Phillies draft picks coming out of college could be fast risers through the organization in the coming years
This weekend 4 of the 40 players drafted by the Phillies will be on display at the College Baseball World Series.
Third round pick Connor Seabold made the start for Cal State Fullerton, throwing 93 pitches in five innings. The righty allowed one run off six hits and one walk while striking out two opponents.
Once the College Baseball World Series is complete Philadelphia can sign Seabold, and are likely to send him to Low-A Williamsport Crosscutters. There he’s likely to join first-round pick Adam Haseley, who’s yet to sign his contract.
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In Saturday’s second game 26th round pick, Quincy Nieporte went 1-3 with a RBI infield single in the top of the fifth. Drafted as a first baseman, Nieporte now has 79 RBIs for the Seminoles this year.
Sunday’s two games will feature two hitters taken by the Phils in separate games. Catcher Colby Fitch, taken in the 13th round, and the Louisville Cardinals face Texas A&M.
Fitch hit .256 with 11 home runs this year for Louisville en route to the Cardinals extended playoff run.
Playing in the second game Sunday night will be sixth round pick Dalton Guthrie, a shortstop out of Florida.
The son of former major leaguer Mark Guthrie, the young Guthrie hit .271 with 12 home runs for the Gators.
Louisville faces Texas A&M at 2 p.m. ET followed by TCU and Florida at 7 on ESPN.