Philadelphia Phillies draft pick Mitch Gueller, a right-handed pitcher named the 54th overall selection in the 2012 MLB Draft, instantly becomes the organization's third-ranked prospect, as rated by ESPN analyst Keith Law.
During Law's assessment of the 2012 MLB Draft, he rated where each top pick falls in an organization's rankings. Gueller takes the third spot in Philadelphia's minor league rankings, according to Law, behind only Trevor May and Jessie Biddle.
A full scouting report for Gueller follows, courtesy of MLB.com's Draft Tracker:
The Pacific Northwest typically produces some good Draft talent, and Gueller had some serious helium as the Draft approached, with his name popping up as early as the end of the first round. A very good athlete who hit and pitched in high school, it's clear his future is on the mound, with a fastball that consistently sits in the 92-93 mph range to go along with a breaking ball that will show glimpses of being above average. He has some feel for a changeup but doesn't use it very much. His athleticism helps him on the mound and should allow him to refine his command and make his secondary offerings more consistent.
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