How have the Phillies fared with drafting infielders in the past?
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2006 – Shortstop Adrian Cardenas Monsignor, Edward Pace High School
Cardenas was the 37th pick for the Phillies in the supplemental first round of the draft. He would bounce around between organizations, including the A’s and Cubs.
In 2012, Cardenas made his Major League debut for the Cubs, playing 45 games and hitting .183 with 5 runs.
Cadernas elected free agency after being optioned back down to the Minor Leagues, ending his professional career. In his Minor League career, Cardenas had an average of .302 in 708 games with 32 Home Runs, 355 RBI, 86 steals and 404 runs.