2022 Draft Discussion, Day Three: July 19th

The Phillies had 10 picks on day three.  Here they are.

11th round – Emaarion Boyd is an outfielder out of South Panola HS in Mississippi.  He has a commitment to Northwest Community College.

Matt Paul, agent former scout – “A rair combination: The electricity. The upside. The impact. The elite run tool. The elite hand speed. The elite athleticism. The offensive rhythm + defensive prowess.”

Brian Sakowski, national crosschecker at Perfect Game – “Explosive is the word that comes to mind on Boyd. The bat speed and athletic twitch are both plus, and it makes a very exciting profile overall. The amount of bat speed + the body projection give him huge power upside”

PG Deep South – “Lots of twitch, EZ + bat spd. Bat-to-ball, super accurate barrel stands out. Developing pwr, spd plays on the paths.”

PG 2021 National Showcase – “Emaarion Boyd is a 2022 OF with a 6-0 160 lb. frame from Batesville, MS who attends South Panola. Large, athletic frame with square shoulders and a lean, projectable build with room to fill throughout moving forward. Fast-twitch, posted a 6.56 60-yard dash. Primary outfielder, speed tool plays extremely well and projects as a center fielder at the next level, plenty of quickness and agility to actions, moves in on the ball well, full arm action through the back, shows present arm strength on throws with some carry to intended base. Right-handed hitter, begins with a wide base and a high hand set and back elbow at the plate; active hands, remains very short to the ball and generates easy bat speed through the zone. Twitch plays in swing, aggressive in the box and shows quickness to hands and employs a line drive oriented approach, shows strength to the pull side; high end tools across board and projects very well. Selected to the 2021 Perfect Game All-American Classic.”

12th round – Jordan Dissin is a catcher out of Saddleback College, a JUCO in California.  He’s a UCSD commit.  Transferred from Richmond after the 2021 season.  slashed .393/.505/.577/1.082 on 45 games, 206 PA with 64 hits, 14 doubles 2 triples, 4 HR, 47 RBI, 5/6 SB, 33 BB, 35 K.

13th round – Cade Fergus is an outfielder out of George Washington University.  He is a 4-year senior.  All 52 of his starts were in CF.  He slashed .315/.405/.601/1.006 in 248 PA with 20 doubles, 1 triple, 13 HR, 37 RBI, 11/16 SB, 15 BB, 53 K.  He played in the Cape Cod League in 2021 and slashed .296/.424/.500/.924 in 66 PA with 16 hits, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1/2 SB, 11 BB, 26 K.  Committed no errors in the outfield.

14th round – Bryan Rincon is a prep shortstop out of Shaler Area HS in Pennsylvania.  He is a Venezuelan native.

15th round – Troy Schreffler is an outfielder from the University of Maryland.  He is a 4-year junior.  He was third team All Big Ten.  He slashed .340/.421/.557/.979 in 294 PA with 86 hits, 23 doubles, 1 triple, 10 HR, 7 RBI, 14/17 SB, 30 BB, 64 K.  He played mostly in RF, but saw some time in CF in 2022.  He was also selected to the 2022 Big Ten All-Tournament Team (8/14, .571, 5 R, 4 RBI, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 2 BB, 1 SB in 3 games).

16th round – Josh Bortka is a RHP out of the University of Central Missouri.  He is a 4YR SR.  The 22-year-old pitched out of the bullpen.  He compiled a 4-0 record and 2.96 ERA in 17 appearances and 24.1 innings.  He walked 10 and struck out 41 of the 103 batters he faced.  He played in the MLB Draft League for the State College Spikes (formerly of the NY-Penn League).  In 6 appearances and 9.2 innings, he posted a 0-1 record and 8.38 ERA.  He walked 4 and struck out 16 of the 46 batters he faced.

