The Phillies have agreed to a deal with 2019 first round draft pick Bryson Stott. Specifics of the deal have not been released yet, but there will be a press conference today to make it official.
UPDATE: You can watch the press conference here
Watch LIVE as we introduce Bryson Stott, our first-round selection of the 2019 MLB Draft. https://t.co/j3pC8oyqJm— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) June 27, 2019
The 21-year-old short stop out of the University of Nevada Las Vegas was the 14th overall selection in early June. Over three seasons with UNLV he hit .340/.433/.515 with 61 doubles, three triples, 15 home runs and 97 RBIs. Ten of those homers were in the 2019 season. He also had a career .961 fielding percentage.
The 6’3, 200lb left-handed hitter has been compared defensively to San Francisco Giants All-Star Brandon Crawford.
Stott is represented by Scott Boras, who also represents Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins. His reported $3.9 million signing bonus is under the $4,036,800 slot value.
Jon Heyman was the first to break the news.
The Phillies have now signed all ten of their top draft picks and 27 of their top 29.