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Jaramillo Wrapping Up A Solid Season

Jaramillo Wrapping Up A Solid Season

In the 2004 First Year Player Draft, the Philadelphia Phillies were heavily focused on drafting catchers due to the lack of depth at the position. Of the first ten round draft picks, three catchers were selected. Jason Jaramillo was the most touted and could be the Phillies catcher of the future.

The highest drafted catcher that the Phillies selected in the 2004 Draft came during the second round when they selected Jason Jaramillo with the 62nd overall pick. The Phillies quickly got the Oklahoma State product signed with a healthy $585,000 signing bonus. The Phillies had originally drafted Jaramillo in the 2001 Draft in the 39th round, but he decided to go on to play baseball in college...

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