The Phillies started the second day of the Major League Baseball draft by selecting high school shortstop Cole Stobbe with the first pick in the third round. The Phillies will make eight picks on Friday. They have the first pick in each round. Here's a look at each pick as it happens:
Third round, pick No. 78
Cole Stobbe, shortstop, Millard West (Neb.) - Stobbe batted .437 this season with 14 home runs. He's committed to play at Arkansas. The Omaha native is Nebraska's top player. MLB.com ranked him as the 47th best prospect in the entire draft. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder was Gatorade's Nebraska Player of the Year as both a junior and a senior. He is the honorary captain of the All-Nebraska team.
Fourth round, pick No. 107
Jojo Romero, lefthanded pitcher, Yavapai College - Romero was the No. 1 pitcher of Yavapai's national junior college championship team. He pitched a complete game shutout in the title game, striking out 15 and walking none. Romero struck out 129 batters and walked 51 in 113.2 innings. He throws a low-90s fastball, a curveball, a change-up, and a slider. Romero spent one year at Nevada, where he worked out of the bullpen.
Fifth round, pick No. 137
Cole Irvin, lefthanded pitcher, Oregon - Irvin struck out 93 batters this season and walked 16 in 105 innings. The 22-year-old had a 3.17 ERA in 15 starts as the Ducks' No. 1 starter. He missed the 2014 season after having Tommy John surgery. The surgery came after an excellent freshman season in which Irvin registered a 2.48 ERA in 16 starts and was a freshman All American. Irvin was drafted last year by Pittsburgh in the 32nd round, but opted to return to Oregon.
Sixth round, pick No. 167
David Martinelli, centerfielder, Dallas Baptist - Martinelli, 21, batted .301 this season in 206 at-bats. He struck out 33 times in his junior season after striking out 67 times as a sophomore. He's an athletic defender with a strong arm. Could be better suited to play right field.
Seventh round, pick No. 197
Henri Lartigue, catcher, Mississippi - He led Ole Miss this season with a .353 average and a .414 on-base percentage in 207 at-bats. The switch hitter does not have much power. He hit just four homers this season. The junior was a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award, given annually to the nation's best college catcher.
Eighth round, pick No. 227
Grant Dyer, righthanded pitcher, UCLA - The Phillies spent their two picks on Thursday to draft a pair of UCLA signees. On Friday they drafted a UCLA pitcher. The 6-foot-1 Dyer will likely be a bullpen piece. The junior started 13 games this season and registered a 4.50 ERA. Dyer struck out 70 batters and walked 24 in 80 innings. He had success last summer as a reliever in the Cape Cod League and last season as UCLA's set-up man. Dyer had a 1.83 ERA last season in 59 innings. He attended the same high school as Luke Williams, an outfielder the Phillies drafted in last year's third round.
Ninth round, pick No. 257
Blake Quinn, righthanded pitcher, Cal State Fullerton - Quinn had a 2.16 ERA in 66.2 innings in his first season since transferring from Fresno State. The junior struck out 69 batters and walked 32. He is 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds. Both his strikeout rate (9.31 per nine innings) and walk rate (4.32 per nine) improved at Cal State Fullerton.
Tenth round, pick No. 287
Julian Garica, righthanded pitcher, Metropolitan State University - Garcia had a 2.90 ERA this season in 12 starts for the Division II school. He struck out 95 batters and walked 29 in 83.2 innings as a redshirt sophomore. He was a four-time conference player of the week this season and was named to the all-conference team.
Garcia was the Phillies' final draft pick on Friday. The draft resumes on Saturday at noon with rounds 11 through 40.