Kelly Dugan Rumors

Phillies Sign Top Draft Pick

According to Todd Zolecki of, the Phillies have reached a deal with second-round draft pick Kelly Dugan.

Dugan, a switch-hitting high school outfielder from California, was actually the club's first overall selection. Phillies assistant general manager Benny Looper had some nice compliments for the kid on Saturday evening:

"I think several things impressed me," said Looper.  "A lot of it isn't what I saw, but what I know about his character.  His personality.  His work ethic.  What we were able to see was the athleticism and the tools.  The run tool.  The throw tool.  He's a switch-hitter.  He's got a good looking swing."  

Dugan is expected to report to rookie ball later this month.