Baseball America Phillies Draft Report Card

Contrary to the name the BA draft Report Cards contain no grades, no comparisons, and to someone familiar with the Phillies system it is not going to add a lot to your knowledge.  But the report cards are always fun little snapshots looking back at this past June.  So here are some of the superlatives from this year’s report card, if you want to read the whole thing it is available with subscription here.

Best Pure Hitter: Rhys Hoskins

Best Power Hitter: Aaron Brown (Hoskins has same power)

Fastest Runner: Aaron Brown and Emmanuel Marrero

Best Defensive Player: Emmanuel Marrero

Best Fastball: Aaron Nola

Best Secondary Pitch: Aaron Nola (Changeup)

Best Pro Debut: Aaron Nola

Best Athlete: Aaron Brown

Closest to the Majors: Aaron Nola

Best Late-Round Pick: Austin Davis

The One Who Got Away: Al Molina

On top of the 2014 Report Cards, Baseball America went back and looked at the 2009 draft 5 years ago.  The Phillies received a C,  and BA noted they identified 6 major league players despite not picking until #75 overall.  Of those 6 (Jon Singleton, aaron Altherr, Josh Zeid, Andrew Susac, Darin Ruf, and A.J. Griffin) they were only able to sing 4.  It looks like 2nd round pick Kelly Dugan will join that group of major leaguers in the next year.

Author: Matt Winkelman

Matt Winkelman
Matt is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, but after a 4 year side track to Cleveland for college he now resides in Madison, WI. His work has appeared on Phuture Phillies, The Good Phight, and TheDynastyGuru.