The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms on a contract with their third round pick, shortstop Luke Williams, and a deal is expected to be signed Monday, a league source said.

The source indicated that the deal was worth “right at [the] slot,” which is for $719,800.

Before the draft, there wasn’t much media hype on Williams, but sources from around the league said Williams’ name was beginning to pop up more and more and that he was being evaluated as high as the third round.

Williams, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Cal Poly commit hit .315 this season to go along with four home runs and 19 RBI in only 32 games played.

Williams also just recently completed high school, as he graduated on the 19th of June.

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  1. grant

    i sure hope your source is wrong. only the Phillies would draft a .315 high school hitter not anywhere in the top 250 prospects in round 3 and pay him slot.

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