The Phillies have officially finished up drafting in the 2023 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
The Phillies made 18 selections in the 20 rounds of the draft. They selected 14 college players and four high school players. In total, they selected eight pitchers and 10 position players.
Each player still has to sign a contract, but with the conclusion of the draft, we can begin to analyze the crop of players the Phillies believe to be the future.
2023 Phillies Draft Picks
The following players are the Phillies’ picks in the 2023 MLB Draft:
Round 1 – Aidan Miller 3B – HS
Round 3 – Devin Saltiban SS – HS
Round 4 – TayShaun Walton OF – HS
Round 6 – George Klassen P – NCAA
Round 7 – Jake Eddington P – NCAA
Round 8 – Bryson Ware 3B – NCAA
Round 9 – Avery Owusu-Asiedu OF – NCAA
Round 10 – Cam Brown P – NCAA
Round 11 – Kehden Hettiger C – HS
Round 12 – Brandon Beckel P – NCAA
Round 13 – Marty Gair P – NCAA
Round 14 – Zach Arnold SS – NCAA
Round 15 – Jared Thomas C – NCAA
Round 16 – Luke Russo P – NCAA
Round 17 – A.J. Shaver OF – NCAA
Round 18 – Ethan Chenault P – NCAA
Round 19 – Casey Steward P – NCAA
Round 20 – Pierce Bennett 2B – NCAA
New Phillies to Watch
While there is a long way to go before any of these players reach the big leagues, a few of these names will be players to keep an eye on for the next few years.
Aidan Miller – 3B
Of course the first round pick will be a player to watch for the Phillies.
Aidan Miller projects to be a third baseman in the professional baseball ranks. Aidan is a right-handed power hitter who has a lot of pop in his bat.
Miller has been compared to both Austin Riley of the Braves and Josh Donaldson of the Yankees. He will certainly get a chance to develop his game, and at the age of 19, there will be no rush to get him to the big league club.
Cam Brown – RHP
A less obvious pick but a very intriguing prospect to watch out for is Cam Brown.
Brown was a starting pitcher for Texas Christian University (TCU). Brown at times was a dominant pitcher and at his best, he could’ve gone in the top 3 rounds.
Issues with command hurt his draft stock, however. Much like another pitching prospect in the Phillies organization, Griff McGarry, working on command will be priority number one.
If Cam can figure that out, there is no telling what he can do for the Phillies in the future.
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