Here’s the thread to continue talking about the 2017 First Year Player Draft.
With the 3:83 pick, the Phillies selected RHP Connor Seabold, Cal State Fullerton
Seabold went 11-5, 3.01 during the season. He struck out 120 and walked 22 in 122.2 innings. He is known for his command much like former Titan team mate Tom Eshelman. Here is some insight into the young man in an Orange County Register article.
With the 4:113 pick, the Phillies selected 3B Jake Scheiner, Houston
Scheiner slashed .346/.432/.667 with 18 HR and 64 RBI in 275 PA. He was the was the AAC’s Player of the Year. The following is excerpted from his Houston player bio –
SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE – Played two seasons at Santa Rosa JC…Led team to a League and State Championship in 2016…Named the Big 8 MVP… Selected as the NorCal Player of the Year…Earned First Team All-American honors as well as State Championship MVP honors.
Was a four-year letterwinner for the Maria Carrillo Pumas High School…Named First Team All-Empire in 2014…Was a two-time First Team All-League performer in 2012 and 2013…Also played basketball.
With the 5:143 pick, the Phillies selected LHP Ethan Lindow, Locust Grove HS (GA)
Lindow posted an 0.97 ERA in 57.2 innings with 97 strikeouts and 18 walks. He has a low 90s FB. He was named him to the state’s Class 5-A All-State team. Here’s a story from the local paper the Henry Herald.
With the 6:173 pick, the Phillies selected SS Dalton Guthrie, Florida
Guthrie was selected to the SEC all defensive team for the second time. He hit .271 with with a .349 OBP. He lost ABs to an injury (foot) but has returned for the CWS. His father is former MLB pitcher Mark Guthrie. Here’s an article from an SEC/Florida site.
With the 7:203 pick, the Phillies selected SS Nick Maton, Lincoln Land CC (IL)
Maton slashed .408/.507/.722 in his one year at Lincoln. He transferred from Division I Eastern Illinois after his freshman year where he batted .299 and was named to the Ohio Valley Conference all-freshman team. More from the State Journal-Register.
With the 8:233 pick, the Phillies selected LHP Jhordany Mezquita, Hazelton HS (PA)
LHP Jhordany Mezquita was #65 on the 2017 Phillies Minor League Extended Spring Training Roster on 4/10/2017. He is 19-years old and throws in the low 90s. Per Keith Law on Twitter, “The Phillies’ 8th round pick, Jhordany Mezquita, is from the DR; when the Phillies wanted to sign him as an international free agent, they learned he was draft eligible because he’d gone to HS in New Jersey.”
With the 9:263 pick, the Phillies selected 3B Jack Zoellner, New Mexico
Zoellner slashed .368/.470/.663 slugging percentage with 12 HR and 56 RBI. He walked (37) more then he struck out (26). He suffered a broken hand in May. Here’s an article from the Albuquerque Journal.
With the 10:293 pick the Phillies selected RHP Connor Brogdon, Lewis-Clark State (ID)
Brogdon went 8-1, 2.91 in 15 games (12 starts). He pitched 80.1 innings, allowed 25 walks, and struck out 99. Opponents only hit .219 against him. Here is an article from The Official Website of Lewis-Clark Warrior Athletics.
The Phillies’ selections are being tracked in our 2017 Draft Tracker.
Rounds 11-40 will conclude today on MLB.com with the 11th round starting at noon.
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