The Phils, in my unbiased opinion, came out as the clear winners of the 2015 draft’s first night. Let’s take a look at who they selected!
Round 1, Pick 10: Cornelius Randolph (SS)
As I noted when the pick was made, I had Randolph ranked much higher than 10. The kid is a sure-fire stud banger. Many call him the top bat in high school baseball, which my in-depth (subscription-only) scouting services definitely corroborate. It’s hard not to get excited thinking about a lineup in which Randolph is following the speedy Roman Quinn and future perennial MVP J.P. Crawford (with defending-former-perennial-MVP Maikel Franco behind him). Randolph will move to left field or third base or something who cares he’s going to hit .348 every year.
Round 2, Pick 48: Scott Kingery (2B)
Kingery attended the same school as Damon Stoudamire, the University of Arizona*, where he shined as a sophomore with a .354 batting average and .456 on-base percentage. After the season, he went up to the Cape Cod League and hit .312 with a wood bat. Yup, you read that right: another certified stud banger. Once Chase Utley decides to retire and become governor of California, CEO of Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN), or the Phils next manager Kingery should be ready to step right in and dominate.
* Editor's note: under no circumstances should anyone ever intentionally leave college in Arizona. The only exception to this guidance is being drafted into a professional sports league that will afford you the same lifestyle
The draft goes on for like the next nine days and I’m sure we’ll continue to rack up a bunch of stars. Keep it locked on zoowithroy.com- the world’s foremost bolg about wanting and having gone to the zoo with Roy Halladay-- for updates!