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Dane Phillips
Name: Dane Landon Phillips
Born: Dec 18, 1990 in Nacogdoches, Texas USA
High School: Central Heights HS, Nacogdoches, Texas
College: Oklahoma City
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (70th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2012 (signed for $450,000)
Phillips earned all-Big 12 Conference honors as a sophomore at Oklahoma State in 2011, then led the Cape Cod League in RBIs (34) and finished second in the batting race (.349). Because he spent more time at DH than catcher for the Cowboys, though, he wanted to transfer to Arkansas, which had an opening behind the plate. The NCAA denied him a waiver to play immediately rather than sit out for a year, however, so he opted to play at NAIA power Oklahoma City instead. To no one's surprise, Phillips has continued to hit for the Stars and entered the NAIA postseason with .423/.514/.808 numbers. He's a 6-foot-1, 195-pounder with a quality lefthanded swing and an all-fields approach. He should have a least average power once he starts pulling more pitches. The question is where Phillips will play in pro ball. He has shared catching duties at Oklahoma City with senior Chad Carman, and his inexperience continues to show. Phillips has average arm strength but has a lot of work to do on his receiving, and he's not smooth or quick with his actions. The backup plan would be for Phillips to play on an outfield corner, and while his bat would work there it would diminish his value. He's a below-average runner and outfield defender.
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