For the second straight year, the Phillies turned their Rule 5 draft pick into money to spend on the international market.
The Phillies drafted the Dodgers' minor-league infielder Drew Jackson with the 11th pick Thursday and immediately traded him to Baltimore for an undisclosed amount of international money. Jackson, 25, was in the Dodgers' system when Gabe Kapler oversaw the team’s minor-league operations. He hit .251 with 15 home runs last season in double A.
The Phillies survived the draft without losing any of their own players. Right-handed starter Tom Eshelman, left-handed reliever Tyler Gilbert, and catcher Deivi Grullon each had a chance to be selected. All will remain with the Phillies.