Phillies Agree to Terms With Dugan

That didn’t take long.

The Phillies have reached an agreement with second-round draft pick Kelly Dugan, a switch-hitting centerfielder from California.

Dugan, who is 6-foot-3, is from Sherman Oaks, Calif. The Phillies like Dugan because he shows power from both sides of the plate and because he has great makeup. He hit .379 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs as a senior at Notre Dame High School. He hit .438 with four homers and 28 RBIs as a junior.

“The makeup is a separator,” Phillies scouting director Marti Wolever said. “This young man’s got tremendous makeup, and we’ve found over the years [that] guys with great makeup really achieve what they’re supposed to achieve, and we think he will do that.”


The June 17 game against the Blue Jays has been selected for ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball. The game will air on ESPN and ESPN HD at 7:05 p.m. The game will be blacked out locally and will air on Comcast SportsNet.

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I’m still surprised that this kid was going to school six blocks from where I live. Maybe I should take advantage of living in So-Cal and check out the local talent. I’m glad they could reach an agreement so fast. Perception about the Phillies is changing around the country. It wasn’t long ago that a draft pick of the Phils would have optioned to go to college instead of play in Philly..


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