With the 15th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Phillies selected the local Jesuit High School pitcher, Mick Abel.
Congratulations to Jesuit’s Mick Abel for being selected in the first round of the MLB draft at # 15 pick by the Philadelphia Phillies! pic.twitter.com/AE9Rr3mecR
— Jesuit Crusaders (@TheSaderNation) June 11, 2020
Abel made history as the first Oregon high school player selected in the first round since 1994 (Kansas City Royals selected Matt Smith from Grants Pass High School). He was the first high school pitcher taken in this year’s draft, and only the seventh high school player out of Oregon to be selected in the first round overall.
In 2020, Mick Abel was named the Oregon Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year. He finished his high school career with a 18-3 record, a 1.98 ERA, and 213 strikeouts in 150.2 innings (1.4 strikeouts per inning).
Abel is committed to the Oregon State Beavers, but since being selected in the first round, it would seem unlikely that he will attend college at this point.
An overlay of Phillies 1st round draft pick (15th) Mick Abel’s 87 mph Slider and 94 mph Sinker. pic.twitter.com/iIZj000oUO
— Barstool Philly (@BarstoolPhiIIy) June 11, 2020