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Dallas Green and Larry Shenk will be in New York for the first three rounds of the MLB Draft, but they can have an extra cup of coffee through the first round, because there's nothing for them to do. So, what can the Phillies expect from the draft without a first round pick? And, what type of player can they expect to get when they make their first pick of the night, with the 75th overall pick?

With last December's signing of Raul Ibanez, the Phillies essentially made their first round pick in today's draft. That signing forced them to provide compensation to Seattle in the form of the Phillies first round pick (the 27th overall pick). The Phillies weren't able to net any compensation for the loss of Pat Burrell, so they now wait until the second round (the 75th overall pick) to make... Recommended Stories

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