MLB Draft

Phillies draft tracker: Final day finishes with rounds 11-40

Phillies draft tracker: Final day finishes with rounds 11-40

The MLB draft concluded Wednesday with Day 3 encompassing rounds 11-40. 

The Phillies' first day of the draft was highlighted by their selection of Virginia outfielder Adam Haseley with the eighth overall pick (see story). After taking Cal Poly pitcher Spencer Howard in the second round, the Phils added four more pitching prospects on Day 2 (see story)

Here's a list of the Phillies' Day 3 selections:

11th round: SS Jake Holmes (Pinnacle HS, Arizona)

12th round: LHP David Parkinson (Ole Miss)

13th round: C Colby Fitch (Louisville)

14th round: LHP Zach Warren (Tennessee)

15th round: RHP Alex Garcia (UC Santa Barbara)

16th round: LHP Kyle Dohy (Citrus College)

17th round: OF Austin Listi (Dallas Baptist)

18th round: LHP Damon Jones (Washington State)

19th round: RHP Addison Russ (Houston Baptist)

20th round: RHP Brady Schanuel (Parkland College)

21st round: LHP Jakob Hernandez (Texas Arlington)

22nd round: 2B Brian Mims (UNC Wilmington)

23rd round: LHP Shane Drohan (Cardinal Newman HS, Florida)

24th round: OF Kevin Markham (Texas San Antonio)

25th round: SS Jesus Azuaje (Glendale CC)

26th round: 1B Quincy Nieporte (Florida State)

27th round: OF Yahir Gurrola (North Florida)

28th round: RHP Bill Sullivan (St. Marks HS, Delaware)

29th round: RHP Bailey Cummings (San Jacinto College North)

30th round: 3B Matt Kroon (Central Arizona College)

31st round: OF Danny Mayer (Pacific)

32nd round: RHP Sati Santa Cruz (Central Arizona College)

33rd round: RHP Benjamin Brown (Ward Melville HS, New York)

34th round: RHP Kyle Hurt (Torrey Pines HS, California)

35th round: RHP Brian Morrell (Shoreham Wading River HS, New York)

36th round: OF Joe Breaux (McLennan CC)

37th round: 2B Edouard Julien (Cardinal Roy SS)

38th round: C Landon Gray (Weatherford Col)

39th round: 3B D.J. Stewart (Westminster Christian Academy)

40th round: OF Paul Coumoulos (Bishop McLaughlin Catholic HS, Florida)

Phillies take Cal Poly pitcher Spencer Howard in 2nd round of MLB draft

Phillies take Cal Poly pitcher Spencer Howard in 2nd round of MLB draft

Scouting director Johnny Almaraz said the Phillies would target college pitching in the 2017 MLB draft.

In the second round Monday night, they did just that by drafting right-handed pitcher Spencer Howard out of Cal Poly with the 45th overall pick.

Howard, a sophomore who was named a second-team All-American, went 8-1 in 17 games (12 starts) with a 2.05 ERA, 97 strikeouts and 23 walks over 87 2/3 innings.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder was ranked the 99th-best prospect by MLB.com and 137th by Baseball America, which also rated Howard as the 49th-best right-handed pitcher among this draft class.

Howard, a Templeton, California native, turns 21 years old on July 28. As a freshman, 19 of Howard's 21 appearances came in relief. He posted a 2.95 ERA with 39 strikeouts to 13 walks in 36 2/3 innings.

"We will get our share of college pitchers that are big and strong," Almaraz said last week. "They will be fast movers through minor-league systems.

"When you talk about ceiling, you talk about floor, it's dealing with the older, mature players where a lot of them, they are what they are. So you know the worst-case scenario is they may be a bullpen piece, may be a starter if they could function in that role and pitch every fifth day. We view things that way as far as the college players are concerned. Their true ability that they possess right now really isn't going to change a whole lot."

The Phillies used their first selection on Virginia outfielder Adam Haseley, whom they picked at No. 8 overall (see story).

The draft picks back up Tuesday starting with the third round in which the Phillies hold the 83rd overall selection.

In Adam Haseley, Phillies draft a player 'very similar' to Mickey Moniak

In Adam Haseley, Phillies draft a player 'very similar' to Mickey Moniak

For the second straight year, the Phillies drafted a Jacoby Ellsbury-like outfielder in the first round.

The Phils made Virginia's Adam Haseley the eighth overall pick in the MLB draft Monday night (see story), and shortly thereafter, scouting director Johnny Almaraz made clear Haseley was the target.

The Phillies felt that the strength of this first round was in college players. And quite frankly, that fits their current timetable because the Phils have numerous top prospects on the cusp of the major leagues. A college first-rounder has the chance to contribute in a year or two, just as guys like Rhys Hoskins, Nick Williams, J.P. Crawford, Jorge Alfaro and others are graduating to the majors.

"I believe he's going to hit anywhere between 20 and 25 home runs," Almaraz said of Haseley, dispelling a notion held by some that there isn't a ton of unlockable power in his bat.

"He's a player who's got really good pull power. I've scouted him extensively. He's strong. He's a college player who still has projection, as far as his body and strength is concerned. His hitting ability is above average and when he gets stronger, that ball's going to travel some more."

Haseley said that growing up, Ellsbury was a player he admired, both because of the skills they share and how cool Ellsbury looked on the field.

"He had a sleeve and a shin guard so I would dress up in high school games to look just like him," Haseley said in a conference call.

Haseley thinks that right now, his contact tool is his best. He hit .390 this past season at Virginia with 14 home runs and 56 RBIs in a big ballpark. He also walked 44 times and struck out just 21, displaying the kind of plate selection this Phillies' front office covets.

"He's everything you look for in a hitter. Patient, disciplined, he's aggressive when he gets his pitch, attacks the baseball," Almaraz said. "He's got incredible intangibles for the game. He's got outstanding makeup, his character, his intelligence, his field awareness."

Sounds just like Mickey Moniak, doesn't it?

"Very similar players," Almaraz said.

After he signs, Haseley will play center field. He also pitched in college but those days are over. Haseley said only one team — not the Phillies — discussed the idea of using him as a two-way player, and he is looking forward to getting to focus solely on being a position player. It will allow him to lift weights in a different way during the offseason and even during the season, focusing a bit less on legs and cardio and more on gaining strength. That could lead to an uptick in power.

Moniak, for example, was drafted as a player many believed could hit .300 someday but who needed to gain strength to add the power dynamic. Moniak put on 20 pounds of muscle this past offseason and he's shown some more pop of late with 11 extra-base hits in his last 17 games.

"I think that contact tool is one of my strengths," Haseley said. "The more selective I am, I think the power comes with that."

Haseley hopes to sign quickly. The value of the eighth overall pick is $4,780,400, about $1.3 million less than Moniak's bonus last year.

"It doesn't feel real at all," Haseley said. "I just feel extremely grateful and blessed and I know the Phillies are an amazing organization. I'm just super excited to get started and go through the process."