Philadelphia: The future stars of MLB would find out where they would be continuing their dreams of playing professional baseball and that is what we had on Wednesday night as the 2020 MLB Draft took place. The Detroit Tigers had the number 1 pick and would take
The Phillies had the number 15 pick and they would take Mick Abel from Jesuit High School in Oregon.
Phillies Director of Amateur Scouting Brian Barber on Drafting Mick Abel
“Mick has outstanding makeup and an above-average repertoire of pitches for someone his age,” Barber said. “He really knows how to compete, especially with his fastball. We believe he has a bright future with us.”
Abel was named the Gatorade Oregon Baseball Player of the year in 2019 & 2020. During his high school career, Abel went 18-3 with a 1.98 ERA with 213 strikeouts in 150.2 innings.
Just watching some of the highlights of Mick Able, he has some good command with his pitches
This is the first time the Phillies have drafted a High School pitcher in the first round of the Draft since Shane Watson (supplemental pick, No. 40 overall) in 2012.
Mick Abel has time to develop and add more to his pitching as he is committed to Oregon State
Reaction from Mick Abel on being drafted
The Phillies did their homework on Abel
After being drafted, Mick Abel would speak to the media
Asked about the City of Philadelphia & the fans
Able said that Bryce Harper face-timed with him after being drafted
The second day of the MLB Draft will be on June 11 and the Phillies have the following picks left
third round (No. 87 overall)
fourth round (No. 116 overall)
fifth round (No. 146 overall)