In the second round with the 45th overall selection in the 2017 MLB Amateur Draft, the Phillies chose righty pitcher Spencer Howard out of Cal Poly.
This season, the 20-year-old sophomore sported an 8-1 record with a 1.95 ERA and a 10 K/9 mark over 17 appearances (12 starts) with the Mustangs.
In his freshman year, 19 of Howard's 21 appearances were as a reliever when he tallied a 2.95 overall ERA.
Howard, who stands six-foot-three and weighs 225 pounds, features a solid four-pitch mix, including key offerings of a fastball, slider and a cutter that project to be average or better pitches.
The Phillies chose another hurler in the second round out of Cal Poly back in 2014, a left-hander named Matt Imhof. Imhof retired from playing baseball following a workout accident last year that cost the youngster an eye.
The draft will continue for the Phils on Tuesday, when the third round gets going at 1pm Eastern time.