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2010 Phillies Draft In Review

Hi everyone. I want to thank JKearse for putting this together, its taken me too long to remember to publish it, so a few of the stat lines might be out of date, but this should be a cool look at some of the guys who didn’t sign out of the 2010 draft and how they’ve done at college so far. Thanks to JKearse for putting this together.

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Interview with Marek Minařík

Thanks to JKEARSE for another short interview with an under the radar Phillies prospect.

On May 7th, 2010 the Phillies signed a tall, sixteen year old righty out of the Czech Republic. Marek Minařík, now seventeen years old, was courted by multiple teams after an appearance at the MLB European Academy Tryouts in Prague. Not much is known about the right hander, but he did play in an Australian league along with ex-Phillies prospect Todd Van Steensel and current Phils prospect Josh Warner, posting a 2.18 ERA in just under 21 innings, along with a 1-0 record and 16 strikeouts. Minařík is an interesting prospect because there is still time for him to grow height wise and can already hit 91 MPH on his fastball. Thanks to Marek for his time!

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Jon Musser Interview

(this is James) Big thanks to jkearse for another interview!

One of the three draft day deadline signings for the Phillies, Jon Musser stands tall at 6’5 weighing 205 pounds. The young right hander is currently 18 years old and won’t turn 19 until December. ‘Muss’ was a 21 round draft pick of the Phillies and can hit 90s on the radar gun along with a good curveball and solid changeup. Because of these pitches, he was projected as a seventh to tenth round pick but slipped due to injury concerns. Jon appears now to be completely healthy and has been improving every year. The Phillies have grabbed a few over-slot pitchers that have been really effective in Brody Colvin and Jarred Cosart. Hopefully, Jon Musser and Kevin Walter can add to this list of success. Thanks to Muss for his time.

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Gauntlett Eldemire interview

Thanks to JKearse for another interview.

.396/.496/.723 with 16 homeruns and 16 stolen bases in 202 at bats. These were Gauntlett Eldemire’s college stats as a junior for Ohio University. Gauntlett was the Phillies 2010 draft pick, and the 6’3 195 pound outfielder is known to have plus power along with plus speed. Unlike most Phillies outfielder picks, the 21 year old is right handed and murdered left handed pitching last year at a .400 clip. A 2010 All-Mid-American Conference First Team selection, Eldemire was projected to go anywhere from the second to fourth round and the Phillies grabbed  him with a sixth round pick. Unfortunately, while in Philly for his physical with the team, the doctors discovered a chipped bone fragment as well as two torn ligaments which came from being hit by a pitch and it prevents Gauntlett from getting on the field immediately. This was his second unfortunate injury recently, the other being a stress fracture in his leg dooming his shot at playing for Team USA. However, he should be healthy in the fall, and while his skills are raw, he has a ton of potential and could be very exciting to watch once he gets on the field. Thanks to Gauntlett for doing this interview.

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Tyson Gillies and Matt Rizzotti Mini Interviews

Tyson Gillies came to the Phillies along with Philippe Aumont and JC Ramirez in an offseason trade for Cliff Lee, sending the all-star to Seattle. Gillies has been hurt most of the year, which is disappointing because you can see during batting practice he has immense talent. Known to be a speedster who can get on base and steal, Gillies has some pop in his bat as well, able to hit HRs to all fields even with an elbow brace on. Thanks to Tyson for his time.

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Interview with Chris Duffy

Hi everyone. As a special treat, frequent reader of the site jkearse123 (Jordan) has had the opportunity to conduct a number of interviews with Phillies prospects. His first interview is with Golden Spikes finalist and recent draftee Chris Duffy, who has already signed and gotten into the system. So, enjoy this interview and look for a few more from Jordan down the road. I’m going to log all of his interviews in the * interviews page on the left side of the site. Below is Jordan’s interview with Chris Duffy, enjoy!

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