Report: Phillies plan to take Rays prospect with No. 1 pick in Rule 5 draft


J.J. Cooper of Baseball America, who’s one of the most plugged-in prospect writers around, has two sources telling him the Phillies plan to take Rays minor leaguer Tyler Goeddel with the No. 1 pick in the Rule 5 draft tomorrow.

Goeddel was the 44th overall pick in the 2011 draft out of a California high school, but the 22-year-old outfielder/third baseman has hit just .262 with 31 homers and a .739 OPS in 451 pro games.

He showed some promise this year at Double-A, hitting .279 with 12 homers, 28 steals, and a .783 OPS in 123 games while playing all three outfield spots defensively.