The Phillies expect to sign first-rounder Bryson Stott this week, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. As the 14th overall pick, Stott’s slot comes with a recommended value of $4,036,800.
Stott’s a 21-year-old shortstop from UNLV whom draft pundits ranked even higher than where the Phillies selected him. Entering the draft, MLB.com put Stott at No. 9, while Baseball America (No. 10), FanGraphs (No. 11) and ESPN’s Keith Law (No. 13) viewed him similarly.
In their free scouting report of Stott, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com liken him to Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and credit his “solid all-around tools.”