Phillies sign Bonner and PSU grad Jim Haley to a minor league contract
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed Bonner-Prendergast High School graduate and PSU alumni Jim Haley to a minor league contract.
Haley was drafted in the 19th round of the 2016 MLB draft. The 27-year old played three years of college ball at Penn State and has spent his entire professional career in the Tampa Bay Rays minor league system.
In 2022, he played with the Triple-A Durham Bulls, batting .231 with 18 home runs and 47 RBIs in 112 games and decided to test the free agent market this offseason. He played all four infield positions and left field for the Bulls in 2022.
More on Haley from the Daily Times:
Drafted as a shortstop after three stellar years at Penn State, Haley has played all over the infield in the minors. Only 29 of his games have come at short. Last year, he made 71 starts at first base and 23 at third base after playing more third in 2021. He’s played 240 games at third, 182 at first and 41 in the outfield, primarily left field.
Haley is the 2013 Daily Times Baseball Player of the Year. He is a four-time All-Delco – two in baseball as a shortstop, two in football as a quarterback/defensive back, part of a generation at Bonner & Prendergast that straddled the threatened closure and subsequent merger of schools.