Hewitt Letting It All Sink In

Anthony Hewitt, selected 24th overall by the Phillies, hasn’t moved from his seat quite yet.

"I’m sitting here in the same spot with the same face," the young shortstop said. "Wow. All I have to say is, what now?"

Hewitt said the Phillies talked to him yesterday, saying they were hoping they would be talking again, but hinting that they thought another team might snatch him up first. They called him back today with the good news, and the shortstop from Salisbury (Conn.) High is excited.

"It’s a great feeling," he said. "All that hard work has paid off. I was kind of hoping I’d end up with Philadelphia. They have a good farm system and develop their players."