The Phillies had the first pick on Day 2 of the MLB draft Friday and used it on another high school player, infielder Cole Stobbe from Millard West HS in Omaha. Stobbe played shortstop in high school but seems to project more as a third baseman. He's the third straight high school player taken by the Phillies, who selected outfielder Mickey Moniak first overall and right-handed pitcher Kevin Gowdy with the first pick in the second round (42nd overall).
An Arkansas recruit, Stobbe (pronounced Stow-bee) was regarded as one of the best high school hitters in the draft and some outlets had him going in the first round. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound right-handed hitter batted .437 with a .563 on-base percentage this season and was among the national high school leaders with 14 home runs.
One scout referred to Stobbe as a poor man's Trevor Story to MLB.com.