More high draft picks are coming for the Phillies after a 66-win season
Prolonged losing by the Phillies could soon be no more after the team showed a second-half resurgence and now owns a top-three draft pick next year.
Detroit will own the number one pick after a tie-breaker separated them from the San Francisco Giants after both finished with just 64 wins. After winning 5 of their last 10 games Philadelphia was left with the third-overall pick.
It’ll be the fourth time the Phillies hold the third-overall pick in the MLB Draft. Their previous picks have all had very good major league careers, signaling some good vibes for the franchise.
Smith was ultimately traded in a three-way deal with Cleveland and St. Louis, which was ultimately a horrendous move for Philadelphia.
Historically the third-overall pick presents the franchise with a fantastic player. Evan Longoria, Manny Machado, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, Troy Glaus, Eric Hosmer, and Matt Williams are just a handful of tremendous players that went third-overall.
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If whomever the Phillies draft has a career half that good it’ll be a tremendous selection that should push the franchise forward.
Considering the organization has selected a hitter with three consecutive picks, as well as four of their last five, in the first round.
With such thin quality, top-tier pitching in the organization it’s very likely the team selects a collegiate pitcher who can move through the farm system with ease.
With few collegiate, high school, and tournament games being played until March it’s unlikely the top names will be known until the spring. If there were a player with Bryce Harper talent it’s likely we would have heard of him.