Phillies Select Pitcher Mick Abel in Round 1 of 2020 MLB Draft

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

Example:

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)

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