Former 2nd round draft choice Kelly Dugan has been performing quite well this season for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. The 21-year-old first baseman/outfielder has a .263 batting average with 5 HR and 16 RBI through 37 games this season.
The son of motion picture director Dennis Dugan, Kelly was on the set of his father's film Grown Ups, which starred Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade, when he was drafted by the Phillies in June 2009.
Dugan, who stands six feet three inches tall and weighs 195 pounds, has missed time throughout his professional career with injuries and had not played with a full-season club until this year. He missed roughly three weeks this year with a severely sprained ankle.
Recently, I spoke with Kelly about his performance this season, his draft day with the stars, dealing with injuries, his manager Mickey Morandini and more. Check out the media player below to hear excerpts from that interview.
Additionally, check out my feature on Kelly by clicking HERE.