Get to know every Philadelphia Phillies 2021 draft pick

DAVID, PANAMA - AUGUST 19: Andrew Painter #24 of United States pitches in the 2nd inning during the final match of WSBC U-15 World Cup Super Round at Estadio Kenny Serracin on August 19, 2018 in David, Panama. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
DAVID, PANAMA - AUGUST 19: Andrew Painter #24 of United States pitches in the 2nd inning during the final match of WSBC U-15 World Cup Super Round at Estadio Kenny Serracin on August 19, 2018 in David, Panama. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images) /
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Phillies Eleventh-Round Pick: Andrew Baker

The Phillies drafted a Baker and a Painter this year, and they’re both pitchers named Andrew.

After signing, Baker split his first professional season between FCL and Low-A Clearwater, pitching in nine games overall, including one start. His 13 earned runs allowed over 12 innings of work is less than ideal, though 10 of them came between two appearances in September.

Phillies Twelfth-Round Pick: T.J. Rumfield

Rumfield has the distinction of being the only infielder the Phillies drafted this year. No joke: every other pick is either a pitcher or outfielder.

Of course, he was then traded to the Yankees along with LHP Joel Valdez for RHP Nick Nelson and catcher Donny Sands, making this an infielder-less class.

Phillies Thirteenth-Round Pick: Jared Carr

Outfielder Jared Carr impressed in his first minor-league season after being drafted by the Phillies. Over 32 games with Low-A Clearwater, he hit .277/.390/.455 with a .846 OPS, four doubles, a triple, four home runs, 18 runs scored, and 17 driven in. He also went 7-for-10 in stolen base attempts.

In this small sample size, his plate discipline appears to require some work, as he struck out 32 times in those 32 games. However, he did also draw 17 walks.

Phillies Fourteenth-Round Pick: Jose Valadez-Acuna

Jose Valadez-Acuna is reported to have some absolutely “filthy” pitches.

However, the transactions already have him on a rehab assignment, so he has yet to make his professional debut.

Phillies Fifteenth-Round Pick: Matt Osterberg

Yet another pitcher, Matt Osterberg had a lot of college experience at St. Cloud State and in summer league before joining the Phillies.

He began his professional career with a scoreless appearance at FCL, but then spent the remainder of his first season with Clearwater. Over eight total appearances – including three starts and three games finished – he posted a 2.18 ERA, struck out 24 batters over 20 2/3 innings, and earned a save.

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