Who the hell is Adam Haseley? Lets find out:
Haseley is from Florida and started his youth career at a private Christian institution called The First Academy, while attending, Haseley played played internationally for the United States among several different levels.
As an outfielder and pitcher, he played for the UVA Cavaliers for 3 years. After only pitching in 4 games his Freshmen season, the coaching staff trusted him enough to let him pitch in the College World Series in a must-win game 2. He ended his sophomore season 9-3 as a starting pitcher. He had an ERA of 1.73 and managed to finish his second college season batting .304. Haseley’s third and final college season propelled him in to a surefire top 10 pick. He finished the season batting .390 while hitting 14 home runs and 56 RBI’s. Adam also walked more times his junior season than he struck out.
- 2x finalist for John Olerud award
- This award is given to the best 2-way players in college baseball. A 2-way player is classified as a player that pitches and plays a field-position.
- Third-team all-American his sophomore year
- First-Team all-American his Junior Year
- First-Team all-ACC his Junior Year
His Role with the Phillies
For the second year in a row, the Phillies find themselves drafting an outfielder early in the first round. Obviously not as early as last year’s first overall player Mickey Moniak. The Phillies are looking towards the future in drafting Adam Haseley 8th overall. With 25 year old Odubel Herrera manning down the center field position, Moniak is projected to man one of the corner out-fielding positions and Haseley will man the other. With a strong arm and an active bat, Haseley is another missing piece to the puzzle. I assume versatility was a big factor in making this decision as he can comfortably play any outfield position.
I like what the Phillies have done the last few drafts, but we wont know how they have done for another 5 years.