Phillies and the Draft: What Could Have Been

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Jul 31, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels speaks with the media after being traded from the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

2002: Cole Hamels

This is obviously Wolever’s best pick. With Hamels accumulating 43.0 bWAR over his Phillies career, it’s safe to say that the team made the correct choice here. No need to go any further.

Notable players drafted after Phillies’ pick: Denard Span, Jeremy Guthrie, Matt Cain. No losses here. Safe to say Hamels is better than each of these players.

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