Phillies Prospect #68: Nolan Mulligan

If Nolan Mulligan is to make it to the majors, he's going to have to battle long odds. At least the early returns were encouraging.

Acquired: Drafted by the Phillies in the 26th round of the 2007 Draft.

B: T: R  /  Height: 6' 5"  /  Weight: 180

2007 Team/League: Gulf Coast League Phillies

Games/Games Started in 2007: 14 games / 0 starts

School: Lynn University

Pitching Style: Nolan Mulligan has the kind of style that can scare hitters if he develops more velocity. He has no problem with coming inside on hitters and he has good enough movement on his pitches to keep hitters guessing. In his first pro season, he struck out 27 in 28 innings and showed good control, walking just eight on the season with the GCL Phillies.

Projection: Mulligan is hard to read. He pitched at three different small schools - Broward CC, High Point University and Lynn University - but showed enough to get drafted twice before the Phillies took him in 2007. He was drafted as high as the 25th round by the Giants out of high school in 2003, but thought he could do better by going to Broward. A year later, the Twins took him in the 32nd round, but again, he didn't sign. Looking back, he probably would have been better served baseball-wise, had he signed with the Giants. He put up decent college numbers, but the Phillies are going to have to work long and hard with him to get him through the system in any sort of timely manner and since he'll be 23 by the time Minor League Camp starts, the clock is ticking.

What else you should know about Nolan Mulligan: In the 2007 Draft, teams didn't have to worry about Mulligan saying "no" again, since he was out of college eligibility.

Nolan Mulligan's career stats

2007 GCL 0 2 3.18 2 14 0 28.1 28 11 10 1 8 27 1.27 .264

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