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Buchholz Progresses Quickly On His Trip To Philly

Buchholz Progresses Quickly On His Trip To Philly

It's possible that the Phillies were the only team with any shot at signing young Taylor Buchholz in 2000. Growing up as a Phillies fan meant that signing with Philly would move him a step closer to a childhood dream. Now, every start moves him even closer to that dream and an arrival in Philadelphia.

For a sixth round draft pick, Taylor Buchholz rise toward the majors has been pretty swift. After a high school career at Springfield High School in Delaware County, Buchholz, now 21, sat and waited for his name to be called in the 2000 draft. Where Buchholz would go was certainly not an exact science. A few scouts projected that he could go somewhere in the low third or high fourth rounds, and...

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