PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After a huge win to take the series from the Red Sox, the Phillies turned their attention to the MLB Draft on Sunday night. The Phillies selected Andrew Painter, an 18-year-old right-handed pitcher from Florida, with the 13th overall pick.
He throws between 93 and 95 mph and can command four different pitches.READ MORE: Realmuto, Segura Help Phillies Rally To 7-5 Win Vs. Nats
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It’s the second year in a row the Phillies selected a high school pitcher in Round 1 after taking Mick Abel last year.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Requiring All Employees In 'Certain' Healthcare Facilities Get COVID-19 Vaccine Or Regular Testing By Early September
Painter was high school teammates with Joe Girardi’s son, Dante.