Category Archives: 2016 Draft

2016 Draft Discussion, June 20th

Okay, one more weekly draft discussion.  The Phillies have announced the signing of 19 players.  Cole Stobbe, their #3 selection, has been reported to have also signed for about $300K over slot.  The Phillies are expected to announce the signings of all 3 of their top picks soon, maybe this week.  Once they announce the top 3, we can begin to speculate where any savings could be spent. Continue reading 2016 Draft Discussion, June 20th

2016 Post Draft Discussion

Here’s the final thread to continue talking about the 2016 First Year Player Draft.

The Phillies conclude their portion of the 2016 First Year Player Draft with picks 11 thru 40. Those selections, as well as the first ten,  are being tracked in our 2016 Draft Tracker.  As signings are announced, the tracker will be updated.  Be sure to share any information and I will incorporate it into the tracker.

The Phillies returned to the high school ranks Saturday, selecting OF Josh Stephen (Mater Dei), RHP Justin Miller (Central Union), RHP Andrew Brown (Granite Hills) in rounds 11 thru 13.  All three are from California and have college commitments.

They  switched back to college players for 19 of the next 21 picks before selecting high school players with 4 of their last 6 selections.

In all the Phillies drafted –

  • 12 HS players (1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 13, 22, 30, 35, 38, 39, and 40)
  • 2 draft eligible college sophmores (RHPs #10 Julian Garcia from Metro State University and #36 Mac Sceroler of Southeastern Louisiana University)
  • 3 JUCO players – 1B Caleb Eldridge, RHP Tyler Hallead, RHP Davis Agle
  • 14 college juniors
  • 8 college seniors
  • 1 fifth year college senior
  • 11 players from schools in CA
  • 6 players from schools in TX
  • 3 players from schools in FL
  • 2 players from schools in MN, LA, NC
  • 1 player from each of the following 14 states – RI, NE, AZ, OR, MS, GA, HI, CO, NV, SC, IN, KS, NY, OH
  • 16 RHP
  • 7 LHP
  • 6 Outfielders
  • 4 Catchers
  • 3 Shortstops
  • 3 First basemen
  • 1 Third Baseman


2016 Draft Discussion, June 6th

The 2016 draft discussion continues here.  These discussions will be accessible under “The Draft” menu option “2016 Draft Discussions and Picks” for reference.

The First Year Player Draft (Rule 4 Draft) will begin on Thursday, June 9th.  I will provide Daily discussion pages for comments similar to last year.  I will also consolidate information on the Phillies’ selections in a draft tracker spread sheet just like last year.  In addition to player info, it will contain bonus information and signing dates. Continue reading 2016 Draft Discussion, June 6th