Phillies Prospect Dylan Cozens Almost Made More Money at the Winter Meetings Than He Did All of Last Season

[CSNPhily] Slimmer but stronger, Reading's Dylan Cozens finding power stroke

Being a highly-touted MLB prospect isn't always a lucrative existence. 

Take the young slugger Dylan Cozens who bashed 40 home runs in the Phillies farm system for double-A Reading last season. 

According to's Matt Breen, Cozens earned roughly $8,500 for the 5 month long season. That's not exactly rolling in it.

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Good news for Cozens today, however, because he almost doubled that total by havin the most home runs of any minor leaguer. That earned him a check for $8,000.

Cozens joked during the luncheon that he made more Monday than he did all of last season. The rightfielder earned roughly $1,700 per month last season. Minor league players are only paid during their five-month season, which means Cozens made roughly $8,500 last season.

“I don’t know if it's true, it’s a joke. Not to be taken too seriously,” Cozens said. “But yeah, $8000 will make shopping this holiday season a lot easier.

Cozens also spoke about the report that he punched a teammate during winter league, noting it was just boys being boys and telling reporters they've moved past it.

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