International Reviews: Philadelphia Phillies

See Also: 2014 Phillies International Review

See Also: 2013 Phillies International Review

See Also: 2012 Phillies International Review

Top signing: OF Jhailyn Ortiz, Dominican Republic, $4.01 million.

Total signings: 32.


The typical strategy for the Phillies in the international arena has been to spread their budget around, even when they did pay a seven-figure bonus like they did in 2013 for Luis Encarnacion. They had more flexibility than usual in 2015-16, starting with a $3,041,700 bonus pool, then swapped top bonus slot values with the Diamondbacks. That gave them $5,280,000 in pool space, but since a team can only acquire up to 150 percent of its original bonus pool, their bonus pool was smoothed down to $4,562,550.

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