"He's got elite bat to ball skills", said O'Dowd. The lefty drew 44 walks to striking out 21 times. The first two rounds are Monday. "A kid you can project pretty easily to play in the big leagues once he gets acclimated to pro ball".
"Very similar players", Almaraz said.
Player Adam Haseley (R) of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrates after scoring with teammate Pavin Smith #10 against the Vanderbilt Commodores in the seventh inning during game three of the College World Series Championship Series on June 24, 2015 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. In selecting Haseley, the Phillies used their top pick on a college bat for the first time since 2000 when they took Chase Utley out of UCLA. I've scouted him extensively. "I'm looking forward to continuing to play this summer, into the fall and just getting started". "I was super excited when I got picked but I wanted to see, I knew a lot of mock drafts had Adam going to the Phillies, so right after, I told everybody at my house to quiet down so we could see if Adam gets picked here".
Haseley, who O'Dowd compared to former major league center fielders Steve Finley and Jim Edmonds, was a two-way player at U.Va., but a bone bruise in his left arm kept him from pitching the final two months of this season.
The Phillies have also been mentioned in tangential connection with a couple of high school pitchers, Carlsbad HS's Trevor Rogers and Texan Shane Baz. The value of the eighth overall pick is $4,780,400, about $1.3 million less than Moniak's bonus previous year.
"I think that contact tool is one of my strengths", Haseley said. "I think I put my head down". "Talking to people that either had to pitch to him or coach against him, they say his ability to recognize pitches and use his quick hands - he has great confidence in his ability to wait, wait, wait on pitches". - Baseball America " Haseley leads the Cavaliers in all three triple-slash stats (.396/.495/.689) and in walks (32) through April 22, showing surprising power and the potential to stay in centerfield long-term".
"They're huge Eagles fans", Haseley said.