Minor League Report: The Boys of 2003

With the 2003 Draft almost a month old now, it's time for our first look at how the Phillies picks are doing in their first summer of professional baseball. Tim Moss and Michael Bourn, the Phillies first two picks in the draft have yet to sign, but a lot of the other high picks have signed and have their professional careers under way in the Phillies organization.

Here is a complete list of the Phillies picks, round-by-round and how they're doing this summer:

  1. no pick
  2. no pick
  3. Tim Moss (2B) - unsigned
  4. Michael Bourn (OF) - unsigned
  5. Javon Moran (OF) (Batavia) Moran is already showing his speed with four stolen bases in seven games. He's also hitting .333 with a .375 OBP.
  6. Jordan Parraz (P) - unsigned
  7. Kyle Kendrick (P) (GCL) Has made just one relief appearance with two perfect innings of work.
  8. Matt Linder (P) Yet to be assigned.
  9. Jason Crosland (3B) (GCL) Hitting .264 with one homerun and five RBI in 13 games.
  10. Matt Hopper (1B) (Lakewood) The Phillies started Hopper in the South Atlantic League and he's off to a slow start, hitting .206 in his first 11 games. The Phillies believe he can handle the pressure and plan on keeping him at that level.
  11. Myron Leslie (3B) - unsigned
  12. William Parcus (P) (Batavia) Struggled in his first two relief appearances and has a 9.82 ERA with one loss.
  13. Joe Wilson (P) (GCL) The lefty has made two starts and one relief appearance, going 0-1, 3.00 in 12 innings of work.
  14. Jose Cortez (C) (Batavia) The switch-hitter is hitting just .205 with four RBI in 13 games with the Muck Dogs.
  15. Joe Brunink (1B) (Batavia) Brunink didn't take long to hit his first professional homerun. He's hitting .234 with seven RBI in 14 games.
  16. Nate Cabrera (P) Yet to be assigned.
  17. Derek Griffith (P) - unsigned
  18. Rob Johnson ( C ) - unsigned
  19. Joe Diefenderfer (P) (Batavia) The left-hander is getting plenty of work with two starts and three relief appearances. He's gone 2-3, 6.14 with 15 strikeouts in 14.2 IP.
  20. Brad Ziegler (P)
  21. Caleb McConnell (P) (Batavia) McConnell has thrown 15 innings – all in relief – and has a 3.60 ERA with one save.
  22. Marc Tugwell (2B) (Batavia) Tugwell is hitting .246 and is tied for second on the team with 10 RBI.
  23. Charlie Waite ( C ) Yet to be assigned.
  24. Justin Foust (OF) (Batavia) In 15 games, Foust in hitting .304 with 8 RBI.
  25. Chris Woodrow (P) (Batavia) Woodrow has made four starts and is 0-2, 4.00 for Batavia.
  26. Dan Hodges (P) (Batavia) Hodges leads Batavia in appearances with eight and has one save to go with his 1.26 ERA. He has struck out 13 in 14.1 innings.
  27. Brad Overton (P) (Batavia) Six relief appearances with a 3.95 ERA.
  28. Blair Erickson (P) - unsigned
  29. Justin Cerrato (P) Yet to be assigned.
  30. Ryan Harris (SS) Yet to be assigned.
  31. Matt Padilla (P) (Batavia) 1-1, 2.87 with one save in six appearances.
  32. Jake Tompkins (P) - unsigned
  33. Justin Libey (P) (Batavia) 1-0, 3.38 in six appearances.
  34. Justin Riley ( C ) (Batavia) Riley is hitting .235 in his first 17 at bats with the Muck Dogs.
  35. Jason Pritchard (P) Yet to be assigned.
  36. Brett Amyx (3B) - unsigned
  37. Jesse Torborg (OF) (GCL) Hitting .286 with 7 at bats. Has also pitched one-third of an inning without allowing a hit or a run, although, he did walk two.
  38. Edgar Mercado (SS) - unsigned
  39. Edward Romero (P) - unsigned
  40. Andy Barb ( C ) - unsigned
  41. Greg Reynolds (P) - unsigned
  42. Matt Lambeth (OF) - unsigned
  43. Cole Buchanan (P) - unsigned
  44. Cal Stanke (P) - unsigned
  45. Jerod Estey (OF) - unsigned
  46. Ryan Tabor (P) - unsigned
  47. Michael Crotta (P) - unsigned
  48. Kyle Nash (P) - unsigned
  49. Adam Sorgi (SS) - unsigned
  50. Tad Reida (SS) - unsigned

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