The later rounds of the draft lack the intrigue of the early rounds, but they are important for filling out low minors rosters and taking some upside flyers. I expect the Phillies to sign all of their senior drafts and most juniors they take in early rounds.
Round 11 – Edgar Cabral – C – Mt. San Antonio College (CA)
Cabral is a JuCo catcher just finishing up his second year. He was a 33rd round pick of the Blue Jays in the 2013 draft and was noted for being a solid catcher with a gap, line drive swing. There is not much current information on him.
Round 12 – Skylar Hunter – RHP – The Citadel
Hunter has been the The Citadel’s closer since he stepped on the mound as a Freshman and owns the career strikeout record. Last summer at Team USA trials he 90-92 touching 93 with an inconsistent breaking ball. He has a history of missing bats and the strike zone. The basic profile looks like a fast moving middle reliever.
Round 13 – Zach Coppola – CF – South Dakota State
Coppola is all about speed and stole 39 bases in 39 attempts. He also uses his speed well in the outfield and has a strong arm. He has absolutely no power and has zero college home runs.
Round 14 – Austin Bossart – C – University of Pennsylvania
Bossart is a college senior and is likely to be org filler (though there might be a little more than that there), but he hit well enough to be the co Ivy League Player of the year in 2015. Here is what Baseball America had to say:
Bossart’s best tools are behind the plate. He’s a sound receiver and has an athletic, quick-twitch lower half. Bossart has added strength throughout his four years, and he has a chance to be an average or better defender behind the plate. Bossart is a righthanded hitter with loose wrists, and he came on strong towards the end of his junior year. This spring, as a senior, Bossart erupted, hitting .358 and posting an impressive .540 slugging percentage. He will have to prove himself offensively against quality pitching in pro ball, but he has an intriguing tool set and a high ceiling.
Round 15 – Dylan Bosheers – SS – Tennessee Tech
A year after hitting 11 home runs (in 59 games) as a junior and not being drafted, Bosheers repeated the performance with 9 home runs and 20 doubles in 52 games during his senior year.