Phillies Sign Top Pick Larry Greene

15 Aug

The Phillies have signed top draft pick Larry Greene.

Greene, a high school outfielder, was drafted 39th overall in the supplemental round as part of the compensation for the loss of Jayson Werth.  He has reportedly received a $1MM bonus, which is the largest amount so far for any player chosen outside of the first round.  The Phillies’ first-round pick, #33 overall, went to the Rangers for Cliff Lee.

This is pretty exciting news for the Phillies as they have added a player with a lot of characteristics similar to Jonathan Singleton.

If you want to know more about Larry Greene check out my article I wrote on him just after the draft.

Side Note – 

The Phillies have a little less then 24 hours to sign their second round pick Roman Quinn before they have to report their signings to the Commissioner’s office.  Major league teams have until 9 p.m. tonight to sign players they drafted in June or else they lose the rights to that player.


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