17th round – Daniel Harper is a RHP from Kentucky.  He’s a senior playing in his 5th season.  He posted a 4-1 record and 2.72 ERA out of the bullpen.  In 26 games and 36.1 innings, he walked 19 and struck out 33 of the 157 batters he faced.  He played for State College in the MLB Draft League and went 1-0, 0.00 in 8 games with 3 saves in 9.2 innings with 4 BB and 11 K of the 38 batters he faced.

18th round – Braylen Wimmer is a second baseman out of South Carolina.  He is a 4-year junior.  Started all 55 games, mostly at second base with a couple games at shortstop.  He slashed .312/.361/.466/.827 in 244 PA with 69 hits, 13 doubles, 7 HR, 35 RBI, 13/14 SB, 15 BB, 54 K.  IN 2021, he played in the Cape Cod League and slashed .282/.333/.424/.757 in 93 PA with 24 hits, 6 doubles, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 3/5 SB, 4 BB, 27 K.

19th round – Drew Garrett is RHP out of the University of Missouri.  He is a 4-year senior.  He saw very little action during the 2022 season.  He walked 7 and struck out 6 in 4.2 innings.  In 2021, he pitched in the MLB Draft League and went 2-0 with a 6.08 ERA.  In 24 appearances that included one start and 26.2 innings he walked 35 and struck out 46.

20th round – Nathan Karaffa is a RHP out of Ohio State.  He is a 4-year junior.  Made 25 relief appearances with a 6.35 ERA.  In 28.1 innings, he walked 14 and struck out 36.  Prior to 2022, he played infield and outfield.

The Phillies have a bonus pool allotment of $6,307,000.  The slot breakdown is in the attached tracker.

Rounds 11 thru 20 are each capped at $125, 000 which doesn’t count against the bonus pool; any portion of a single bonus that exceeds $125K counts against the bonus pool.  A bonus under $125K does not allow the “savings” to be applied to another player.

Contracts for non-drafted free agents are capped at $20,000.

This is a forum for draft discussion to keep it separate from other conversations.

As in previous years, I’ll post a place for daily draft discussions until the draft is completed,  then, weekly draft discussions until the end of the signing period (August 1st).  Draft signings will be tracked here – 2022 Draft Tracker


54 thoughts on “2022 Draft Discussion, Day Three: July 19th

  1. Day three went pretty much like the first couple of days. Like the first pick of the day. Emaarion Boyd looks like a kid with the tools to get excited about. A lot of un-noteworthy picks after that.
    So for me, the three OFers: Crawford, Rincones, and Boyd stand out. Not saying none of the other kids may develop into something. Just saying they drafted a whole lot of big reliever type pitchers. Would have liked another SP or two.

    1. Hinkie…..agree,
      I also think Mavis Graves could surprise…tall lefties do have a way of plowing thru.
      If he can pick up a few more ticks on his FB he could be a real sleeper….a diamond in the rough.


    1️⃣ Hurston Waldrep … is a 6’1″/205 RHP who would look great in Phillies pinstripes (especially after mostly ignoring the position this summer). The former Georgia prepster has a big leg kick, and an electric arm. He features four pitches that are at least abv avg (maybe/probably plus). His FB frequently hits triple digits early in starts before sitting 94-98. He pairs the heater with a big 12 to 6, knee buckling CB, a late breaking SL, and a ridiculous CH/splitter. The stuff is mesmerizing. And the kid is a strike thrower. He averaged 13.4 K/9 and just 3.1 BB/9 across 15 starts this season. After the season Waldrep (joined over 2,000 other college players and) entered the transfer portal. He’ll pitch for Florida in 2023, and could really climb draft boards.

    ▶ Backup choice if Waldrep goes before Phillies pick

    1️⃣🅱 Maui Ahuna … is an exciting SS @ Kansas. The 6’1″/170 LHH former Haiwaiian prepster was good as a freshman in 2020 (.314/.413/.422), but was exceptional as a sophomore this season(.396/.479/.634 ). Defensively, Ahuna is nimble, and has a strong, accurate arm. He makes all the plays, even the spectacular ones. He’s got a little Andrelton Simmons in him. Ahuna (like Waldrep) has also taken a trip through the NCAA transfer portal, and has come out announcing he’ll suit up for Tennessee next year.

