Phillies First Round Pick Haseley Promoted Again
When the Phillies drafted Adam Haseley, an outfielder out of Virginia, we knew that he could be moving through the Phillies system rather quickly. The first round pick (eighth overall) in the 2017 draft was always said to be advanced, having played three years of college ball. We wrote of his promotion to Short Season Williamsport after just three games in the Gulf Coast League. Now, after 37 games at Williamsport, Haseley is on the move again.
According to Mitch Rupert of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Haseley has been promoted to Class-A Lakewood. Haseley's Milb.com page has already been updated to reflect his assignment to Lakewood's roster. The move comes as the Short Season New York-Penn League was taking a two-day All-Star Break.
Haseley will not get his anticipated break that he was looking forward to (as Rupert noted just last night), but he has to be happy about the promotion. Haseley hit .270 with two home runs and 18 runs batted in during his 37-game stint in which he played exclusively in center field. That could change some.
Also at Lakewood is Phillies 2016 first overall pick Mickey Moniak, who plays the same position. The Phillies may be looking to get Moniak some rest in center field. Moniak has not yet played this many games in his young career. The 19 year-old Moniak has slowed some and could use a break, after playing 107 games. Haseley could also see time in either corner outfield spot.
Also on Monday the BlueClaws announced that former Staten Island Yankees president Joe Ricciutti as club president and general manager.