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Phillies Draft Two Outfielders

Kevin McGuireSenior Analyst IJune 10, 2009

Not picking until the 75th pick (they lost their first round pick when signing Raul Ibanez), the Phillies were just looking to add some talent to their minor league system with the 2009 MLB Draft.

On day one, the Phillies picked up a couple of outfielders.

Kelly Dugan is a 6-foot-3 switch-hitting outfielder from California that the Phillies project to be a center fielder.

Dugan is just 18 years old and has a standing offer to play college baseball at Pepperdine University, so the club will wait to see which way he goes on his baseball future. He has already signed his letter of intent and the Phillies have until August 17th to secure his rights, which they feel good about.

Dugan comes from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, which is where former Phillies general manager Pat Gillick attended, according to the L.A. Times. Dugan is apparently very excited to be in the Phillies system and appears ready to get started.

Scout.com says Dugan has signs of power, decent defensive skills and above average speed.

With their second pick on day one, the Phillies picked up Kyrell Hudson out of Evergreen High School in Washington.

Hudson is another 18-year old outfielder who should add some speed. Scouts have compared Hudson's body type to that of Mike Cameron and Curtis Granderson.

Hudson was recruited by Oregon State and originally committed to play for the Beavers baseball team. He was also thought to be a football prospect as well. The word seems to be that he will go ahead and sign with the Phillies.

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