PHILLIES’ TOP DRAFT PICK RANDOLPH GETS RICH QUICK!

By Sam Bush

The Phillies made top draft pick Cornelius Randolph a rich kid on Tuesday.

Randolph, a 19-year-old shortstop, will receive a $3,231,300 signing bonus, which was the full value for the 10th overall pick. They also signed second-round pick Scott Kingery, a second baseman, yo a $1,259,600 bonus, which was full value for the 48th pick.

The team has not confirmed any signings, although they have agreed to terms with at least 21.

That includes fourth-round pick and first baseman Kyle Martin ($200,000), seventh-round pick and RHP Luke Leftwich ($209,300) and eighth-round pick and outfielder Greg Pickett ($350,000). Pickett’s bonus was $176,100 more than the amount slotted for the 234th pick, but they needed to pay more for him to bypass college. They saved some bonus pool money with Martin, who received nearly $300,000 under the amount slotted.

The Phillies also agreed to terms with 12th-round pick Skylar Hunter ($100,000) and 20th-round pick Will Stewart ($100,000). Stewart, who is a left-hander, just graduated high school in Alabama.

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