Friday, June 08, 2007

Recapping Day 1 of the Draft

The Phillies made six more selections after Joe Savery yesterday on Day 1 of the Draft.

Here is a little about each of the picks:

Pick # 37 - Travis D'Arnaud
Travis is a 6'2" 195lb catcher out of Lakewood HS in California. He's committed to play baseball at Pepperdine, but it is likely that he will go pro with the Phillies.

Pick # 83 - Travis Mattair
Travis is a 6'5" 210lb third baseman out of Southridge HS in Washington. Received Division II interest as a point guard and also had schools interested in him as a wide receiver. Committed at one point to play baseball for Oregon State, but it is very likely that he will go pro with the Phillies.

Pick # 107 - Brandon Workman
Brandon is a 6'4" 195lb right-handed pitcher out of Bowie HS in Texas. He did sign a letter of intent with the University of Texas.

Pick # 113 - Matthew Spencer
Matthew is a 6'4" 225lb left fielder out of Arizona State. He's a junior and a lefty. Played two seasons for the University of North Carolina. Watch him this weekend in NCAA Super Regional play against Ole Miss.

Pick # 143 - Tyler Mach
Tyler is a 6'1" 195lb second baseman out of Oklahoma State. Played his freshman year at the University of Washington. Watch him this weekend in NCAA Super Regional play against Louisville.

Pick # 173 - Michael Taylor
Michael is a 6'6" 250lb right fielder out of Stanford. He is a junior. He has excelled in athletics despite suffering with Type 1 diabetes. Baseball America considers him to be the 38th-best prospect out of California (HS or College), but he was much higher rated coming out of high school.

2 comments:

Wek said...

"he was much higher rated coming out of high school."

This is exactly why the Phillies should stick to drafting college players. High School blue chippers succeed far less than solid college players.

Kevin in the Ticket Office said...

That's an interesting comment. Personally, I favor college players, but I'm a big fan of the college game. I would be interested to see the comparisons. Do you know of a link or study?

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