Philadelphia Phillies, top draft pick Adam Haseley agree to deal

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

PHILADELPHIA -- Outfielder Adam Haseley, selected eighth overall in last week's amateur draft, agreed to a minor league contract with the Phillies that includes a $5.1 million signing bonus.

Haseley took batting practice before Philadelphia's game against St. Louis on Wednesday night. His deal is above his slot value of $4,780,400.

The 21-year-old, a left-handed hitter, batted .390 with 14 homers and 56 RBIs in 58 games at Virginia this year. Haseley is a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the top amateur player by the U.S. Baseball Federation.

Philadelphia also agreed to deals with right-hander Spencer Howard (second round), infielder Jake Scheiner (fourth round), shortstop Nick Maton (seventh round), left-hander Jhordany Mezquita (eighth round), infielder Jack Zoellner (ninth round) and right-hander Connor Brogdon (10th round).