Phillies: Top five MLB Draft classes since 1998

Rhys Hoskins #17 and Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Rhys Hoskins #17 and Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA – APRIL 29: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets ready infield in a game against the Florida Marlins on April 29, 2007 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Marlins 6 to 1. (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA – APRIL 29: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets ready infield in a game against the Florida Marlins on April 29, 2007 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Marlins 6 to 1. (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images) /

3. 2000, Chase Utley & Taylor Buchholtz

What really needs to be said about Chase Utley’s career other than he’s been robbed of multiple Gold Gloves and he’s a borderline Hall of Famer. One of the toughest and most complete players in the last decade Utley arrived to the big leagues in grand fashion.

Doesn’t get much better than that for Mr. Utley, who went on to hit 259 home runs with over 1,000 RBIs and nearly 1,900 hits.

Buchholtz was traded to Houston for Billy Wagner in November 2003 and had a short career of five years going 20-22 in 158 games as a starter and reliever.

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