Phillies Select College 2B in Second Round of MLB Draft
The Phillies could have added their next Chase Utley.
With the 48th overall pick in the MLB Draft, the Phillies selected University of Arizona second baseman Scott Kingery.
The 5'11, 175 pounder currently bats lead off for the Wildcats and with his junior standing, he could see himself move quickly through the organization to the big league club.
He was the Pac-12 player of the year and started his first season in the infield at second base after spending much time for the Wildcats in the outfield. Playing in 54 games for Arizona this season, Kingery finished with a .392 average with five home runs.
ESPN baseball analyst Keith Law, mocked Kingery to the Angels just three weeks ago, while others had him going 34th overall to Detroit.
Earlier in the night, the Phillies selected high-school SS Cornelius Randolph tenth overall, but it seems as if he will be moved to the outfield at some point during his tenure with the organization.
MLB Trade Rumors did a Q&A with Kingery which can be read here that really detailed his rise to stardom. Kingery was a walk-on to the University of Arizona baseball team and can now call himself a second round pick in MLB.
The MLB Draft continues it's 40 round, three day event this week.