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Prospect Profile: Andy Barb

Prospect Profile: Andy Barb

The Phillies knew they wanted Andy Barb in their organization, but they weren't sure why. Whether they would use him as a catching prospect or a pitching prospect was completely up in the air, but the decision was made to move him to the mound. When Barb finally signed with the Phillies almost a year after the draft, his professional career got underway and the Phillies believe that they may have a good young pitcher coming along.

There were a lot of question marks surrounding Andy Barb. The Phillies knew he would be a tough sign, so they waited until the 40th round of the 2003 Draft to take Barb. Then, they had to sit back and watch as he attended Everett (WA) Community College and finally signed on the dotted line in May of 2004. By then, the Phillies saw that Barb's future was on the mound and scrapped all plans of...

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