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Selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2020 MLB draft, Mick Abel swiftly landed among the Phillies' top prospects.
He was a victim to a cancelled high school and minor league seasons last year, but sported a 1.26 ERA and a 13.8 K/9 mark in 72 1/3 innings of work while helping his school lock down a state championship in his junior season in 2019.
Scouting reports describe him as having a low-effort approach with loose arm action and exciting velocity potential.
His four-pitch arsenal includes a mid-90's four-seam fastball, an effective slider with good movement, a quality curve ball and a change up that earns raves and features sink. His six-foot-five frame allows him to better throw his offerings downhill, giving the opposition a less than ideal look.
A strike thrower, Abel combines projectable size and solid stuff to impress Phils personnel. He participated in last year's fall instructional league and was said to do considerably well there and flashed 98 MPH with his fastball.
It's not far-fetched to presume Abel could get a full-season assignment with Class A Clearwater this year.
Ranked as the top high school pitcher headed into last year's draft, the 19-year-old is a special talent that projects as a big league starter.
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