Phillies sign 31 of 40 Draft picks, including top 24

Phillies sign 31 of 40 Draft picks, including top 24

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies like the early returns of their 2015 Draft.

Top pick Cornelius Randolph has played well with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Phillies. Other players selected in the top 10 have fared well, too. Overall, the Phillies signed 31 of 40 selections, and their top 24 selections overall.

Friday was Major League Baseball's deadline for teams to sign their Draft picks. UNLV senior pitcher Joey Lauria, whom the Phillies selected 25th overall, was the highest pick not to sign. The Phillies offered him $1,000, but the Las Vegas Review Journal reported Lauria decided to stay at UNLV and work as a graduate assistant on the baseball team.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.