The Draft

Phillies Sign Top Pick Nola


The Phils' highest draft pick in more than a decade has agreed to terms and is set to begin his professional career this week.

2014 Phillies Draft Recap


In 14 years no one selected more High School players than the Phillies. It's been about a decade since one of those picks became a significant contributor to the parent club, so the Phillies...

2014 Draft Day 3 Open Thread


You're pretty hardcore if you're following day 3 of the drat closely.

Phillies 2014 8th-10th Round Pick Profiles


A projectable high school arm and two seniors. Opposites attract.

Phillies 2014 6th -7th Round Pick Profiles


Shocker of shockers, another college pitcher and a college hitter. It's like we're seeing a trend or something!

Phillies 2014 4th -5th Round Pick Profiles


A Second Round talent who fell after a DUI arrest. A 5th round masher. Both College Juniors, in what is shaping up to be the most low risk draft in recent memory.

Phillies 2014 Third Round Pick: Aaron Brown, OF


The Pepperdine Center Fielder is also a draftable prospect on the mound as an LHP

2014 Draft Day 2 Open Thread


Will the Phillies continue down the path of College players with advanced skills or will they work in a few gambles?

2014 Phillies Round 2 pick - Matt Imhoff, LHP


Boy Marti Wolever wasn't kidding when he said the Phillies were pursuing a new strategy.

2014 MLB Draft Thread


Comment on picks, debate strategy, call players toolsy (and commentators tools). All your draft discussion here.


2014 Phillies Draft Preview - A few final names


With Round 1 just over 24 hours away, I had a few final names I wanted to talk about for Round 2 and beyond.

Phillies Decide to Try Drafting Baseball Players


Will the Phillies forego a well known proclivity for drafting top athletes and hoping they can learn baseball?

TGP 2014 Mock Draft


It's very unlikely this mock ends up being right, but it's still an opportunity to look more at team strategies and tendencies.

A Draft Rant


That is, a rant about the MLB Draft, not an unfinished rant. Though you could argue for that option too, I suppose.

Phillies 2014 Draft Preview - More 1st Rounders


This draft is so deep I could profile another 10 guys and still end up not getting the guy the Phillies take #7. In lieu of writing 20 more profiles, here's a best guess at 4 more possible guys the...

Phillies 2014 Draft Preview - Kyle Freeland, LHP


The Phillies took the College Lefty out of High School as a possible overslot guy 3 years ago. With Hoffman out and the draft shifting, it's looking quite possible the Phillies may go this route...

Phillies 2014 Draft Preview - Touki Toussaint, RHP


There's no bigger risk/reward player in this draft. Touki has a pretty elite arm, but can he ever be more than a thrower?

Froback Friday - The 1998 Draft


For anyone over 30 I don't need to describe how awful the Phillies were in the late 90's and how badly they needed a good draft.

2014 Phillies Draft Preview - Changes at the top


Since it's Draft Day in the NFL, it seemed like a good day to talk about the MLB Draft. I startred writing previews for this draft in December (that sounds nuts to me now) and quite a bit has...

2014 Phillies Draft Preview More Round 2


Some big names could, potentially be available, We'll talk about a few here.

Phillies 2014 Draft Preview - Round 2 Targets


This draft is incredibly deep and the talent available at the Phillies Round 2 pick will be a First Round talent. The Phillies picked a good time to start stinking again. We'll look at 3 names that...

Phillies 2014 Draft Preview - Bradley Zimmer, OF


The story of this draft is dominant Pitchers and College hitters who aren't hitting much. Zimmer is different, he's a College hitter who's unexpectedly hitting quite a bit.

2014 Phillies Draft Preview - Grant Holmes, RHP


Holmes is virtually a finished prospect meaning a team that takes him could be calling him up within as little as 2 years. But you'd be sacrificing the higher ceilings of other available guys.

Phillies 2014 Draft Preview - Tyler Kolek, RHP


Tyler Kolek is a very large teen with a very big Fastball. He also has some good pitchability. He's one of a half dozen guys who could conceivably go Top 3, but with a draft this deep, he could...

Phillies 2014 Draft Preview - Braxton Davidson, 1B


Davidson has the best in game power in the 2014 Draft. He could be a true middle of the order impact bat.

Phillies 2014 Draft Preview - Jake Gatewood, SS/3B


Do you love insane power? Guys knocking the cover off the ball? How do you feel about Strikeouts?

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