LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Justin Crawford is congratulated by Robert Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, after he was picked 17th by the Philadelphia Phillies during the 2022 MLB Draft at XBOX Plaza on July 17, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Phillies look to build up their farm system in the 2022 MLB draft. Because of the signing of Nick Castellanos the Phillies had to forfeit their second round pick. They also had to forfeit slot money. It left the Phillies with the 27th “most” slot money.

If you are unaware of how the MLB draft works, teams are given an amount of money based on the picks they have. The higher the pick, the more money they get. The more picks a team has, the more money they have. Teams can not trade their 1st round pick but they CAN trade compensation picks. Acquiring picks would also acquire slot money.

Unlike other drafts in pro sports, in baseball the best player does NOT always go first. Teams have to consider a players signability when making a pick. The Phillies did this with Mickey Moniak. They took Moniak first overall but he wasn’t tabbed as the best player in the draft. They knew however that Moniak was willing to sign below slot value and with that savings they took Kevin Gowdy in round 2 who had “signability issues.”

The slot money pertains to the first 10 rounds. So here is the Phillies draft tracker through 10 rounds!

  • ROUND 1, Pick 17: OF Justin Crawford

    For insight on the Phillies first round pick click the link below!

    Get To Know Justin Crawford, The Phillies Latest 1st Round Pick
  • Round 3, Pick 93: OF Gabriel Rincones Jr.

    Gabriel Rincones Jr was chosen out of FAU. At FAU he hit…

    .346/.451/.658 with 17 doubles and 19 home runs.

  • Round 4, Pick 122: P Alex McFarlane

    Pitcher Alex McFarlane was chosen out of the University of Miami. At “The U” he…

    Primarily pitched out of the bullpen (27 games, only 4 starts) with a 4.00 ERA. In 45 innings he struck out 68 batters but walked 20.

  • Round 5, Pick 152: P Orion Kerkering

    Pitcher Orion Kerkering was chosen out of the University of Southern Florida. With “The Bulls” he…

    Was primarily a starter last season (19 games, 10 starts.) In 67.2 innings pitched he had 91 strike outs and 19 walks. The year before however he posted a 2.88 ERA out of the bullpen.

  • Round 6, Pick 182: P Mavis Graves

    Pitcher Mavis Graves was a star at Eastside High School in South Carolina. He is a Clemson commit who posted a 2.01 ERA while leading Eastside to a 4A state championship.

  • Round 7, Pick 212: C Caleb Ricketts

    Catcher Caleb Ricketts was chosen out of the University of San Diego. For the Torero’s he….

    Hit .373/.423/.658 with 13 doubles and 16 home runs.

  • Round 8, Pick 242: P Alex Rao

    Pitcher Alex Rao was chosen out of the University of Notre Dame. With the Irish he….

    Pitched out of the bullpen. In 47 innings he posted a 3.83 ERA with 57 strike outs and 28 walks.

  • Round 9, Pick 272: OF Chad Castillo

    Outfielder Chad Castillo was chosen out of California Baptist University. With the Lancers he….

    Hit .386/.442/.635 with 23 doubles and 11 home runs.

  • Round 10, Pick 302: C Gustavo Sosa

    Catcher Gustavo Sosa was chosen out of South Mountain Community College. With the Cougars he…

    Hit .373/.423/.658 with 13 doubles and 9 home runs.

  • Rounds 11-20

    11) OF – Emaarion Boyd

    12) C – Jordan Dissin

    13) OF – Cade Fergus

    14) SS – Bryan Rincon

    15) OF – Troy Schreffler

    16) P – Josh Bortka

    17) P – Daniel Harper

    18) 2B – Braylen Wimmer

    19) P – Drew Garrett

    20) P – Nathan Karaffa

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