Here are the first five picks made by the Phillies in the 2017 MLB Draft.
This might be the draft that gives the Phillies some significant big league help. While the old Phillies regime was enamored with high school products, the new front office focused on talent that is almost big league ready.
Adam Haseley was taken with the eighth overall pick and is expected to be the Phillies starting center fielder on opening day. The University of Virginia product was labeled as a guy who could hit at every level with some power that could be unlocked down the road.
The prize of this class could be Spencer Howard, the Phillies top pitching prospect who could break into the big league rotation by the summer. He had a 2.47 ERA over the last two years between Lakewood, Clearwater, and Reading, giving Phillies fans hope that they have another ace on the way.
Seabold has been ranked towards the bottom of the Phillies prospect lists, but could also reach the big leagues as a reliever in 2020. He had a 2.24 ERA last season and shined in the Arizona Fall League over four starts with a 1.06 ERA.
In 2018 Scheiner hit .296 with 30 doubles and 13 home runs, but the Phillies traded him to Seattle in the Jay Bruce deal. He hit 14 home runs in 74 games for Seattle’s Advanced-A team with a .271 batting average.
Lindow has put up very impressive numbers out of the rotation and bullpen for Williamsport, Clearwater, and Lakewood. He’s got a 3.37 career ERA and just turned 21-years-old. The Phillies could be hearing more from him in a couple of years.
A couple of other names who have hit recent prospect lists include Nick Maton, Jhordany Mezquita, David Parkinson, Kyle Dohy, and Austin Listi.
Notable 1st round picks drafted after Haseley: Jo Adell, J.B. Bukauskas, Shane Baz
Notable draft picks missed: N/A