Phillies 2016 Draft Round 31-40

My eyes are struggling to keep focused on the computer monitor. The Phillies meanwhile have taken another 6’10” LHP, a puzzling college pitcher, some HSers, and some other players.

Round 31 – Tyler Frohwirth, RHP, Minnesota State University Mankato
Frohwirth has bloodlines, a funky delivery, and almost no innings in college.

Round 32 – Daniel Garner, C, Northwestern State University
Garner hit .308/.380/.481 this past season, but there is a lot of swing and miss to his game. If he can stick behind the plate the power potential is intriguing.

Round 33 – Jackson Klein, RHP, Stanford
The history of Stanford pitchers is not great, but Klein has never pitched before. Instead he is an outfielder with a career .610 OPS. I am really not sure what is going on here. UPDATE: In his innings on the Cape, Klein touched up to 91.

Round 34 – Luke Maglich, OF, University of South Florida
Maglich took a step back this year statistically as the lone senior on the USF team. He has some speed with 38 SB to 4 CS the past two seasons.

Round 35 – Carter Bins, C, Rodriguez HS, CA
He is a HS catcher and that is all I got.

Round 36 – Mac Sceroler, RHP, Southeastern Louisiana University
Sceroler is a draft eligible sophomore with good size. He put up a 2.25 ERA across 16 starts this year with 33 walks and 93 strikeouts in 96 innings. He is the nephew of Ben McDonald if you care about bloodlines.

Round 37 – James Ziemba, LHP, Duke
Ziemba is the second 6’10” LHP the Phillies have taken today. Ziemba is a reliever with some major control issues. His fastball is 88-90 and he has a fringy slider. He also throws sidearm which could make him a nightmare for LH hitters. He has to find the strikezone first.

Round 38 – Trevor Hillhouse, LHP, Woodstock HS, GA
Projectable (6’6″) left handed pitcher. He throws in the hi 80s, but there should be room for more. Auburn commitment.

Round 39 – Dante Baldelli, CF, Bishop Hendricken School, RI
Dante is the brother of Rocco Baldelli and committed to Boston College. He is a wiry center fielder with a feel for the game.

Round 40 – Trey Morris, RHP, James E Taylor HS, TX
Projectable RHP who won’t turn 18 until July 1. He has flashed velocity up to 94-95 according to BA, but sits more 88-90. He lacks secondary pitches of note. He is committed to TCU.

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. Dave H

    Good stuff Matt! Not only did you keep up with the picks all day, your the only blogger I’ve seen that also had a blurb for every pick as well. Well done, thanks for the great coverage.

  2. hoff610

    maybe the Phils have an affinity for Stanford guys who have never pitched. didnt they sign and later release a backup Stanford qb who didnt play baseball in college. Klein did pitch 1 hitless inning in the cape cod league last year, albeit with 3 walks.

  3. Be careful googling “Jackson Klein” at work