    1. 2️⃣ Michael Carico … is a 6’0″/180 LHH C @ Davidson. He’s athletic behind the plate, and does a nice job of shutting down the opponents running game (thrown out 44% of would be base stealers in 2022). But it’s the bat that seperates the former NC prepster from most other catchers in college. His quick hands have helped him to an eye popping .406/.559/.843 slash line this year. He dominates the Kzone as you can see by the OBP (35 K, 46 BB, 26 HBP this season), and he has surprising pop for a kid his size (21 HRs in 2022).

      3️⃣ Charlee Soto … is an impressive RH prep pitcher from Kissimmee, Fla. The 6’5″/200 Central Florida commit is young for the class. He’ll still be 17 during next summer’s draft. Soto already throws in the mid 90s. He also packs a CH and SL. He has a lot more good weight to add. There’s no telling how dominant this kid may become.

      1. 4️⃣ Mike Boeve … is a 6’2″/205 3Bman @ Nebraska Omaha. The Phillies have a pretty strong recent history of picking 3Bmen from the Cornhusker state (Alec Bohm & Cole Stobbe were both born in Omaha). Boeve is a quality college LH bat with a strong history of production. He slashed .319/.401/.429 as a freshman, and .365/.491/.584 as a sophomore. He’s also been a top performer in the summer leagues with a wood bat: .342/.446/.431 in the Northwoods League (2021), and .365/.491/.584 on the Cape this summer. Defensively, the kid is athletic and should stick at the hot corner.

        5️⃣ George Klassen … is a 6’2″/175 college RHP at Minnesota. He’s got lightning in his arm, but hasn’t seen the field much so far because of a TJ procedure in 2021. Before suiting up for the Gophers, Klassen starred as the #1 prep pitcher in Wisconsin (2020). He should finally be at full health in 2023, and expect him to have a big year.

  3. Random thoughts I’m convinced B.B takes the biggest player on his board after drafting six players yesterday 6’4 or bigger he drafts another 4 today… Six OF’s seems like alot to me…. Thought we should have drafted a few LHP’s we virtually have nobody on the big league roster or on the farm… There was 82 LHP’s drafted we took 1 of them… B.B sure does have a position player type BIG, Hit the ball hard or have elite speed… Only problem is they haven’t been able to develop those guys…

    1. Hinkie Post Draft Top 40
      Matt … any thoughts?

      1 Andrew Painter
      2 Mick Abel
      3 Johan Rojas
      4 Griff McGarry
      5 Justin Crawford
      6 Logan O’Hoppe
      7 Ben Brown
      8 Luis Garcia
      9 Jordan Viars
      10 Hao Yu Lee
      11 Gabriel Rincones jr
      12 Erik Miller
      13 Hans Crouse
      14 Jean Cabrera
      15 Francisco Morales
      16 Yhoswar Garcia
      17 Darick Hall (😎👍 Romus)
      18 Ethan Wilson
      19 Christian McGowan
      20 Micah Ottenbreit
      21 Alexeis Azuaje
      22 William Bergolla jr
      23 Rickardo Perez
      24 Donny Sands
      25 Jadiel Sanchez
      26 Marcus Lee Sang
      27 Aroon Escobar
      28 Nikau Pouaka-Grego
      29 Jhailyn Ortiz
      30 Jordi Martinez
      31 Jose Pena jr
      32 Alex McFarlane
      33 James McArthur
      34 Emaarion Boyd
      35 Andrew Shultz
      36 McKinley Moore
      37 Andrew Baker
      38 Brett Schulze
      39 Jolbert Angulo
      40 Casey Martin

      1. Seeing it like this – top heavy system. Hope some of these guys are diamonds in the rough!

        I know that Sands is old and NPG is young, but after years of following the system I value performance a lot more than I used to. Aside from Freddy Galvis, not many tools guys ever break through but performance guys can at least get a cup of coffee.

