Phillies Use Eighth Pick for Adam Haseley in the 2017 MLB Draft

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Adam Haseley

Since 2001, Rabbi Jonathan Z. Maltzman has served the congregation of Kol Shalom in Rockville, Maryland. Outside of the synagogue, Jonathan Z. Maltzman maintains a love for collegiate and professional sports. He particularly enjoys watching games of Philadelphia teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies.

With the eighth overall pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, the Phillies selected 21-year-old Adam Haseley from the University of Virginia. The 6-foot-1-inch, 195-pound Haseley was an exceptional outfielder and pitcher during three seasons of play with the UV Cavaliers. As a pitcher, he maintained a 9-3 record and an impressive 1.73 ERA in 2016, but he most likely will be a position player for the Phillies.

In 2017, Haseley boasted a .390 batting average, hitting 14 homers and 56 RBIs. He also shows discipline at the plate and speed around the bases, which can turn walks and base hits into runs. In Philadelphia, Haseley will join other young prospects including J.C. Crawford and Mickey Moniak, who was the number-one overall pick in last year’s MLB draft.