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Phillies 2021 draft tracker: Phils choose Ethan Wilson in 2nd spherical

The 2021 MLB draft continued for the Phillies Monday afternoon after they chose 18-year-old right-handed pitcher Andrew Painter with the thirteenth total choose Sunday night time.

Painter is 6-foot-7 and was as much as 97 mph the primary time the Phillies scouted him. He had a 0.31 ERA as a senior at Calvary Christian HS in Fort Lauderdale and performed with Phillies supervisor Joe Girardi’s son, Dante.

For extra on Painter, here’s what Phillies scouting director Brian Barber needed to say concerning the choose.

Rounds 2-10 are Monday and Rounds 11-20 happen Tuesday.

Test again right here all through the day Tuesday for information on the Phillies’ draft picks:

Spherical 2, forty ninth total: OF Ethan Wilson (South Alabama)

The Phillies spent their second-round choose on Ethan Wilson, an outfielder from South Alabama. 

Baseball America had Wilson ranked twenty sixth in its Prime 500 Draft Prospects record, and the Phillies received him at 49.

Wilson (6-1/210) is a left-handed hitter drafted for his bat.

Here’s a piece of the scouting report from Baseball America:

Wilson controls the zone properly and in addition has a stable all-fields method, with the ability to drive pitches on the outer half over the fence to the left-center hole. Some scouts assume his swing is a bit too stiff to really be a plus hitter, however he does have plus uncooked energy. These offensive instruments are the carrying instruments for Wilson, who profiles as a left fielder due to restricted arm energy and below-average operating capability.


third spherical (84th total): OF Jordan Viars

The Phillies went with a left-handed hitting highschool outfielder out of Texas within the third spherical. 

Viars is a 6-foot-4, 215-pounder who, at 17 years outdated, is without doubt one of the youngest gamers within the draft. The Arkansas commit turns 18 subsequent week.

Baseball America refers to him as “an already filled-out left-handed hitter who has the plus energy potential that groups search for in a nook infielder. A crew might see if he can stick in a nook outfield spot, however he’s more likely to gradual additional as he matures.”

4th spherical (114th total): RHP Micah Ottenbreit 

Ottenbreit is a 6-foot-4 pitcher from Trenton HS in Michigan. He’s a three-pitch pitcher with a curveball, changeup and a fastball within the low-90s. 

From BA:

Scouts may wish to see extra current stuff, however it’s laborious to see Ottenbreit not throwing more durable sooner or later as he provides weight to his body. The curveball has good traits now with loads of depth and might be an actual weapon when he’s ready so as to add extra energy to the providing. He’s dedicated to Michigan State and will blow up if he makes it to campus and continues alongside the event path that many evaluators predict.

fifth spherical (145th total): RHP Griff McGarry

McGarry, 22, was the primary faculty pitcher taken by the Phillies on this 12 months’s draft. He’s from the College of Virginia, the place he pitched 134 profession innings with 186 strikeouts however 131 walks. 

“That kind of management will stop him from having any important position on the subsequent stage,” the scouting report reads, “however scouts maintain coming again as a result of McGarry’s stuff is so spectacular and the uncommon instances he’s locked in and throws the ball over the plate, he seems to be dominant.”

sixth spherical (one hundred and seventy fifth total): RHP Jose Peña Jr.

Peña is a 6-foot-3 pitcher from Tampa Preparatory Faculty. The 18-year-old has flashed mid-90s velocity and a handsome curveball.

He had dedicated to play at Florida Worldwide. 

seventh spherical (205th total): RHP Christian McGowan

Based on, McGowan “operates at 92-94 mph and reaches 99 along with his fastball, which options extra downhill aircraft than true life.”

He’s additionally developed a two-seam fastball and struck out 109 batters in 74 innings this previous season for Japanese Oklahoma State, a junior faculty. He had dedicated to Texas Tech.

eighth spherical (235th total): RHP Jason Ruffcorn

Ruffcorn is a right-hander from the College of Oklahoma who got here out of the bullpen in 55 of his 58 appearances for the Sooners. He struck out 114 in 99 profession innings with a 3.09 ERA. He’s considered as a pitcher who might rise rapidly.

His father, Scott Ruffcorn, pitched for 5 seasons within the majors and appeared in 18 video games with the 1997 Phillies.

ninth spherical (265th total): OF Gavin Tonkel of Heritage HS in California

tenth spherical (295th total): OF Logan Cerny

Cerny is a right-handed-hitting outfielder from Troy who hit .332 with 15 homers and a 1.118 OPS this season. He additionally stole 12 luggage.

Per Baseball America: 

Cerny has excellent uncooked instruments, with loads of athleticism, above-average uncooked energy and bonafide 70-grade operating capability. He’s comparatively new to the outfield after catching for probably the most half in highschool, however scouts consider he generally is a plus defender there due to his athleticism and velocity. The most important query with Cerny is how a lot he’ll hit. There’s a major quantity of swing and miss in his recreation.


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