SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 07: MLB commissioner Bud Selig speaks during the MLB First Year Player Draft on June 7, 2010 held in Studio 42 at the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

2011 MLB Draft: Keith Law Reviews Phillies Day Two Picks

The Phillies selected over 40 players in the 2011 MLB draft

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2011 MLB Draft Results: Phillies Select SS Roman Quinn

When the Phillies made their first pick of the 2011 MLB draft, everyone talked about how the team had eschewed its normal draft philosophy of taking "toolsy" athletic players. Well, with their second pick, the Phils got right back to the script with Roman Quinn.

Quinn is seen as potentially the fastest high school player in the draft and played multiple positions as well as multiple sports in high school. Many feel that his eventual spot in the big leagues could be centerfield.

Here’s a scouting report from MLB draft guide.

The first thing you will hear about Roman Quinn is that he is fast. He has recorded 60 yard dash times as fast as 6.35 and uses that speed in the field and on the bases. Offensively, Quinn is a line drive hitter with a quick bat. He does have a bit of pop in his bat and should end up getting his share of extra base hits. Quinn has played second, shortstop, and centerfield for Port St Joe. He has more than enough range for center and his arm is plus, as well. Beyond his obvious skillset, Quinn is also commended for his strong work ethic.

The Florida native Quinn has a commitment to Florida State, but scouts seem to think that he is sign-able and will elect to go pro.

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MLB Draft 2011 Results: Phillies Select Larry Greene

With the 39th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, the Phillies have selected first baseman Larry Greene, a high school player from Berrien County, Georgia. Greene is known for one thing, power. Many scouts see Greene as the best power hitting high school bat in the entire draft. The general consensus seems to be that he’s a long way off, but if he develops the way a team hopes, his upside could be, according to ESPN, Ryan Howard. At 6-1, 230 pounds, he certainly looks the part.

He played outfield in high school, but there is a belief that he could move to first base thanks to a lack of speed.

But it will be several years before know anything like that. In the meantime, here’s a roundup of scouting reports and reactions to the pick.

Rivals.com

Green dealt with a lot of off-field adversity with the passing of his mother this year. His power is off the charts and could be one of the best high school bats in the draft.

ESPN’s scouting report

Green has the most present raw power of any high school bat in this class, and that alone should see him drafted in the top two to three rounds, even though it’s his only average tool.

He has one kind of swing, and it’s furious, generating power both with bat speed and hip rotation, with big juice that earns him comparisons to another African-American left-handed power hitter, Ryan Howard. He also swings and misses a ton and doesn’t have much experience facing good pitching. He doesn’t throw well and is a below-average runner with short strides, so he’s probably headed for first base.

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