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Phillies Draft 2017: Day 2 Notes

Following their selections in the first and second rounds on Monday night, the Phillies had a busy day in rounds three through 10 on Tuesday.  Below is a list of the team's Day 2 selections and notes on each player...

3rd round- RHP Connor Seabold was selected with the 83rd overall pick out of Cal State Fullerton. This year, in his junior season, the six-foot-three 190-pounder posted an 11-5 record with a 3.01 ERA and an 8.8 K/9 mark in 17 starts. The California native could be a key factor as the Titans enter their College World Series match up against Oregon State next Saturday. How the team performs in Omaha, could delay Seabold signing with the Phillies by a week or two. According to MLB.com Seabold’s arsenal features a solid changeup and a usable, albeit fringy, breaking ball. His fastball commonly tops out around 90 MPH.

4th round- Third baseman Jake Scheiner was chosen by the Phils with the 113th pick in the draft out of the University of Houston. With the Cougars in his junior season, Scheiner posted a .346 batting average with 18 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs, 64 RBI and eight steals in 63 contests. The 21-year-old righty batter stands six-foot-one, weighing 200 pounds. He was honored as a third-team All-American this year.

5th round- Lefty hurler Ethan Lindow was drafted out of Locust Grove HS with the 143rd pick. As a senior this year, he was dominant, tallying a 0.97 ERA and had a 97-to-18 strike out-to-walk ratio in 57 2/3 innings of work. The six-foot-four 185-pounder is said to sport a low-90’s fastball along with a good curve and fair change up.

6th round- Shortstop Dalton Guthrie was chosen with the 173rd overall selection out of Florida by the Phils. The 21-year-old batted .272 with four homers, 22 RBI and 10 steals in 59 games as the Gators’ lead-off hitter this year in his junior season. Guthrie is said to have an advanced approach at the plate and sports gleaming defense. He is the son of former big leaguer Mark Guthrie. The righty batter is hoping to lead his club to success in the College World Series.

7th round- Another shortstop Nick Malton was chosen with the 203rd pick. The Lincoln Land Community College product is a speedster, having swiped 33 bags for the Loggers this year in his sophomore season. Additionally, in 49 games the 20-year-old tallied a .408 batting average with eight homers and 46 RBI. Malton was also a pitcher in his collegiate career, but is not expected to continue doing so as a pro.

8th round- Left-handed pitcher Jhordany Mezquita out of the Dominican Republic was the Phils pick at 233rd overall. Apparently, the organization tried to sign the 19-year-old as an international free agent, but he had moved to the United States, making him draft eligible, so the team selected him here.

9th round- Third baseman Jack Zoellner was the Phils’ pick at 263rd overall out of the University of New Mexico. The 22-year-old stands six-foot-two and weighs 205 pounds. This season as a senior with the Lobos, the righty batter posted a .368 average with 12 home runs and 56 RBI in 50 games.

10th round- Connor Brogdon, a righty pitcher out of Lewis-Clark State College, was the 293rd choice in the draft by the Phillies.  In 15 games this year as a senior, the six-foot-six 185-pounder sported an 8-1 record with a 2.91 ERA and an 11.1 K/9 mark.  Lewis-Clark State produced former Phils righty pitching prospect Tyler Knigge (12th round, 2010).  

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