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.