The Phillies selected Jason Knapp as their final second round pick, No. 71 on the board.
Knapp, 17, is a 6’5″ right-handed high school pitcher who has committed to the University of North Carolina. Scout.com says he’s overpowering with a high leg kick and awesome mid-90s fastball.
Since Knapp is committed to UNC, I don’t know if he would take the Phils’ offer. He might want to stick a year in college and go higher up the board. Knapp was on the Phils’ short list and many fans were ready for him to come aboard, so this is no surprise. The posters at Phuture Phillies don’t like this kid.