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The Phillies select RHP Mick Abel 15th overall in the 2020 MLB Draft

The Phillies had a nice prep arm fall in their laps at 15

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With the 15th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Phillies have selected right-handed pitcher Mick Abel out of Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon.

The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Abel is widely regarded as the top prep right-hander in this year’s draft class and has an exceptional repertoire for an 18-year-old. His fastball sits in the mid-90s and has the potential to reach triple digits as he gets into his 20s, and his slider and curveball do a great job of complementing his primary offering.

His changeup isn’t as close to being a finished product, but scouts expect it to be another above-average pitch once he gains more experience. Abel’s development will require patience, but since he already has such a strong pitch arsenal and a big frame that will fill out more as he gets into his 20s, the possibilities are sky-high for the Oregon State commit.