Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Andrew Pullin Drafted by the Phillies

Congratulations to switch pitcher Andrew Pullin, from Centralia High School, who was picked by the Phillies in the fifth round of the 2012 MLB draft. (signed for $203,900)

Andrew Pullin played for the NW Timberjacks. See his bio, pitching and hitting videos.

Andrew Pullin (Threshers)

Centralia’s Andrew Pullin drafted by Phillies - The Olympian June 05, 2012

The Phillies drafted Centralia High School outfielder Andrew Pullin with the final pick of the fifth round – 188th overall – on Tuesday. He was the second South Sound player selected by Philadelphia in the first two days of big league baseball’s draft of amateur free agent players, which concludes today.

Drafted players have until July 13 to decide whether to sign, but Pullin made his decision quickly. He took the Phillies’ offer and will forgo a college career at the University of Oregon. He likely will be assigned to the Gulf Coast League Phillies, the organization’s rookie league affiliate.
Pullin said the organization is interested in moving him to second base.

Grading Each of Philadelphia Phillies' Top 25 Picks
by Greg Pinto on June 8, 2012, Bleacher Report
Round 5 (188) OF Andrew Pullin

Though the Phillies drafted Pullin as an outfielder, the organization has already made it clear to him that they intend to play him at second base, and that's perfectly fine for him.
Pullin's greatest tool is his speed, but he also makes good contact and has the frame to develop solid power.
I've also read that he was a "switch-pitcher" in high school, but I think those days are gone.
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Pullin gives foes the old left-right

Centralia: Switch-hitting Andrew Pullin the rare athlete who also switch-pitches

The Olympian, GRANT CLARK; Contributing writer • Published March 23, 2012
There are versatile athletes, and then there is Centralia High’s Andrew Pullin – high school baseball’s version of a Swiss Army knife.

The Centralia senior is a terror at the plate, in the field and on the mound – the latter of which he does ambidextrously, an ability few can exercise.
“It was during Little League in fifth grade,” Pullin, a four-year starter for the Tigers, said about the time he discovered his rare trait. “I throw right, but I’ve always hit left so I started messing around with it and felt really comfortable throwing left, so I just kept trying to improve on it.”

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