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2012 MLB Draft: ESPN Analyzes Phillies Top Picks

The Phillies grabbed two high school pitchers with their first two picks of the 2012 MLB draft and earlier today we brought you John Sickels' take on the haul. Now, ESPN MLB draftnik Jason Churchill gives his take, specifically whether the team can sign either of these guys.

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40. Philadelphia Phillies: Shane Watson, RHP, Lakewood (Calif.) H.S.
Watson is a strong, projectable prep arm with a fastball that reaches the 93-96 mph range. He's committed to USC, so this may not be a sure-thing signing. -- Churchill

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54. Philadelphia Phillies: Mitch Gueller, RHP, WF West (Wash.) H.S.
Gueller is a two-way player who popped this spring due to a fastball that reached the mid-90s and improved mechanics and consistency. He's committed to Washington State but is not considered a difficult sign at this spot. -- Churchill

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For up to date coverage of who the Phils have taken from round 2 and beyond be sure to check out our 2012 MLB draft stream.

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