Draft

Phillies second round draft pick is a college right-hander

The Phillies selected Spencer Howard, a right-handed pitcher from Cal Poly, with the 45th pick in the MLB First Year Player Draft.

Howard, who will turn 21 in July, put up a 1.95 ERA with 97 strikeouts and 23 walks over 87.2 innings this season. According to Phillies Director of Amateur Scouting Johnny Almaraz, Howard is a power pitcher with four pitches (mid-90s fastball, curve, slider, changeup).

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