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Top Prospect #10: Keith Bucktrot

Top Prospect #10: Keith Bucktrot

Luckily for Keith Bucktrot and the Phillies, the injury that the young right-hander suffered last season wasn't serious. He was just one of many Reading pitchers hit by the injury bug, but wasn't hit hard. Eastern League hitters did hit him pretty hard, but that will likely be just a small footnote when all is said and done on Keith Bucktrot's minor league career.

Coming into the 2000 Draft, the Phillies had set their sights on Chase Utley as their first round pick. After that, there was a lot of finger crossing. The guy they wanted next was Keith Bucktrot, but with the Phillies second round pick going to Cleveland, many scenarios didn't have Bucktrot lasting until the Phillies next picked in round three. Luck was on their side and it didn't take them long... Recommended Stories

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