Takeaway Phillies 2022 MLB Draft class class

Philadelphia – Brian Barber just completed his third MLB draft as Phillies Amateur Poll Manager.
Perhaps nothing will beat the Five-Way Draft in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this one has had its share of surprises.
“This draft was weird,” Barber said Tuesday night. “I only talk to a lot of different clubs. Whether it’s because of what’s widely known as a lot of court injuries in the draft, it changed a lot of different people’s directions in the direction they went early on. So with us, when we didn’t have a pick in the Tour Second, we were able to sit back and wait and see who would be there.”
Velez selected seven right pitchers, one left pitcher, three masquerades, two pitchers, and six soccer players. Fifteen were college players, and four were high school students.
Here are three quick meals from days two and three:
big arms
Last year, Al Phyllis picked right-handed Griff McGarry in the fifth round. McGarry had driving issues early in his final season with Virginia, but he worked through those issues and dominated the College World Series. Philadelphia loved McGarry’s strengths. So the club took him.
McGarry is a rising star in the Phyllis system. He’s someone the teams will be asking for when the Phils Talk trades over the next two weeks.
The Phillies went after the big things bowlers again in the fourth and fifth rounds, choosing Miami rookies Alex MacFarlane (122 in total) and South Florida’s Orion Kirkering (152nd). They view McFarlane, whose fastball has an average speed of 95 mph and touch 99 mph, as a potential starter. Kerkering, whose speedball averages around 93 mph and touches 97 mph, is considered more as a savior.
“They have that kind of thing,” Barber said. “It really is the best of the rack type, with MacFarlane grading across all three pitches [fastball, changeup and breaking ball] The Kerkering with two large stadiums [fastball and slider]. … you never know. You bring real big things or potential for real big things and sometimes these guys with the right makeup – and we did work there – transform themselves into better players than you thought. That’s what happened with Griff, and hopefully it will happen with a few of the guys we’ve recruited.”
Phillies had Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, CA) catch Jordan Dessen in round 12 (362nd overall). He cut .393/.505/.577 with 14 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 47 RBIs in 45 games in his only season with Saddleback.
Notably, Dissin graduated from Malvern Prep in 2020.
“Jordan is really a good kid who can physically drop him who can really grab him and bring him back there,” Barber said. “Maybe due to the fact that he’s from this area, he came to Philadelphia for a workout a couple of weeks ago and was really impressed. You can never get enough of holding on to the organization. And I think we got a little bit of it in the draft this year. Jordan has been really, really, really great for us.”
The Phillies also picked University of San Diego catcher Caleb Ricketts in the seventh round and South Mountain Community College (Phoenix) catch Gustavo Sosa in the tenth round.
they will play
Nothing official until the papers are signed, but the Phillies are confident they will sign all 19 players selected, including the three high school players after Justin Crawford’s first-round selection: East Side High School (Taylors, SC) Mavis Graves left . , South Panola High School (Batesville, Miss.), football player Emarion Boyd and Schaller High School (Pittsburgh) shortstop Brian Rincon.
Phils was particularly excited about catching Graves in the sixth round.
“We were able to identify two different things in his dumping that we think we can work with and get more stuff out of there,” Barber said.
Boyd has tremendous speed and is an excellent defender.
“We really love his swing,” Barber said. There are some comparisons [Crawford] In the fact that it’s plus speed and plus defense in the center of the field, and a bit of a drop required in body and power. …Brian Rincon, we had a chance to see him at our practice in Philadelphia a couple of weeks ago and just walked out dazzled. He’s a short-range player, a really good defender, plus arm, plus speed, ability to hit the key.”

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