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Phillies take Carson Ragsdale in the 4th round

He’s big

2020 Major League Baseball Draft Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

After leaning on a high school pitcher in Mick Abel, then pivoting to the college ranks to select Casey Martin, the Phillies turn their eyes to the fourth round.

With anticipated signability “issues” with those two picks, it makes some sense that the team would like to save a few bucks in order to make sure they secure those two talents. With that possibly in mind, the team selected Carson Ragsdale.

He’s a biggin’.

At 6’8”, he’s possibly the tallest pitcher available to draft, he’s got some good stuff, but a lost season in 2019 thanks to Tommy John surgery, this is where the signability issues come in. He might not cost as much since he hasn’t seen much ball in a looooong time.