate he likely has to go to first base or DH due to his lack of athleticism.

Phillies sign SS Jonathan Arauz for $600,000

Author: Matt Winkelman

Matt Winkelman

Matt is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, but after a 4 year side track to Cleveland for college he now resides in Madison, WI. His work has appeared on Phuture Phillies, The Good Phight, and TheDynastyGuru.

5 comments

  1. jcull

    I like the Gamboa signing, as he has the potential to play plus defense and hit for average at a premium position. Is he polished enough as a prospect to start out stateside?

    • Matt Winkelman

      My guess is yes, they also like to push their top signees stateside

  2. Bgreer

    When do we normally hear about the low figure signings?

    • Matt Winkelman

      It can be hit or miss. Sometimes they trickle out early, other times we never hear about them for over a year. Part of the problem is that the team rarely announces signing and bonuses can be difficult to know for sure.

      • Bgreer

        Thanks! Great stuff, was a follower of your articles on PP, will continue to read and support!