According to Baseball America’s JJ Cooper the Phillies have signed short stop K.C. Serna out of the Independent Leagues.
Serna was Baseball America’s top Indy League prospect. He fell to the 42nd round of the 2011 draft after he left Oregon following a suspension for violating team rules. He was released in 2012 because of makeup issues. He hit .265/.339/.354 in the New York Penn League in 2011.
Serna is a true shortstop though he has played 2B and 3B. It appears his makeup issue have been cleared up and he is on a positive path.
Serna hit ,304/.362/.424 over 420 PAs with 1 HR and 17 SBs in 2013. Shortstop is a glaring hole in the Phillies minor league and at just 24 years old Serna could see plenty of ABs in Clearwater or Reading this year.