        In other systems with better development staffs, tools are worth more. In ours, tools tend to languish (hitting side, pitching we do pretty ok).

      2. I wouldn’t put the 2022 draft kids in the top 20. They haven’t done anything. Said the same for Abel and Painter. Until they had proved themselves. I flip Brown and Miller in your list.

      3. I have a list coming aimed at trade talks and I didn’t go beyond 9 because of it being rough. Based on conversations I have
        You can argue with the tiers, but I think those are the right groups. Crawford goes in the O’Hoppe/Lee group.

        Rincones is probably in the late teens/early 20s. I’d probably have him behind the Viars/Muzziotti/Garcia/Jadiel Sanchez/Ortiz group and there are probably others that should be there. Crouse is a non prospect at this point, the Wilson reports are terrible, Yhoswar is far behind. I guess a real question is do I prefer Ricones or Marcus Lee Sang? Probably Ricones. It isn’t sunshine and rainbows.

        You probably need to make room in your 40 for Eiberson Castellano, Starlyn Castillo, and Noah Skirrow.

        1. Great to hear from you, Matt. Do you have McGarry above the O’Hoppe/Lee tier based on what you have heard about trade value, or is that how you rank them as prospects?

        1. He’s having a very poor start, but it’s really only a start because he’s still at only 73 ABs, broken up by injury. Hopefully he turns it around in the second half.

        2. He is still only 21 but has done nothing much since 2018. At some point you actually have to do something to be considered a prospect and not a suspect. Until he does he is a failed prospect like Moniak and Ortiz. If he has a good season somewhere down the line he becomes a prospect again.

          1. He had a good year last year, I feel like that’s overlooked. Of course, we were hoping for more.

  4. Looks like Quinn Mathews may have priced himself back to school after not getting picked in the top five or six rounds. Look for him in a Hinkie mock draft next spring.

    And I like the Orioles draft. They made Jared Beck the icing on their draft cake today. Would have liked to have heard the Phillies call his name.

  5. I can get on board with the Boyd pick in the 11tj round. Seems like lots of tools and upside, though the Phillies have very rarely hit on this type of prep athlete. Still, something to get a little excited about, at least for now. Gotta think it will take well over slot ($125k) to sign him, but the Phils should have some savings from picks 4 thru 10.

    1. ⬆️ 6’4″/210 LHH INF @ Univ of British Columbia. He slashed .337/.446/.622 this season.

      1. Built like one of Dave D’s players from the past…a Tiger first baseman no less.
        He may have a soft spot for someone of that statured

      2. Perhaps what is needed for maximum Phillies success is the Hinkie equivalent of a “Bat Signal”….. flash your trademark image in the sky when you have an important tip that deserves immediate action……. Without fast response here I fear @Reds are going to be all over M. Pujols.

      3. Hinke as always I enjoy your draft notes… I read but don’t hit the tip jar :)..

  6. Indeed a Pujols blast! Maybe the pitcher was distracted by all that red. Really sad that Dayton makes their players wear those hideous uniforms.

    1. Add both green lettering and stripes on the trousers…and you have a Yuletide flavoring…….and who doesn’t like those seasonal colors!

      1. Liking the new draft philosophy, the whole organization is involved. Barber mention they saw something with Mavis and they could correct it. Mention the success with McGarrity, would be great draft should we have a half dozen McGarrity ‘s.

        1. The more top tier pitching prospects the better…cannot have enough quality pitching.
          Grow the arms….buy the bats.

  7. Though there are lots of things to check on after the draft, if you feel like looking at something intriguing do a computer search for “Alex Rao passed ball”

  8. Note one small change to the draft rules. Undrafted free agents are now essentially treated like rounds 11-20. $125,000 limit but leftover pool dollars can be used to add to the bonus.

