The Phillies have signed right-handed pitcher Mick Abel, selected No. 15 overall in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft, the club announced today.
Abel, whose senior season at Jesuit High School (Ore.) was canceled this spring, is a two-time Gatorade Oregon Baseball Player of the Year (2019 and 2020). He was selected as a 2020 Baseball America High School Preseason All-American (First Team). As a junior, the 6-foot-5 righty went 10-0 with a 1.26 ERA, 111 strikeouts, 72.1 innings pitched, and helped his team win a state championship. In 150.2 innings pitched during his high school career, Abel posted an 18-3 record with a 1.98 ERA and 213 strikeouts. Last summer, he won a silver medal as a member of Team USA in the World Baseball Softball Confederation U-18 Baseball World Cup. The Oregon native became the highest selected high school pitcher in the first round by the Phillies since Gavin Floyd (No. 4 overall) in 2001.
The club also recently signed two of its other 2020 draft selections: right-hander Carson Ragsdale (fourth round, No. 116 overall) from the University of South Florida and outfielder Baron Radcliff (fifth round, No. 146 overall) from Georgia Tech.
Additionally, as previously announced, the Phillies signed 10 non-drafted free agents: right-handers Chase Antle (Coastal Carolina University), Blake Brown (UNC Asheville), Buddy Hayward (Harvard University), Jonathan Hughes (Georgia Tech), Sam Jacobsak (Northeastern University), Noah Skirrow (Liberty University), Billy Sullivan (University of Delaware), and left-handers Jordan Fowler (University of Central Missouri), Jake McKenna (Ocean City High School – N.J.) and JP Woodward (Lafayette College).