"Braves Surprise with High School Right-Handed Pitcher, Select Cole Phillips in the 2022 MLB Draft"

Strategic Draft 

The Atlanta Braves draft Boerne High School RHP Cole Phillips 57th overall in the 2022 MLB Draft.

Overview of Player

Cole Phillips, born 5/26/2003, is 6'4" and 200 lbs. Right-handed pitcher with tremendous arm and upper 90s fastball that can reach triple digits.

Rankings and Potential

The teenage pitcher throws a late-breaking power slider and an average changeup.

First Reactions

The Braves surprise baseball fans by signing high school right-handed pitchers like Phillips.

 Play for the Future

Phillips' selection by the Braves is considered as an upside gamble for the future, bringing high-end potential to the lower minors.

 High School Pitching Talent

The Braves' surprising selection of high school right-handed pitchers, including Phillips.

 Talented Pitching Stable

Phillips and fellow Texas prep arm AJ Smith-Shawver are building a talented lower minor league pitching stable for the Braves.

Embracing the Upside

The Braves' selection of Phillips shows a willingness to welcome young talent, setting the scene for an exciting pitching rotation future.

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