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Phillies’ Draft Pick Wins Award

November 12, 1997

NEW YORK (AP) _ J.D. Drew, a holdout since the Philadelphia Phillies made him the second pick of June’s amateur draft, was presented Tuesday night with the Golden Spikes Award.

Drew, 21, hit .455 for Florida State this year with 31 homers, 100 RBIs and 32 steals, become the first 30-30 player in NCAA history.

He has been holding out for a $10 million signing bonus, citing the amounts given to Matt White and Travis Lee in 1996 after they became free agents on technicalities.

The Golden Spikes Award is given annually to the nation’s top amateur player by the U.S. Baseball Federation.

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