The Lancaster County-native grew up at Citizens Bank Park (as highlighted by Matt Breen) and provides more infield depth for the Phillies organization.
Neither MLB.com nor Baseball America had Fassnacht ranked, but it’s hard to pick up every draft-eligible college, JUCO, and high school player out there. He won the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and hit .372 with 11 home runs, 60 RBI and a 1.108 OPS last year.
A senior at the University of Ohio, Rott was also not ranked by MLB.com or Baseball America. A four year starter for the Bobcats, Rott collected 293 career hits and earned two MAC Player of the Years honors.
Rott finished his college career with a .339 batting average, 39 home runs, and only one more strikeout than walk.
Another unranked player, Tatum hit .356 with 13 home runs for Fresno State last season. The redshirt junior missed all of 2017 with an injury and had a breakout season after hitting .232 or less in his first two seasons.
Coming out of high school he was the 41st overall third baseman in the country, according to Perfect Game.
Seven of the Phillies nine draft picks were at least six feet tall and four of them were at least 6’4. They clearly had a profile this year, taking infielders and college pitchers early and often.
TBOH will have more on the final rounds of the MLB Draft as the picks come in.