  9. Just saw the ratings were way down for the 2022 MLB All-Star game in L.A. Baseball has a problem and it’s not with the actual all-star game..That’s competitive and well played. t’s political and societal. I won’t list them as they may make people mad but we can all agree the showcase for the greatest for the MLB’s stars is not on the right path.. I think Manfred should have been fired a year ago..

    1. Pitching clock would be the single most effective way to speed up games and shorter games would be the single best improvement for making them watchable and fit into peoples schedules given commuting time and schools. And it wouldn’t change the strategy or rules of the game.

    2. So many choices nowadays. Thought this was interesting:

      “Despite the record-low, the Midsummer Classic continues to reign as the most-watched All-Star event in sports — surpassing the previous night’s Home Run Derby on ESPN and ESPN2 (6.88M), the NFL Pro Bowl on ABC, ESPN and DisneyXD (6.69M) and the NBA All-Star Game on TNT and TBS (6.28M). The MLB All-Star Game has been the most-watched in six of the last seven years it has occurred.”

      1. In addition to the All-Star game itself, the Home Run Derby gets more viewers than the Pro Bowl or NBA All-Star game!

  10. 20. Phillies: Patrick Reilly, RHP, Vanderbilt
    A bit of an upside play here, as Reilly worked mostly as a reliever at Vandy in 2022, albeit one who threw more than 50 innings. The stuff can be pretty electric but the comand is spotty, with a fastball that touches 98 mph and sits around 94-95, a low-80s slider that misses a lot of bats, plus a changeup and cutter.

    ▶ they also have Hurston Waldrep (see my Way Too Early Phillies Mock above) @ #9 to the LAAs.

  11. 1 Dylan Crews (#Lose4Crews)
    2 Max Clark
    3 Chase Dollander
    9 Kevin McGonigle (Monsignor Bonner HS)

    No Hurston Waldrep
    No Maui Ahuna

    1. Talking to the catcher on the Bonner team last weekend….he said the Yankee scouts have been buzzing around and talking with Kevin McGonigle.

  12. Just read this…
    Marshall University baseball catcher Ryan Leitch signed a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Don’t know anything about him other than he had 66 hits including 17 doubles, 12 HR’s and 43 RBI’s while batting .307

  13. According to Matt W, undrafted free agents can be paid up to 125K with overages counting against the bonus pool. So, since there are a number of UFA signed now, is it possible or probable that the draft pool dollars available are less than listed in the draft tracker spreadsheet?

    1. I💚PP … None of the UDFAs the Phillies have signed so far are going to get more than 125-thousans dollars. Most are over aged, and will get less than 125-thousand dollars. Most of these guys will probably get less than 50-thousand.

  14. Write up of the draft by ESPN:

    The Phillies’ first four picks all ranked very close to where they were picked. Crawford is a projectable, electric prospect with 80 speed reminiscent of his father, Carl, but with more power potential. He has bat-to-ball skills to make the whole profile work, but his pitch selection and in-game power are still questions. Rincones is a pure bat with power and patience who raised his profile at Florida Atlantic after not signing as a juco prospect. He’ll have to hit because there isn’t a ton of defensive value. MacFarlane is a loose righty with an above-average-to-plus three-pitch mix that couldn’t quite stick in the weekend rotation, so he’s like a premium ball of clay for the development staff. Kerkering has a power heater up to 97 mph and a plus slider but likely fits in a multi-inning relief role more than pure starter.

    Rao is a 22-year-old pure reliever but was one of the last cuts from the top 300; he sits 94-97 mph and mixes in a plus splitter. The 22-year-old Ricketts is a work in progress behind the plate, but he also fits in a corner where his hit/power combo might be enough for a platoon role. Graves is a 6-foot-5 lefty who works 88-92 mph with a solid-average-flashing two-plane breaking ball. Boyd is a plus-plus runner with real defensive ability but is still raw at the plate. Wimmer is 6-foot-4, has plus raw power, plus speed and can capably play any position, but his pitch selection undermines the whole package. Fergus is a plus runner with above-average raw power but is old (21) for the class and had poor plate discipline at a lower level of competition.

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