RHP Connor Seabold & 3B Jake Scheiner
The Phillies opened up Day Two of the draft by taking right-handed pitcher Connor Seabold from Cal State-Fullerton. Seabold was teammates with prospect Tom Eshelman, and the two are very similar pitchers.
"“He’s a lot like Eshelman but with a lot more stuff,” Almaraz said. “He has more power to him. He’s a very good pitcher. He’s somebody that could be a very quick mover.”"
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Seabold is a control-first pitcher, walking just 22 batters in 122.2 innings this season. His fastball sits in the low-90s and he pairs it with an average changeup. A breaking ball could push him over the top and it is the main driving point on his future value.
Jake Scheiner was the first of four infielders selected by the Phillies. He played this season at the University of Houston after spending two years in junior college.
He hit 18 home runs in 63 games this year with a .346/.432/.667.
The team hopes Scheiner can hit for both average and power in the future. They also believe he has the arm and glove to stick at third base long-term, although he can also play shortstop and second base.