What could’ve been: Reevaluating all Phillies draft picks of the decade

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 20: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run against Brad Peacock #41 of the Houston Astros during the eighth inning in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 20, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 20: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run against Brad Peacock #41 of the Houston Astros during the eighth inning in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 20, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 01: Lance McCullers Jr. #43 of the Houston Astros throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in game seven of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

2012 Phillies selection: Shane Watson RHP 40th overall  (9th compensation)

Well, another pick who did not make the pros. Watson is still in the minors, reaching Double-A last year. He is only 23 and has time to make the pros, but there are plenty of upgrades from his draft.

Watson was the pick right after Joey Gallo and right before Lance McCullers Jr. No other pick has had nearly as much success as World Series Champion and All-Star McCullers making this a very easy decision to continue improving the rotation.

Phillies new selection: Lance McCullers Jr. RHP  (originally 41st overall by Houston Astros)

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