Analyzing Day Two For The Phillies

The Phillies made a run on college players on day two of the MLB Draft. Of the 32 players that they drafted on Wednesday, 19 were college players. In fact, they got at least one college player for every position on the field on the final day of the draft.

Starting in round 24, the Phillies took four straight college right-handers, setting the tone for day two of the MLB Draft. The Phillies stocked up on right-handed pitchers, taking a total of 19 right-handers in this year's draft. On Wednesday, the Phillies drafted six high school right-handers and seven college righties.

For the second time in three drafts, the Phillies took a player from Maryland, grabbing right-hander Ben Pfinsgraff in round 22. In 2004, the Phillies took Anthony Buffone with the 662nd pick of the draft and grabbed Pfinsgraff with the 667th overall pick this year. Perhaps more surprising is that for the second time in three drafts, the Phillies took a player from tiny Biola University. Two years ago, they took Sam Orr and Carl Galloway from Biola and this year, they grabbed pitcher Garet Hill in round 24.

The Phillies drafted just one high school left-hander this year and that was Nathan Solow in round 40. In all, they drafted just four left-handed pitchers, because of the fact that the organization is heavily laden with lefties.

After not drafting a second baseman or catcher on Day One, the Phillies grabbed a college second baseman - Matthew Adams - with their final pick of the draft. They took two high school catchers and three college catchers on Wednesday.

How the Phillies drafted on day two

  HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE
LH Pitchers 1 2
RH Pitchers 6 7
     PITCHERS 7 9
First Basemen 1 1
Second Basemen 0 1
Third Basemen 1 1
Shortstops 1 1
Outfielders 1 3
Catchers 2 3
     OVERALL 13 19

Phillies 2006 Draft Totals

  HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE
LH Pitchers 1 3
RH Pitchers 8 11
     PITCHERS 9 14
First Basemen 1 2
Second Basemen 0 1
Third Basemen 1 2
Shortstops 2 3
Outfielders 5 6
Catchers 2 3
     OVERALL 20 31


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