The Philadelphia Phillies selected Mick Abel with the 15th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, making him the second New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series alum to be taken in the top 15, marking the first time that’s happened in FSS history.
Abel has a long history with Program 15, having first pitched in the 2017 national tournament for 503 Baseball, and then earning an invite to the inaugural International Week event in Sugar Land, Texas, where he was the youngest player on the National Team roster. He came into his own the following year at Camelback Ranch with a strong outing, but opened eyes with his character at this year’s event; Abel was sick and unable to pitch, but still flew himself out to finish what he started with the FSS and get the full experience at Fenway Park.
QUICK SCOUTING REPORT FROM CEO JEREMY BOOTH:
We said it 3 years ago, Mick is a frontline starter with winning culture running through his veins. He’s born to lead a rotation and a fast rising type of high school arm. He’s got big leaguer written all over him and is already a professional in approach and process.