First-Year Player Draft

Pinstriped Profile: Phillip Diehl

Height: 6 – 2

Weight: 180

Bats: L

Throws: L

Age: 21 (7/16/94)

The New York Yankees selected Phillip Diehl in the 27th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He is currently a red-shirt junior at Louisiana Tech.

The Cincinnati, Ohio native returned from injury in 2016 and pitched to a 5-5 record and 4.39 ERA in 55.1 innings pitched for the Bulldogs. He recorded 90 strikeouts over 16 appearances (14 starts). The southpaw has been said to have a good slider with an average fastball that sits between 88-91 miles per hour.



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