06/06/06 9:47 PM ET
Phils go after 'high-ceiling athletes'
Club focuses on college players after first two selections
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
Scouts came to see teammate Chris Marrero, but were impressed with Cardenas. The lefty swinger provides tremendous power for a middle infielder, and profiles as a second baseman.Andrew Carpenter, RHP, Cal St. Long Beach, second round (65):
Said Wolever: "He's really come on this year. Throws strikes and have good stuff."
Round 3: Jason Donald, SS, U. of Arizona, third round (97):
Viewed as a fine defensive player, Donald went in the 20th round in 2003 as a high school senior. He ended this season with a 26-game hitting streak.Round 4: D'Arby Myers, OF Westchester High School, Calif., fourth round (127):
The Phillies love his upside, and they hope he chooses professional baseball over college football.Quintin Berry, OF, San Diego State University, fifth round (157):
A speedy outfielder who makes consistent contact. Projects as a slap hitter in the mold of the Cubs' Juan Pierre.Daniel Brauer, LHP, Northwestern University, sixth round (187) Charlie Yarbrough, 1B, Eastern Kentucky University, seventh round (217) Terrance Warren, OF, Bethel High School, eighth round (247):
Said Wolever: "He was in the workout [last] weekend and did very well. He can really run, and has a chance to hit." Andrew Cruse (277), RHP, U. of South Carolina (Columbia), ninth round (277) Samuel Walls, RHP, North Carolina State University, 10th round (307) Jarrod Freeman, RHP, Alta High School, Utah, 11th round (337) Darin McDonald, OF, Cherry Creek High School, Colo., 12th round (367): He's likely headed to Idaho State to play football as a cornerback. The Phillies like his size and makeup. Zachary Penprase, SS, Mississippi Valley State University, 13th round (397)
Kenneth Milner, OF, University of Kansas, 14th round (427)
Riley Cooper, OF, Clearwater Central Catholic (HS), Fla., 15th round (457):
He has a scholarship to play football at the University of Florida.Cody Montgomery, 3B, Dallas Baptist University, 16th round (487)
Jay Miller, OF, Washington State University, 17th round (517)
Dubee, RHP, Okaloosa Walton Community College (Fla.), 18th round (547:)
Said Wolever: "Our area scouts had seen him pitch this year. We think he's headed in the right direction. He really knows how to pitch, and has a great instructor in his father. We think he has a chance to be on this staff someday."
Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.