Phillies pick #27 in the first round and as of now have all of their picks
Pretty good summary of those available in the rule 5 phase tomorrow (from a Braves writer):
I really find it hard to find anyone in the list I'd use a 40-man spot on. Maybe the Phils scouts have...
I think this is meant to be the Rule 4 draft thread, whereas the Rule 5 is already being discussed in the Hot Stove thread along with all other winter meeting stuff (and is also not in 2024).
Of course the reason Squire started the thread is this was part of the winter meetings too. But the draft itself is still seven months away.
And with the 27th pick BA mocks the Phils LSU rhp Thatcher Hurd. mid 90s stuff but some command issues.
Nice job everyone.
Let's keep all the rule 4 and rule 5 draft stuff here. Unless there is a reason not to...
Well I'd change the thread title then. But I'd still argue one has nothing to do with other. Professional and, like, tomorrow, vs. amateur and in seven months.
The rule 5 discussion will be short lived, the discussion on the amateur draft will last a while...Squire can change the title if he'd like.
I agree with your argument - Rule 4 and Rule 5 are independent of each other. That said, the thread is here, and I'm OK with that. I've re-titled to reflect that it's for discussing both.
The "2024" part is still incorrect though. To me the issue is archival, if someone wants to find a post or even the results of the 2023 Rule 5 draft it's harder to do, though that would also be true if the Rule 5 discussion merely continues in the general thread (which it no doubt will because isn't it ever thus :)).
Alright, z. Is this better?
Draft is at 2 PM. The anticipation of nothing Phillies-related happening is building.
The next Roy Halladay might be lurking in the rule 5 draft! Or at least the next Jamie Moyer...
Ooh! Ooh! I can hardly wait!
Well, we passed in the first round of the major-league portion. No Philadelphia prospects were chosen in this round.
No selections by any team in the second round. Triple-A phase starts in five minutes.
But what about Noah Song?
AAA Phase - 1st Round
Minnesota took Rafael Marcano (High-A) from the Phils in the first round of the AAA phase.
Phils selected Will Simoneit (C-1B) from Oakland's AA roster.
AAA Phase - 2nd Round
KC took Keylan Killgore from the Phils in the first pick of the second round of the AAA phase.
Phils took Luis Caicuto (C) from Arizona's complex-league roster.
Houston took Carlos Betancourt from the Phils's High-A roster.
AAA Phase -Third Round
Phils take Carson Taylor (C) from the Dodgers' AA roster.
Rays take Blake Brown, from the Phils AA roster.
Fourth Round: Phils select Trevor Schwecke (SS) from Toronto's AA roster.
Fifth Round: Phils take Bryce Ball (IF) form Cleveland AA roster.
so the Phillies took their Ball and went home..
Darick Hall without the current HR power. But he did play at Dallas Baptist at least.
2 years ago in rookie ball he hit .350 as a 19 year old sandwiched between two injury shortened seasons. Will be interesting to see if they can make anything out of him.