3B Jack Zoellner & RHP Connor Brogdon
The Phillies took a pair of college seniors to round out Day Two of the draft, starting with University of New Mexico Lobo Jack Zoellner. Zoellner played first base in college, but was drafted at third base. A post from Baseball Draft Report says Zoellner has a strong arm, enough so that Philadelphia thinks Zoellner could work as a third baseman.
Zoellner was stellar at the plate this season, hitting 12 home runs with a .368/.470/.663 line in 50 games. He walked more than he struck out, walking 37 times while striking out just 26 times in 236 plate appearances.
Zoellner has some power potential at the plate. If he can play third there won’t be as much pressure on his bat, but if he stays at first, he will really have to hit.
The last pick from Day Two of the draft was right-handed pitcher Connor Brogdon. He pitched two seasons at Fresno City College before transferring to Lewis-Clark State. He pitched just 30 innings this year but was dominant, striking out 35 of 118 opposing hitters according to his school’s website. Brogdon had a 2.40 ERA and opposing hitters had a .211 batting average against him.