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.