Phillies Draft Scott Kingery, 2B, in Second Round

Kelly Presnell - Arizona Daily Star

Kelly Presnell – Arizona Daily Star

The Phillies made their second draft pick of the night Monday by taking University of Arizona second baseman Scott Kingery.

Kingery, the 5’11” right-handed hitter, boasts a ton of athleticism. He lacks power, but unlike first round pick Randolph, Kingery has plenty of speed and plus defense, which should play well at the next level.

Kingery should be a good complement to fellow Phillies prospect Roman Quinn as both show great speed on the base paths.

Kingery led the Pac-12 with a .392 batting average and was best in conference in runs scored (53), hits (93) and total bases (133). The junior also had 15 doubles, five triples, five home runs, 36 RBIs and 11 stolen bases in 54 games.

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