The Phillies took two outfielders in this year’s draft.
With the 75th pick in the MLB draft, the Phillies took switch-hitting power hitter Kelly Dugan. The 6’3″ 18-year old out of California has decent speed on the bases and a decent arm in the field but features some pop from both sides of the plate. The Phillies lost their first round pick to the Mariners when they signed Raul Ibanez to his three year deal.
In the third round (#106), the Phillies took Washington native Kyrell Hudson, 18, another outfielder. The 6’2″ Hudson is more of an athletic type who has a good presence in the field and dangerous speed on the base paths. He also has power potential but scouts say he needs to develop more consistency at the plate. Sounds like another Michael Bourn in the field and Jimmy Rollins at the plate.
In local news, Mike Trout from Millville, NJ was drafted 25th to the Los Angeles Angels. I wish him the best of luck in his road to the bigs.