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