Eighth Round Pick Greg Pickett Announces He Has Agreed to a Contract

He isn’t officially signed yet, but this is a big deal as many orgs viewed him as unsignable.  It also indicates that the Phillies have lined up their other picks to find the money to make it work

Pickett has the best left handed power among high schoolers in the draft.  He has shown the beginnings of the ability to be a complete hitter.  He is really raw so his development could be slow, but with a large payoff.

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.


  1. Travis

    Any danger this is a fake account?

    • Matt Winkelman

      No, has been acknowledged by friends and industry

  2. He is definitely a guy worth watching and I’m very pleased to have him signed. It is good that the Phillies have continued their migration from targeting toolsy, no-hit tool hitters in rounds 1 and 2. It is good to have these guys in the system, because the ceiling is high, but they can be had in later rounds. I’m more interested in Pickett than I ever was in LGJ or Hewitt. We also got our CF speedsters, but did so in the cheap rounds. The Phillies are slowly learning. The first two rounds are for surer baseball players, like Crawford, Nola, and this years top two.