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  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

7/12/21 : Phillies 3rd Round Draft Pick

The Phillies selected Jordan Viars, a 17 year old outfielder from Ricky Reed HS in Frisco, TX in the third round of the draft today. He hits and throws left handed.

Here’s his Baseball America scouting profile.

Ricky Reed HS, Frisco, Texas

Source: HS • Ht: 6-4 • Wt: 215 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Arkansas

One of the younger players in the draft class (he’ll turn 18 a week after the draft), Viars is an already filled-out (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) lefthanded hitter who has the plus power potential that teams look for in a corner infielder. A team could see if he can stick in a corner outfield spot, but he’s likely to slow further as he matures. Viars hits from a crouched stance, generating power with leverage. He’s an Arkansas signee who finished his senior season with a flourish.

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