Philadelphia Phillies Draft History

All tables below are based on the amount of WAR each player produced during their first seven seasons in Major League Baseball. The WAR totals for each draft class include both Pitching and Hitting WAR, but excludes any player that did not sign with their drafting team. The total WAR also reflects the total value the drafted player provided, not just the value to his drafting team.

*Data accurate through 2019 season.

Top Five Draft Classes

1971Philadelphia Phillies44.0
2000Philadelphia Phillies43.1
1993Philadelphia Phillies35.0
1998Philadelphia Phillies33.2
1996Philadelphia Phillies30.9

Bottom Five Draft Classes

1987Philadelphia Phillies-5.4
1970Philadelphia Phillies-3.0
1994Philadelphia Phillies-0.6
2005Philadelphia Phillies-0.1
1967Philadelphia Phillies0.0
This list excludes any season past 2010, since those draft classes have a multitude of active players.

Top Five Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
1971230Mike Schmidt42.5
2000115Chase Utley40.1
1993246Scott Rolen32.6
2002117Cole Hamels28.9
197820511Ryne Sandberg23.7
List made from top five WAR values alone.

Five Biggest Busts

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
198914Jeff JacksonNo MLB Experience
199314Wayne Gomes1.2
197015Mike MartinNo MLB Experience
197116Roy Thomas2.0
198617Brad Brink0.2
List made from first round picks that produced less than 5.0 WAR in their first seven seasons and ordered by lowest overall pick.

Top Five Value Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
197820511Ryne Sandberg23.7
197926661Kelly Downs9.6
197720511Greg Walker8.4
198112305Charles Hudson6.2
199821614Nick Punto5.4
List made from top five WAR values where a player was drafted outside of the first ten rounds.

Top Five Unsigned Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
198618452Chuck Knoblauch33.6
199712J.D. Drew26.1
199118473Bobby Higginson16.7
2006361087Kyle Gibson13.2
198120513Vince Coleman12.7
List made from top five WAR values where a player did not sign with the team.

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