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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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 18: J.P. Crawford #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies hive fives his teammates in the dugout after throwing out Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (NOT PICTURED) in the top of the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park on September 18, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Dodgers 4-3. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

2013 Phillies selection: J.P. Crawford SS 16th overall

Finally, a successful pick. Crawford has been more than successful as he awaits his first year as the everyday shortstop for the Phillies. While his first run at the pros didn’t go great (.214 AVG 0 HR) it was merely a September call up and he will definitely have success in his new role. He will give Phillies plenty to cheer about for many years to come.

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With that being said, while I think Crawford will have a ton of MLB success and will be a star on a contending team. There is only one player I would take in picks 17-33 over Crawford. That man’s name is Aaron Judge. The Phillies could have had the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year, MVP runner up, All Star, 52 home run hitting star. Sorry J.P. but I’m making a business decision here.

Phillies new selection: Aaron Judge RF (originally 32nd overall by New York Yankees)

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