Today Baseball America released their Draft Report card for the 2012 draft (article can be read here http://www.baseballamerica.com/online/draft/news/2012/2614213.html). BA has put out some awards with a short blip, I have added some more information to each profile:
BA’s Quick Take:
Despite forfeiting their first-round pick by signing Jonathan Papelbon, the Phillies added a pair of promising high school pitchers with supplemental picks they got for losing Raul Ibanez and Ryan Madson.
Best Pure Hitter:
Andrew Pullin (OF/2B) – Pullin was the Phillies 5th round pick, an outfielder in high school the Phillies are moving him to second base. Pullin’s hitting style is unorthodox but he keeps his hands in the zone and has the ability to spray line drives all over the field.
Cameron Perkins (1B/3B/OF) – Perkins drafted out of Purdue in the 6th round. Perkins has a good feel for hitting and a fast bat, he proved throughout his college career that he can make good contact.