Phils ink 30 picks before Draft signing deadline

Phils ink 30 picks before Draft signing deadline

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies had until 5 p.m. Friday to sign their 2017 Draft picks.

They got 30 of them.

That group included their first 19 picks and 26 of their first 30, including No. 1 pick Adam Haseley. He is hitting .423 (11-for-26) with two doubles, two RBIs and a 1.031 OPS in seven games with short-season Class A Williamsport.

The first pick not to sign was 20th-round pick Brady Schanuel, a right-hander from Parkland Community College in Illinois.

The Phillies also signed two undrafted players, including Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho) second baseman Gunnar Buhner, who is the son of former big leaguer Jay Buhner.

Velasquez's last step?

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said right-hander Vince Velasquez is scheduled to make his third rehab start next Thursday. If it goes well, Velasquez could rejoin the rotation after that.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.