Phillies draft 17-year-old outfielder with 84th pick
With back-to-back selections, the Phillies grab another outfielder, selecting Jordan Viars with the 84th pick. Viars is a 17-year-old from Prosper, Texas, and is currently committed to the University of Arkansas. The outfielder is ranked as the top outfielder in Texas, according to Perfect Game.
The 6’4 17-year-old is a left-handed hitter known for his arm strength and substantial offensive potential. It’s evident that the Phillies are trying to bolster their depth in the outfield that has continued to be an issue for them both in the minor league and majors.
This selection is the second of the day for Philadelphia, who drafted left fielder Ethan Wilson 49th overall earlier today. Last night the Phillies drafted pitcher Andrew Painter 13th overall from Calvary Christian HS in Florida. Philadelphia will have seven more selections before today is over, picking next at 114th.