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Top Prospect #44: Patrick Overholt

Top Prospect #44: Patrick Overholt

Some looked at Patrick Overholt as damaged goods. The Phillies looked at him as a potential sleeper and someone who they could take on with their 22nd pick in the 2005 Draft. After all, grabbing a player in the 22nd round doesn't exactly constitute a big gamble.

Patrick Overholt came into Santa Clara University and assumed the role as the team's closer in his freshman season. Not only did he take over the job, he did very well at it and was considered to be one of the better closers in the country. Then, came the bad news. Overholt developed a sore elbow and wound up needing Tommy John surgery. After a freshman season when he saved 10 games and...

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