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Phillies 2018 Draft Picks Rounds 6 - 10

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Round 6
Logan Simmons, SS - 6’2”, 180 lbs
Georgia High School
Simmons has a potentially big bat with plus power potential. He also has average speed a plus arm and, for now, the actions to stay at Shortstop. Scouting reports seem to suggest he’ll grow out of Short and go to Third or Right Field eventually, but if the power develops, it will play in either spot. His swing is rather complex and there’s a lot of swing and miss, but if he can figure it out there’s a pretty high ceiling here.

Round 7
Gabriel Cotto, LHP - 6’5”, 175 lbs
Puerto Rico High School
Cotto just turned 18, there’s not a ton on info I Can find on his stuff, but, according to his youtube video he throws a fastball, slider, sinker, change-up mix. He reportedly sits upper 80’s to low 90’s with his fastball. He’s got good projectable size and for a 7th rounder he’s a good lottery pick and probably an underslot signing to free money up for the 9th rounder.

Round 8
Seth Lancaster, SS - 6’2”, 208 lbs
Coastal Carolina University
Lancaster is a senior sign, that typically means a guy taken late in the top 10 rounds in order for the team to sign him for ~$10-20K and save a lot of draft pool money. Lancaster will likely sign for ~$10K, but he may offer a lot more than the typical Senior sign. His bat took off his Senior season after he got Lasik surgery. He hit for more power his senior season than his first 3 years combined. So, maybe there’s something there.

Round 9
Dominic Pipkin, RHP - 6’4”, 160 lbs
California High School
A big underslot pick. Pipkin should have probably gone in the 2nd or 3rd round and will likely get 3rd round money. Last summer Pipkin was throwing 95-96 in Summer camps, but more 92-93 this spring in longer outings. He flashes a plus Slider and average Change-up. The control/command comes and goes, but he’s athletic enough to hope he can be coached to repeat his delivery well. Mid-rotation ceiling, which is pretty good for the 9th round.

10th Round
Madison Stokes, SS - 6’2” 200 lbs
University of South Carolina
Another Senior sign. Stokes has hit and carries average power. It’s not clear if he’s long for Shortstop. He has played First Base, though he’d be no more than Org Filler in that role. Stokes is probably no more than Org Filler anyway, but at least he hit and potentially can play a few positions to fill out low minors rosters for a few years. There are virtually no videos of his hitting, but boy does he get interviewed a ton.