Originally written September 30, 2013 on Fightin For Philly:
The first 10 picks in the draft are protected. That means no matter which free agent a team signs they will not have to relinquish their pick. The Phillies, with a little bit of luck, managed to land the 7th overall pick in the upcoming 2014 draft. This means that the Phils will be able to improve their team with free agents, while also adding an elite prospect to the mix. On top of that, this draft is regarded as one of the deepest in MLB history. This is the highest Phillies draft pick since 2001.
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