3rd Round: OF Cord Sandberg (Manatee HS [Fla.]) – Sandberg is a big-time prospect in two separate sports. He had a scholarship to Mississippi State University to play quarterback for the Bulldogs which attributed to his slide to the 89th spot. Teams were worried about his signability which made him a great steal for the Phillies this late. The 6’3” 215 lbs. outfielder was listed as the No. 53 player in Law’s top 100. He has considerable power potential but struggles to tap into it due to somewhat-late lower body rotation. He has decent speed and has a solid arm which makes him a great candidate for a corner outfield spot. He is largely considered a second-round talent but the Phillies took him in the third. Reports from The Bradenton Herald say that the Phillies and Sandberg have already agreed on a deal with a reported signing bonus of $775,000 which is much higher than the slot-value of $593,400. The signing bonus was $600,000 plus the amount of a four-year education at Mississippi State.
4th Round: C Jake Sweaney (Garces Memorial HS [Calif.]) – Sweaney was selected with the 121st overall pick but was listed as the No. 88 overall prospect by Law. He was a two-sport star as a wide receiver in high school but also a top notch catcher. He has strong arms which give him his good bat speed. He hits for a good average but not great power has his stride lands him in the bucket. At 6’2” 175 lbs., he needs to get a better angle on his swing than what he currently has. Defensively, he has a good quick release and a strong arm behind the plate but hesitates between receiving the ball and releasing it. He needs to work on receiving pitches behind the plate but that is shouldn’t be too hard for a wide receiver.
6th Round: OF Jason Monda (Washington State) – The left-hander from the Pacific Northwest stands at 6’4” 205 lbs. He is already an accomplished hitter that could add power as he gets into to professional ball and fills out. He is possesses average speed but has a high baseball-IQ which makes him a strong baserunner. He is currently manning centerfield but projects as a corner outfielder where he has the potential to be a solid defender. There is a chance that he could return to the Cougars for his senior year to improve his draft stock.
7th Round: 3B Trey Williams (College of Canyons [Calif.]) – Williams is a polarizing prospect. He is the son of a former professional player (Eddie Williams) which means his baseball IQ is higher than the average player. He was selected in the 11th round last year but opted to turn down a scholarship to Pepperdine and go to junior college to re-enter the draft. He stands 6’1” 210 lbs. and is an incredibly strong right hander. He will hit for average with plenty of power to go along with decent speed. Williams is strong defensively and has a strong arm from third base. He has all the tools to be a great player but fell to the seventh round due to questions about his makeup and his reputation for sometimes not putting out maximum effort.
9th Round: RHP Shane Martin (Southwestern Oklahoma State University) – Martin, a 6’4” 215 lbs. right-hander, had quite a year in his first season in the Bulldogs rotation after spending the first two years in the bullpen. The 22 year old went 11-2 with a 2.85 ERA and, with a solid build, projects out to be a starter.
10th Round: RHP Jon Prosinski (Seton Hall University) – The 6’3” 195 lbs. Skillman, N.J. native finished out a stellar four years for Seton Hall capped by a First-Team All Big East selection, his second of his career. No pitcher in Seton Hall history has had more starts, thrown more innings, struck out more batters, nor thrown more shutouts. In 2012, he was the Junior Male Athlete of the Year and capped his senior season with the Senior Male Athlete of the Year. He has a tall frame which shows promise for a pitcher.