Phillies Take Henri Lartigue In the 7th Round of the 2016 Draft

Phillies go with another college bat in the 7th round in Mississippi catcher Henri Lartigue. Lartigue only started in his junior year after converting to catching in college. He was first team All-SEC after hitting .353/.414/.464. Lartigue is still rough behind the plate and will need to make improvements to stick there, but he does have the arm to handle the position. He is a switch hitter and Baseball America notes that he is better from the left side and will show gap power.

This feels like a back up catcher profile to me if he can stick behind the plate, he at least is better from the correct side to have continued success.

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.