12th Round, 374th Overall: Philip Walby, RHP, San Diego State, Bats: Left, Throws: Right, 6-foot-3, 215-pounds, Year: JR
MLB.com’s report: Walby is a strong, durable right-handed power-type pitcher with an aggressive approach. He airs it out with his deceptive delivery and arm slot to make his fastball — which typically sits between 89-93 mph — seem a lot faster. The heater is live, and it tails with some late sink. He also has an offspeed pitch that is somewhere between a curve and a slider and an infrequent changeup. Being a one-pitch guy, the development of his secondary stuff will most certainly be necessary for him to make it to the next level.
MY TAKE: He was previously drafted by the Orioles in the 50th round of the 2010 draft. He had a 3.82 ERA with 57 strikeouts and 51 walks in 94.1 innings this year. Would like to see him improve that control. He’s a big reliever who sounds like a bit of a project.