How have the Phillies fared with drafting infielders in the past?
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2007 – Catcher Travis D’Arnaud, Lakewood High School
D’Arnaud was drafted 37th in the supplemental first round of the draft in 2007 and produced fairly well for the Phillies organization until he was dealt in 2010 to the Blue Jays as part of the Roy Halladay trade.
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In 2011 D’Arnaud was named the Eastern League MVP, batting .317 with 19 home runs, 71 RBI, and 70 runs scored. In 2012 D’Arnaud would be part of another major trade, as he was dealt to the Mets as part of the R.A. Dickey trade.
In 2013, D’arnaud was called up to the Mets after producing a career average of .290 with 76 home runs, 348 RBI, and 324 runs in his Minor League career.
So far in the Major Leagues, D’arnaud has 1337 at-bats, and a career average of .245 with 47 Home runs, 150 runs, and 167 RBI.