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MLB Draft 2016: Phillies projected to select A.J. Puk in latest mock draft

The Florida lefty could be heading to Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia is projected to take Florida left-handed pitcher A.J. Puk with the first overall pick in's latest mock draft.

Puk hasn't had much success with the Gators this spring, pitching to a 2.93 ERA over 58.1 innings. His 1.17 WHIP is the lowest of his three seasons with Florida, but he is striking out fewer batters per nine innings this season compared to his 2.97 mark in 2015.

With a mid-90s fastball and plus slider, Puk has been projected to be taken first overall in three of's four mock drafts.

Puk was also projected to head to Philadelphia in the first round in ESPN Insider Keith Law's latest mock draft.

Over the last few seasons, the Phillies have had a fair amount of success drafting productive players.

J.P. Crawford was selected in the first round in 2013 and was recently promoted to Triple-A at 21, becoming the second-youngest player in the International League.

Aaron Nola was the Phillies' first round selection in 2014 and boasts the third-best FIP in baseball.

Last spring, Philadelphia selected Cornelius Randolph, who batted .302 over his first 53 professional games last season.

Puk would be the latest productive arm to join the Phillies, but if they decide to pass on the lefty, they could turn to the best high school or college position players on the board.

Here is the rest of Jim Callis' latest mock draft:

2. Reds: Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee

3. Braves: Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer

4. Rockies: Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon HS (Carlsbad, Calif.)

5. Brewers: Corey Ray, OF, Louisville

6. Athletics: Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat (N.J.) HS

7. Marlins: Riley Pint, RHP, St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Overland Park, Kan.)

8. Padres: Delvin Perez, SS, International Baseball Academy (Ceiba, P.R.)

9. Tigers: Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon HS (Sacramento, Calif.)

10. White Sox: Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade Prep (Canoga Park, Calif.)

11. Mariners: Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence (Ala.) HS

12. Red Sox: Zack Collins, C, Miami

13. Rays: Joshua Lowe, 3B, Pope HS (Marietta, Ga.)

14. Indians: Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights HS (San Antonio, Texas)

15. Twins: Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendehowa HS (Clifton Park, N.Y.)

16. Angels: Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum HS (Pittsburgh)

17. Astros: Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State

18. Yankees: Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Vanderbilt

19. Mets: Will Craig, 3B, Wake Forest

20. Dodgers: Nolan Jones, 3B, Holy Ghost Prep (Bensalem, Pa.)

21. Blue Jays: Joey Wentz, LHP, Shawnee Mission (Kan.) East HS

22. Pirates: T.J. Zeuch, RHP, Pittsburgh

23. Cardinals: Connor Jones, RHP, Virginia

24. Padres: Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford

25. Padres: Taylor Trammell, OF, Mount Paran Christian School (Kennesaw, Ga.)

26. White Sox: Gavin Lux, SS, Indian Trail Academy (Kenosha, Wis.)

27. Orioles: William Benson, OF, The Westminster Schools (Atlanta)

28. Nationals: Drew Mendoza, 3B, Lake Minneola (Fla.) HS

29. Nationals: Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State

30. Rangers: Buddy Reed, OF, Florida

31. Mets: Bryan Reynolds, OF, Vanderbilt

32. Dodgers: Cody Sedlock, RHP, Illinois

33. Cardinals: Robert Tyler, RHP, Georgia

34. Cardinals: Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia