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MLB Draft - Day Three - Phillies 13th round selection

The Pick is in : Cade Fergus - OF - George Washington University - 21 years old

The Scoop : college profile page

“Cade Fergus was an intriguing player for scouts to watch this summer as he is a toolsy player with high upside. Fergus is a twitchy athlete with a strong, wirey athletic frame. He has good balance and coordination. He’s an athletic defender in center field with some rawness to his skills but is athletic enough to fill above average projection and above average arm strength. He’s an above average runner with a good swing and quick, whippy hands through the zone.” - Mack’s Mets

“2022: Named to A-10 All Conference First Team ... Appeared in all 52 games, starting all 52 in center field ... slashed .315/.405/.601 ... lead GW and finished in the top-10 in the A-10 in home runs with 13 ... Compiled 55 runs scored, 37 RBI, 20 doubles, one triple, and 15 BB ... Ended the year ranked ninth in the A-10 runs (55) and fourth in doubles (20) ... recorded a pair of multi-homer games against Dayton (April 9) and Rhode Island (April 30) ... Put together a career-high 14 game hit streak between March 13 and April 3. 

2021: Started all 44 games in center field, hitting .299/.437/.422 ... Collected 10 doubles, a triple, two homers, 39 runs, 25 RBI and eight stolen bases ... Recorded a team-high 24-game on-base streak, 12 multi-hit games, and four multi-RBI games ... Led the team in walks, HBP and runs in addition to ranking among team leaders in steals (2nd), doubles (3rd), average (4th), hits (4th), total bases (4th), RBI (5th) and slugging (5th) ... Launched his first homer of the season, a solo shot, vs. Saint Joseph's (March 13) ... Accounted for five RBIs, including a grand slam, in a two-hit day vs. Delaware State (March 27) ... Went 3-for-4 with two driven in vs. Saint Louis (May 2).

2020: Appeared in 15 games, starting 14 ... Hit .192 with three doubles, a homer, nine runs scored, two RBI and three stolen bases ... Blasted a solo homer in the series opener against Marist (Feb. 21) ... Collected a pair of hits and scored two runs against UMBC (Feb. 25). 

2019: Appeared in 54 games in his freshman campaign, starting 53, all in center field ... Hit .256 with 16 doubles, four triples, three home runs, 59 runs, 29 RBI and 14 steals ... Ranked among team leaders in stolen bases (1st), runs (t-1st), triples (t-1st), doubles (3rd), walks (3rd), total bases (4th) hits (t-4th), home runs (t-4th), RBI (5th) and slugging (5th) ... Recorded a 13-game hitting streak from Feb. 22 - March 16, during which he hit 25-for-59 (.424) with five doubles, two triples, a homer, 20 runs and 15 RBI ... Had a four-hit day in the series finale against Manhattan (March 3), finishing a homer shy of the cycle ... Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (March 4), going 10-for-19 (.526) with a double, triple, seven runs scored and four RBI in four games ... Repeated as Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (March 11) following the UMass Lowell series in which he was 5-for-12 (.417) with four runs, two RBI and three steals ... Drove in four as part of a three-hit day with three runs scored against Towson (March 12) ... Smacked two doubles and a homer in the series opener at George Mason (April 6), scoring three times and plating two ... Registered his second four-hit day of the campaign at Georgetown (April 24) with two doubles, three runs scored and two RBI ... Recognized on the Fall 2019 GW Athletics Academics Dean's List.

High School/Club: Batted .410 with three doubles, one home run and 12 RBI during junior season at St. Thomas Aquinas under head coach Troy Cameron … competed for club teams Broward Baseball Academy (2015-17) and Florida Pokers (2017).”

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