MLB Draft: Phillies Running Tracker

Monday June 4 started the 2012 MLB Amateur draft. The Houston Astros went the route of offense, selecting high school short stop Carlos Correa from Puerto Rico with the first overall pick. They passed up on Georgia high school outfielder Byron Buxton, who went second to the Minnesota Twins. The Phillies had two picks on … Continue reading MLB Draft: Phillies Running Tracker

MLB Draft: Phillies Could Go Position Player Early

The MLB amateur draft is set for June 4-6 and the Phillies have offense on their mind early. According to Matt Gelb, the Phillies will go after a position player early. That position player could also wind up being a college player. (College players have faster tracks to the Majors due to experience but don’t … Continue reading MLB Draft: Phillies Could Go Position Player Early

Phillies select outfielder with 39th pick in MLB Draft

UPDATE – With their second selection (66th overall), the Phillies chose outfielder/second baseman Roman Quinn. Quinn is labeled as being one of the fastest prep school players in this year’s class. He attended Port St. Joe High School in Gulf County, Florida. He played second base, shortstop, and center field during his high school career. … Continue reading Phillies select outfielder with 39th pick in MLB Draft

Homers Hurt Hamels

Cole Hamels had a no-hitter going into the seventh but that was ended abruptly. San Diego’s Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Hairston hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning en route to a 3-1 victory over the Phillies, splitting the four-game series. Hamels pitched eight innings, allowing only two runs on three hits and two … Continue reading Homers Hurt Hamels

Introducing the Phillies Draft Picks

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. … Continue reading Introducing the Phillies Draft Picks