The middle rounds of Day 3 saw the Phillies take a couple interesting projects to go with a bunch of college arms to fill out the short season bullpen.
Round 21 – Jonathan Hennigan, LHP, Texas St University
Hennigan has size and projectability (6’4″ 185), but he walked over 5 per 9 this year. I couldn’t get a feel for his velocity, but at this point it is safe to assume the college pitchers are moving to the bullpen.
Round 22 – Kyle Young, LHP, St Dominic HS, NY
If you like projection than Kyle Young is what you dream about. The HS LHP is 6’10” 220lbs and athletic. He is up into the hi-80s touching 91. If the Phillies sign him he will be a long term project.
Round 23 – Camden Duzenack, SS, Dallas Baptist University
Duzenack looks like your prototype college middle infielder, he is also the third player the Phillies have taken out of Dallas Baptist. My guess is Duzenack is the backup middle infielder for Williamsport if he signs.
Round 24 – Tyler Hallead, RHP, College of Southern Nevada
Second year JuCo pitcher, has good size (6’5″ 190lbs). He had some control issues this past season. Hallead is a fairly raw arm who was up to 96 this spring after not pitching during the 2015 season. He is a bet based on arm strength and frame.
Round 25 – Trevor Bettencourt, RHP, UC Santa Barbara
Red shirt junior transfer from Tennessee, small righty who had control problems out of the bullpen but he missed bats.
Round 26 – Tyler Kent, CF, Otterbein College
DIII CF who hit for some power, senior sign.
Round 27 – Davis Agle, RHP, Spartanburg Methodist College
Recent convert to pitching who is young and projectable. He was reportedly up to 95 this spring. He has a Clemson commit so he might not be an easy sign.
Round 28 – Jordan Kurokawa, RHP, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Kurokawa is a 5th year senior with a track record of performing. Pitcher a pair of shutouts to bookend his season.
Round 29 – Alexander Kline, LHP, Nova Southeastern University
The Phillies second selection out of the DII Champion. A redshirt junior, Kline has size (6’4″) and a relatively fresh arm. He moved to the rotation late in the year with a lot of success (3 GS 16.2 IP 15 H 4 ER 3 BB 16 K).
Round 30 – Logan Davidson, SS, Providence HS, NC
Davidson is going to be a tough sign for the Phillies. He was BA’s #131 player. He has a commit to Clemson. Davidson filled out this year, but projects to stick at shortstop. He has a solid swing, but write now his glove is his carrying skill.