The Phillies have released a statement in response to the allegations they turned in unsigned fifth-round pick Ben Wetzler to the NCAA for violations during negotiations.
The Phillies did participate in the NCAA investigation and a ruling has been issued. We believe it is inappropriate to comment further on either the negotiation with the player or the action taken by the NCAA.
Hopefully we can get the full story sooner rather than later. The organization appears guarded about the details which is not boding well for their public perception.
Wetzler is a three-year starting pitcher for the Beavers who was suspended for Oregon State's first 11 games of the season due to inappropriate contact with an agent. He is a three-pitch pitcher with a fastball that sits in the low-90s with movement, changeup, and a slider. He has a decent frame at 6’1”, 210 lbs. Wetzler has a strong changeup with room for improvement and holds his own on the mound. He tends to be aggressive and go after hitters. Wetzler is known as a control-pitcher.
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