7/12/21 : Phillies 10th Round Draft Pick
Updated: Jul 13, 2021
The Phillies selected Logan Cerny, a 21 year old Outfielder from Troy University in the 10th round of the draft today. He hits and throws right handed.
Here’s his Baseball America scouting profile.
Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 185 | B-T: R-R
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
Age At Draft: 21.8
Cerny played for Georgia powerhouse Parkview High in Lilburn, Ga., and helped the program reach a 100-14 record during his time there. After going undrafted, Cerny made his way to Troy, where he struggled to find a rhythm offensively over his first two seasons but had a bit of a breakout this spring, hitting .332/.424/.694 with a career-high 15 homers and 12 stolen bases in 15 tries (80%). Cerny has outstanding raw tools, with plenty of athleticism, above-average raw power and legitimate 70-grade running ability. He’s relatively new to the outfield after catching for the most part in high school, but scouts believe he can be a plus defender there thanks to his athleticism and speed. The biggest question with Cerny is how much he’ll hit. There’s a significant amount of swing and miss in his game. He struck out in 29% of his plate appearances this spring and for his career in the Sun Belt Conference has whiffed 27% of the time. While he didn’t face the best pitching, there’s some evidence that he can handle velocity, as he hit over .400 against a small sample of 93-plus mph pitching this spring, according to Synergy, but he does expand the zone fairly regularly. His swing can get lengthy, and he has a tendency to leak out to the pull side with his lower half, which leads to a pull-heavy approach at times. Listed at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, Cerny still has some room for more strength and physical projection. He’s an intriguing upside play with exciting tools and a strong defensive profile.