Time for the real lightening round of the draft.
Round 21 – Kevin Walsh, RHP, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
College senior reliever who struck out 44 and walked 11 in 34.2 innings.
Round 22 – Sutter McLoughlin, RHP, Cal State Sacramento
College junior and Sacramento’s closer. Was rated the second best prospect in 2015 draft out of the WAC conference. Was up to 95 last year.
Round 23 – Anthony Sequeira, RHP, Oral Roberts University
Sequeira is a two-way player in college, but the Phillies will be putting the 6’6″ righty on the mound where he struck out 40 to 11 walks in 32.2 innings in relief.
Round 24 – Zach Morris, LHP, Mayland
Here is what BA had to say about Morris:
Lefthanded pitchers with arm strength are always commodities, and Morris is more than just a fastball. He can work at 90-93 mph early in outings, though he tends to settle in more at 89-91. Morris’s two-seam fastball has outstanding late sink, and consistently generates poor contact. His best secondary pitch is his changeup, which flashes plus and projects as an above-average pitch. It shows late tumbling action and some glove-side cut in the upper 70s. Morris has a full, 6-foot-5 frame and knows how to pitch with his core. There’s some glove-side lean to his delivery, which allows him to get more downward plane on his stuff. Morris has solid command of his arsenal, with the ability to move any of his pitches to either side of the plate, though he lacks consistency at times. Morris projects as a solid middle reliever who can pitch to contact because of the late movement on his pitches. He has also shown the ability to sustain his stuff on back-to-back days.
Round 25 – Joey Lauria, RHP, UNLV
Another college senior reliever (and giant human being).
Round 26 – Andrew Godail, LHP, Sam Houston State
Godail is a small lefty starter with a decent arsenal (FB 90-92). It is an easy delivery and he has the durability to start. He has more stuff than 2014 pick Joey DeNato, but could go a similar path. It might be interesting if they Phillies let him start in Williamsport.
Round 27 – Jake Reppert, LHP, Northwest Nazarene College
Reppert was the best starter in his small school conference. He is a big lefty who could start or relieve in pro-ball.
Round 28 – Horace Stubblefield, RHP, University of West Alabama
A former top high school pitcher. He is another live armed reliever.
Round 29 – Von Watson, OF, Briarcrest Christian School (TN)
Here is what BA had to say about Watson
Listed at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, Watson, a Lipscomb recruit, packs plenty of power into his athletic frame thanks to his strength and bat speed. But he will need to improve his pitch recognition and cut down on the swing-and-miss in his game to get to all of it. His speed and arm strength are both about average, and he’s likely to ultimately end up in left field. If Watson is able to make adjustments to his approach, his bat will fit the corner outfield profile just fine.
Round 30 – Kyle Nowlin, OF, Eastern Kentucky
Nowlin was tied for the lead in home runs among college hitters. He wasn’t among top prospect lists and is a junior, but his small school pedigree likely contributed to his lower draft position.
Round 31 – Nick Fanti, LHP, Hauppauge HS (NY)
Another projectable high school left handed pitcher. Fanti sits in the high 80s and will get to 91. He threw back to back no hitters this year.
Round 32 – Reggie Wilson, CF, Oklahoma City University
Wilson hit 7 home runs and stole 20 bases and looks like the below average version of a 5 tool player. He was Perfect Game’s #398 prospect in his draft year of 2011.
Round 33 – Jacob Stevens, RHP, Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)
A big RHP who saw his velocity jump to touching 93 last fall. He has a strong academic and athletic commitment to Boston College so he won’t be an easy sign.
Round 34 – Ben Pelletier, OF, Ecole Secondaire De Montagne (QC)
Pelletier is the youngest player ever drafted at 16 years and 10 months. He was listed as Perfect Games’ #1 Canadian prospect for the 2017 draft so teams may have not know he was eligible. I don’t know how signable he is.
Round 35 – Andrew Amaro, OF, University of Tampa
Yes there is some nepotism and yes they are drafting Andrew for the second time (47th round 2011). Amaro is actually a fairly typical senior sign. Hardworker, good makeup, hit pretty well on a very good team (a team that beat the Phillies). He might actually sign and stick around for a bit.
Round 36 – Gabe Gonzalez, RHP, College of Southern Nevada
Gonzalez was up to 94 a year ago when Texas popped him in the 13th round. Gonzalez struggled this year with control (30 walks in 56.2 IP), but he has a big arm and projectable body. He is probably signable, but the Phillies might not have enough money.
Round 37 – Malcom Grady, RHP, Homewood Flossmoor HS (IL)
He won’t be free, but he is signable and would be a good get for the Phillies.
Round 38 – Beau Brundage, SS, Mill Creek HS (GA)
IronPigs manager Dave Brundage’s son.
Round 39 – Griffin Morandini, CF, Garnet Valley HS (PA)
Mickey Morandini’s son.
Round 40 – Thomas McCarthy, 3B, Allentown HS (NJ)