Phillies Draft Preview

In recent years, the Phillies have had success in the MLB Draft. The Phillies do not get their first pick until the second round, 75th overall.

"It's hard to guess who might be available. When it comes up to our time, I
think we'll take the best guy available at that point." assistant general
manager Benny Looper said.

Scouting director Marti Woelver says the Phillies main targets are a bat and a left handed pitcher, preferably a starter.

Like in recent years, the Phillies will not be limiting their players to have college experience. The Phillies are not afraid to draft a player out of high school.

Notable Phillies draft picks:

2008: Anthony Hewitt (1st round, 24th overall out of Salisbury HS)

2007: Joe Savery (1st round, 19th overall out of Rice University)

2006: Kyle Drabek (1st round, 18th overall out of The Woodlands HS)
Jason Donald (3rd round, 97th overall out of University of Arizona)

2004: Greg Golson (1st round, 21st overall out of Connally HS)
Lou Marson ( 4th round, 122nd overall out of Coronado HS)
J.A Happ (3rd round, 92nd overall out of Northwestern University)

2003: Michael Bourn (4th round, 115th overall out of University of Houston)

2002: Cole Hamels (1st round, 17th overall out of Rancho Bernardo HS)

2001: Gavin Floyd (1st round, 4th overall out of Mt. St. Joseph's HS)
Ryan Howard (5th round 140th overall out of Missouri State University)

2000: Chase Utley (1st round, 15th overall out of UCLA)

1999: Brett Myers (1st round, 12th overall out of Englewood HS)

1998: Pat Burrell (1st overall out of University of Miami)
Jason Michaels (4th round, 104th overall out of University of Miami)

1997: J.D Drew (1st round, second overall out of Florida State University)- Did not sign
Randy Wolf (2ns round, 57th overall out of Pepperdine University)
Derrick Turnbow (5th round, 146th overall out of Franklin HS)

1996: Adam Eaton (1st round, 11th overall out of Snohomish HS)
Jimmy Rollins (2nd round, 46th overall out of Encinal HS)

1993: Scott Rolen (2nd round, 46th overall out of Jasper HS)

1991: Kevin Stocker (2nd round, 54th overall out of University of Washington)

1990: Mike Lieberthal (1st round, 3rd overall out of Westlake HS)

1988: Mickey Morandini (5th round, 120th overall out of Indiana University)

1983: Ricky Jordan (1st round, 22nd overall out of Grant HS)

1974: Lonnie Smith (1st round, 3rd overall out of Centennial HS)

1972: Larry Christenson (1st round, 3rd overall out of Marysville, WA)

1971: Mike Schmidt (2nd round, 30th overall out of Ohio University)

1968: Greg Luzinski (1st round, 11th overall out of Notre Dame HS)

Phuture Phillies projects the Phillies will go with first baseman Jeff Malm out of Bishop Gorman HS.

Be sure to check back at 2:00 for a mock draft.



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