Phillies: Recapping a decade of terrible MLB Drafts
Here’s a look at the players drafted by Philadelphia in 2010 who reached the big leagues.
- 1st round – Jesse Biddle
- 2nd round – Perci Garner
- 3rd round – Cameron Rupp
- 7th round – David Buchanan
- 10th round – Mario Hollands
- 19th round – Daniel Palka
Biddle, a Philadelphia native who pitched for Germantown Friends High School was supposed to be the next great homegrown prospect. He failed to live up to expectations and was traded to Pittsburgh for reliever Yoervis Medina, who’s spent the last four years in Venezuela.
Biddle had one successful season in Atlanta with a 3.11 ERA in 60 relief appearances, but last year had an 8.36 ERA with the Braves, Mariners, and Rangers.
Rupp, Buchanan, and Hollands all contributed to the Phillies at some point, but none turned out to be big league staples.
Rupp, a backup catcher at best, hit 39 home runs in 296 games for the Phillies, but hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2017.
Buchanan made 35 starts from 2014-15 with a 5.01 ERA, leading to his release after the 2016 season.
Hollands appeared in 50 games as a reliever in 2014 but injuries kept him off the field since then.
Garner, the 77th overall pick in 2010, was released by Philadelphia in 2015, and appeared in only eight games with the Indians in 2016.
Palka didn’t sign with the Phillies and finished fifth in the Rookie of the Year voting in 2018 with the White Sox after hitting 27 home runs. Chicago designated him for assignment last year after hitting .107 in 30 games.
Overall the 2010 draft, highlighted by Biddle, failed to live up to expectations and was just the start to a bad year of Phillies drafts.
Notable 1st round picks drafted after Biddle: Noah Syndergaard, Nicholas Castellanos, Aaron Sanchez