Prepping for the Draft
Rollins, ss; Victorino, cf; Utley, 2b; Howard, 1b; Burrell, lf; Jenkins, rf; Feliz, 3b; Ruiz, c; Eaton, p.
Prepping for draft
The Draft Room is a meeting room on the Hall of Fame Club level, right around the corner from GM Pat Gillick’s office.
Pat, Ruben Amaro Jr., Mike Arbuckle, Mike Ondo, Rob Holiday and Dallas Green will be part of meetings between now and June 5 when the First-Year Player Draft takes place (2 p.m. start).
They will join Marti Wolever (Scouting Director) who will oversee the draft. Surrounding Marti will be Jim Fregosi Jr. and Mike Ledna (Scouting Coordinators); regional supervisors John Castleberry (East), Brian Kohlscheen (Central) and Bill Moore (West); Paul Murphy (Area Supervisor for DE, KY, MD, VA, DC, WV) and Chuck LaMar (Director of Professional Scouting).
The first meeting began today and will continue daily until the draft. More on the draft prep will come later.
While signing autographs last night in the Hall of Fame Club, Tommy Herr was approached by a fan and kidded: “Tommy, you look in great shape. You could still play second base for us (Phillies). Oh, I forgot, we have Chase (Utley).”
In Phillies history….
1983 In a bizarre performance, 3B Mike Schmidt strikes out first four times on 12 pitches and then his 2-run homer in last of ninth to beat Montreal’s Jeff Reardon, 5-3.
1989 3B Mike Schmidt walks with one out in the ninth inning against LHP Terry Mulholland at Candlestick Park in what turns out to be his final at-bat of his brilliant career.