The Philadelphia Phillies selected outfielder Dylan Cozens and right-handed pitcher Alec Rash, respectively, with the 77th and 95th picks in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft on Tuesday.
Cozens played at Chaparral High School in Arizona last season, while Rash pitched for Adel Disoto Minburn High School in Iowa.
Rash's scouting report follows, courtest of MLB.com's Draft Tracker.
Alec Rash, 6'5", 185 lbs, RHP, R/R
Baseball in Iowa starts later than in most places, so it's not uncommon for a prospect from there to rise up as their season gets into high gear. That's exactly what happened with Rash. The big right-hander was drawing a lot of attention as Draft day drew near. Tall and thin, there's room for growth and Rash already can crank his fastball up into the mid-90s with plenty of movement. His power slider has the chance to be an outstanding breaking ball in the future as well. A three-sport standout, Rash is very athletic, but still very raw, more of a project who will have to work on his mechanics and improve his command. While it might take him a while, the raw stuff is bound to intrigue many, especially teams that have a track record in developing young pitching.
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