Philadelphia Phillies: Player Origins
Here are the player development origins of the 2009 National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies.
Antonio Bastardo, LHP: Signed by the Phillies as a free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2005.
Cole Hamels, LHP: Drafted by the Phillies in the first round in 2002, out of high school in San Diego, California.
J.A. Happ, LHP: Drafted by the Phillies in the third round in 2004, from Northwestern University.
Cliff Lee, LHP: Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the fourth round in 2000, from the University of Arkansas. Acquired in a trade with the Indians this summer.
Ryan Madson, RHP: Drafted by the Phillies in the ninth round in 1998, out of high school in Moreno Valley, California.
Chan Ho Park, RHP: Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a free agent from South Korea in 1994. The Phillies signed him as a free agent.
Eric Bruntlett, INF: Drafted by the Houston Astros in the ninth round in 2000, out of Stanford University. The Phillies got him in a trade with Houston in 2007.
Miguel Cairo, INF: Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a free agent out of Venezuela in 1990. Signed by the Phillies as a free agent in 2009.
Ryan Howard, 1B: Drafted by the Phillies in the fifth round in 2001, from Southwest Missouri State University (now known as Missouri State University).
Raul Ibanez, OF: Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 36th round in 1992, from Miami-Dade Community College-South. The Phillies signed him as a free agent last winter.
Jimmy Rollins, SS: Drafted by the Phillies in the second round in 1996, out of high school in Alameda, California.
Carlos Ruiz, C: Signed by the Phillies as a free agent in 1998, out of Panama.
Chase Utley, 2B: Drafted by the Phillies in the first round in 2000, out of UCLA.
Shane Victorino, OF: Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth round in 1999, out of high school in Wailuku, Hawaii.. Selected in the 2005 Rule 5 draft.
Via Trades/Waivers: Blanton, Eyre, Lee, Lidge, Bruntlett,. Dobbs, Francisco, Stairs.
Phillies Farm System Products: Bastardo, Hamels, Happ, Madson, Howard, Rollins, Ruiz, Utley.
Free Agents: Durbin, Martinez, Park, Bako, Cairo, Feliz, Ibanez, Werth.
Rule 5: Victorino.
Drafted from North American high schools: Durbin (3rd), Hamels (1st), Madson (9th), Rollins (2nd), Victorino (9th), Werth (1st).
Drafted from junior colleges: Eyre (9th), Ibanez (36th)
Drafted from four-year colleges: Blanton (1st); Happ (3rd), Lee (4th), Lidge (1st), Bako (5th), Bruntlett (9th), Francisco (5th), Howard (5th), Utley (1st)
Undrafted free agents from North America: Dobbs, Stairs
Latin Free Agents: Bastardo, Martinez, Cairo, Feliz, Ruiz
Asian Free Agents: Park
As you can see, the Phillies built their team through a variety of sources. Once the American League winner is determined, we'll analyze their roster and compare the two.