Phillies draft tracker: High school INF Cole Stobbe selected in 3rd round


The Phillies had the first pick on Day 2 of the MLB draft Friday and used it on another high school player, infielder Cole Stobbe from Millard West HS in Omaha. Stobbe played shortstop in high school but seems to project more as a third baseman. He's the third straight high school player taken by the Phillies, who selected outfielder Mickey Moniak first overall and right-handed pitcher Kevin Gowdy with the first pick in the second round (42nd overall).

3rd round: SS/3B Cole Stobbe (Millard West HS, Nebraska)
An Arkansas recruit, Cole Stobbe (pronounced Stow-bee) was regarded as one of the best high school hitters in the draft and some outlets had him going in the first round. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound right-handed hitter batted .437 with a .563 on-base percentage this season and was among the national high school leaders with 14 home runs. 

One scout referred to Stobbe as a poor man's Trevor Story to

4th round: LHP JoJo Romero (Yavapai College, Arizona)
With the first pick in the fourth round, 107th overall, the Phillies drafted left-handed pitcher JoJo Romero out of Yavapai College, the same junior college in Arizona where Ken Giles pitched.

Romero (5-11/190) throws five pitches: four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, curveball, slider and changeup. His four-seamer has touched 95 mph, according to 

Romero is regarded as a strike-thrower, but there are questions whether he has the stamina to be a starting pitcher.

5th round: LHP Cole Irvin (Oregon)
The Phillies took a second straight college lefty, drafting LHP Cole Irvin out of the University of Oregon with the first pick in the fifth round (137th overall). 

Cole (6-4/190) underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the 2014 season, but he bounced back to become Oregon's top pitcher this past season. His velocity increased from 86 to 88 mph post-surgery to 93-94 late this season. sees his ceiling as back-end starter but writes that he is a "high probability big-leaguer" if he continues to show the velocity and arm speed with his slider and changeup that he had this season with the Ducks.

6th round: CF David Martinelli (Dallas Baptist)
With pick No. 167, the Phillies selected centerfielder David Martinelli, a left-handed hitter who was among the NCAA Division I leaders in strikeouts his first two years but cut down drastically on the swings-and-misses as a junior. 

According to scouting reports, his speed and instincts should allow him to stick in center.

7th round: C Henri Lartigue (Ole Miss)
The Phillies took a catcher with the first pick in the seventh round (197th overall).

Henri Lartigue (6-0/185) is a switch-hitter from the University of Mississippi. He hit .353 in 57 games this season with 11 doubles, four home runs and 31 RBIs. He threw out 13 of 51 base stealers and had 11 passed balls.

8th round: RHP Grant Dyer (UCLA)
After the Phillies selected two UCLA commits in Moniak and Gowdy on Day 1, they took Bruins junior Grant Dyer on Day 2 in the eighth round, 227th overall.

In college, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound righty jumped around between the rotation and the bullpen. He started 13 games his junior year, recording a 4-4 record and 4.50 ERA with 70 strikeouts and 24 walks. 

9th round: RHP Blake Quinn (Cal State Fullerton)
The 6-4, 222-pound college grad Blake Quinn is the Phillies' penultimate pick (257th overall).

As a senior, Quinn appeared in 17 games, starting 12 and compiling a 4-3 record with a 2.16 ERA. Before transferring to Cal State Fullerton, Quinn played at Fresno State, where he was a Freshman All-American.

10th round: RHP Julian Garcia (Metro State College)
With the first selection of the 10th round and their final pick of Day 2 (287th overall), the Phillies took a third consecutive right-handed college starting pitcher in 6-3, 185-pound Julian Garcia.

Garcia is a sophomore at Metro State College in Denver, where he went 5-7 and posted a 2.90 ERA last season. 

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