It seems we have drafted more college LHP than usual, although not in remotely primo slots. Still, may be LHRP in the making. I think a good way to go on 3rd day of draft. I don't know what to make of these late H.S. picks -- likely won't sign, but sometimes one does. In the modern analytics driven draft era, the vital role of scouts is to assess character and signability. Drafting the non-signable is as useful as drafting all the relations of the staff.
In the 32nd Round the Philadelphia Phillies select
Logan Koester, RHP, Chaminade HS (NY)
Surprise, surprise. Chaminade is on Long Island. Mineola to be specific.
In the 33rd Round, the Philadelphia Phillies select:
Thomas Little, LHP, Vauxhall Academy of Baseball (Canada)
Dude is 6'7" 200 ....so not that little.
Maybe he is so raw he won't require much of a bonus. As with Long Island, we try to get our Canadian scout one every year. Northern Oklahoma College - Enid commit.
All right, fine, he should go in as a Blue Jay
No weird meaningless Phillies legacy picks under this regime right?
He (Braden Halladay) probably won't sign - I suspect the family push him toward college.
Several beat writers tweeted that he is planning to attend Penn State
In the 34th Round, the Philadelphia Phillies select
Jalen Battles, SS, McLennan CC (TX)
BA #94 Prospect in Texas
Probably not the best baseball school, but if he's interested in a first class education.... Trust me, you could do a lot worse!
If it was purely about education you'd imagine he would have chosen Penn? He may not have been accepted of course.
I assume he'll continue to play ball there, if hes good enough he'll be drafted again in a few years.
I was not suggesting Braden was a token pick (though I suppose it's debatable). I was thinking about the last Amaro draft (if memory serves his nephew actually did play for W'port for one season but the other kids didn't even do that).
In the 35th Round the Philadelphia Phillies select:
LHP Michael Prosecky, Nazareth Academy (IL) (HS)
MLB.com #153, BA #227 Overall, BA Illinois #4
Committed to Louisville.
P.S. He's not going to sign with us.
I have to sign off for the day.
In the 36th Round the Philadelphia Phillies select:
LHP Cam Beauchamp, Indiana University (IN), Jr.
See the list up top for the rounds 37-40 picks. I, too, had to go out...
19th Round pick Spencer Van Scoyoc has told his hometown paper that he intends to sign with the Phillies.
20th round pick Keaton Greenwalt plans to sign, and to complete his degree "when he's finished with baseball, per the Eastern New Mexico News
29th round pick Micah Yonamine has dreamed of playing for the Phillies since he was eight years old (Thank you, Shane Victorino!). Still, he's keeping his options open - per his local TV station:
Yonamine is committed to play collegiately at Illinois State but told KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello after being drafted that he and his family will await an offer from the Phillies with the possibility of signing to play professionally.
So this one will come down to the offer.
#11 Lee Sang