Dominic Pipkin has been selected the #28 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Pipkin received 45 of the 178 votes cast (25.28%). Rodolfo Duran received 28 votes (15.73%). Ben Pelletier received 20 votes (11.24%). Kyle Dohy received 13 votes (7.30%). And, Jose Pujols received 12 votes (6.74%). Fifteen guys shared the other 60 votes.
The Phillies selected Dominic Pipkin in the 9th round of the 2018 Amateur Draft out of Pinole Valley HS (CA). He signed on June 18th for well over full slot.
As is the case with all high school pitchers, the Phillies brought Pipkin along carefully. He threw just 29.2 innings over 10 appearances. He had a 1-2 record and 3.64 ERA. Pipkin walked 8 (2.4 BB9), struck out 18 (5.5 K9), and 1.180 WHIP.
Pipkin is a lanky, 6’4, 170 lb. right-handed pitcher. a pre-draft, scouting report described him as having a slow-paced delivery with full/quick arm action, a tight/high three-quarter arm slot, with a low 90s fastball that topped out at 93 mph. He was described as having low effort velocity with the expectation of more velo, an ability to work the bottom of the strike zone, and the ability to get ground ball outs. Tips his secondaries with slower arm and shorter arch. Potential to throw much harder, as with all pitchers his secondaries will determine how far he goes and in what capacity. Good student. Committed to University of California.
During Instructs, Pipken threw an 87-93 mph fastball. His slider and change up were in the same 80-83 mph range.
I would expect another season in rookie ball while the Phillies put some muscle and weight on him.
The poll for the next prospect will be posted in a separate thread.
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