The Phillies have signed their top draft pick, agreeing to terms with supplemental first-rounder Larry Greene, the 39th overall selection in the draft. According to an industry source, Greene received a $1 million bonus, the first reported seven-figure bonus outside the first round. The commissioner's recommended slot for the 39th pick was $844,200.
A power-hitting outfielder out of Berrien County High in Nashville, Ga., Greene had as much raw power as any high school player in the 2011 draft class. Some scouts compared him to Russell Branyan, another lefty-batting player from that area, in terms of his power potential. Greene's next-best attributes are his strength at 6-foot-2, 235 pounds, and his solid-average running speed. He profiles best in left field.
Greene's signing leaves the Phillies with four unsigned players in the first 10 rounds, led by speedy outfielder Roman Quinn (second round).
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