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Phillies sign first-round pick Andrew Painter, 10 others


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The Philadelphia Phillies announced Saturday evening that they’ve come to terms with first-round pick Andrew Painter, a right-handed pitcher out of Calvary Christian High School in Florida.

Additionally, the Phillies reached deals with the following picks as well:

  • Second-round pick Ethan Wilson, an outfielder from the University of South Alabama
  • Third-round pick Jordan Viars, an outfielder from Rick Reedy High School in Texas
  • Fourth-round pick Micah Ottenbreit, a right-handed pitcher from Trenton High School in Michigan
  • Fifth-round pick Griff McGarry, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Virginia
  • Sixth-round pick Jose Pena Jr., a right-handed pitcher from Tampa Prepatory School in Florida
  • Seventh-round pick Christian McGowan of Eastern Oklahoma State Junior College, who Phillies Nation‘s Ty Daubert wrote a great feature on
  • Eighth-round pick Jason Ruffcorn, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Oklahoma, who also spoke with Phillies Nation
  • Ninth-round pick Gavin Tonkel, an outfielder from Heritage High School in California
  • 10th-round pick Logan Cerny, an outfielder from Troy University in Alabama
  • 11th-round pick Andrew Baker, a right-handed pitcher from Chipola College in Florida

Still outstanding are nine selections; third baseman T.J. Rumfield, outfielder Jared Carr, left-handed pitcher Jose Valadez-Acuna, left-handed pitcher Matt Osterberg, right-handed pitcher Ty Collins, right-handed pitcher Alex Garbrick, right-handed pitcher Malik Binns, right-handed pitcher Seth Halvorsen and right-handed pitcher Cam Wynne. Some of those draftees will have the option of going to play collegiately to consider.

Painter will immediately join the last two first-round picks made by the Phillies – shortstop Bryson Stott and right-handed pitcher Mick Abel – among the most coveted prospects in a system lacking in depth. Phillies Nation will update our top 20 prospects in the organization list in August, with a few of these names likely to join the ranks.

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