Spoiler alert: all of these picks are pitchers
Phillies Sixteenth-Round Pick: Ty Collins
Ty Collins stands out from the rest of his draft class in an intriguing way:
According to Perfect Game, Collins’ best pitch is his curveball, but he has “lots of mechanical issues to work through.”
Collins made four appearances in FCL, allowing four earned runs over 3 1/3 innings. While he struck out five batters, he also walked eight.
Phillies Seventeenth-Round Pick: Alex Garbrick
However, Garbrick’s professional debut was less than appealing; over seven games between FCL and Clearwater, the 23-year-old RHP allowed 17 earned runs over 17 1/3 innings. He struck out 20 batters but also issued 15 walks.
Phillies Eighteenth-Round Pick: Malik Binns
Another 6-foot-7 pitcher, RHP Malik Binns has high-velocity stuff, but also walks too many batters. Before the draft, he pitched for the collegiate summer team Kingsport in the Appalachian League, and issued 16 walks over 15 1/3 innings.
Once joining the Phillies’ organization, Binns made two FCL starts, totaling three innings. He struck out one, walked one, and only allowed one hit.
Phillies Nineteenth-Round Pick: Seth Halvorsen
Seth Halvorsen has the distinction of being the only player the Phillies did not sign from this year’s draft. He committed to Tennessee instead.
Phillies Twentieth-Round Pick: Cam Wynne
Last, but certainly not least, we have Cam Wynne from Nebraska. Another giant on the mound, Wynne stands at 6-foot-6.
Wynne began his professional career with the Clearwater Threshers, and compiled a 6.75 ERA over seven relief appearances. He allowed 15 runs, but only seven were earned, and he struck out 10 batters over 9 1/3 innings.
2021 Undrafted free agents the Phillies signed:
In addition to their draft picks, the Phillies signed these undrafted players, giving them a bit more variety than their pitcher-heavy selections:
- Konnor Ash RHP
- Tristan Garnett LHP
- Matt Goodheart 1B
- Tommy McCollum RHP
- Alex McKenney RHP
- Freylin Minyety SS
- Anthony Quirion C, 3B
- Matt Russell RHP
- Parker Scott LHP
- Jared Wetherbee LHP