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Draft Day Three: Phillies choices

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 12:22 PM
The Phillies wrap up the draft on Wednesday with 20 more selections. Here's a recap of rounds 11-20. Pick No. 324: Edgar Cabral, catcher, Mt. San Antonio College Cabral, a sophomore catcher from Mt. San Antonio College in Los Angeles, stands 5 feet, 10 inches and weighs 175 pounds. He throws and... Read more

J.P. Crawford fitting in with Fightin Phils

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 10:38 PM
READING -- It’s a small sample, but shortstop J.P. Crawford has so far made a quick adjustment to playing in Double-A with Reading. Following Tuesday’s 6-2 loss to visiting Altoona, the 20-year-old Crawford was hitting .325 (13 for 40) in his first 10 games with Reading. Crawford has one... Read more

Recap of day two of Phillies draft choices

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 2:13 PM
The Phillies drafted a high school player and college player on Monday night as first-year scouting director Johnny Almaraz started his first draft. Here’s a recap of the Phillies picks from day two: Pick No. 83: Luke Williams, shortstop, Dana Hills High School (Calif.) Williams is a speedy... Read more

Five things to know about Phillies pick Luke Williams

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 1:37 PM
The Phillies used Tuesday's third-round pick on Luke Williams, a shortstop from Southern California’s Dana Hills High School. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder is a righthanded hitter. Here are five things to know about Williams: The 83rd- pick was announced as “Lucas Williams” but his high... Read more

Scott Kingery should be quick mover for Phillies

Monday, June 8, 2015, 11:51 PM
After picking a high schooler in the first round on Monday, the Phillies went for Scott Kingery, who scouting director Johnny Almaraz thinks will be a “quick mover” at the professional level. Kingery, a junior second baseman from the University of Arizona, is a top-of-the-order hitter... Read more

Five things to know about Phillies pick Scott Kingery

Monday, June 8, 2015, 11:25 PM
The Phillies picked second baseman Scott Kingery with the 48th pick overall of Monday’s second round. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder batted leadoff for the University of Arizona. Here’s four things to know about Kingery: - In 54 games for Arizona this season, Kingery led the Wildcats with... Read more

Phillies draft pick Cornelius Randolph to play outfield

Monday, June 8, 2015, 8:57 PM
It is very rare, Phillies scouting director Johnny Almaraz said, when an entire draft room comes to a consensus. That's what he said happened Monday night as the Phillies selected shortstop Cornelius Randolph with the tenth overall pick. The 18-year-old from outside Atlanta will transition to the... Read more

Five things to know about Phillies pick Cornelius Randolph

Monday, June 8, 2015, 8:15 PM
The Phillies drafted a shortstop for the second-time in three years on Monday as they selected Cornelius Randolph witht the 10th pick. The 18-year-old from outside of Atlanta will be moved to the outfield as the Phillies have top-prospect J.P. Crawford at double-A Reading. Here’s five things... Read more

Phillies sign pitcher Kevin Correia

Monday, June 8, 2015, 3:21 PM
CINCINNATI - Needing a starting pitcher who could better preserve the bullpen and not wanting to push the development of their prospects, the Phillies went outside the organization to fill their rotation. Kevin Correia joined them Monday at Great American Ball Park after signing a major-league contract... Read more

One final look at Phillies mock drafts

Monday, June 8, 2015, 12:21 PM
Sports Illustrated and Baseball America both released their final mock drafts on Monday morning. And both publications have the Phillies picking different players. Sports Illustrated has the Phillies selecting UCLA righthander James Kaprielian. The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder went 10-4 this season with... Read more
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