In Round 6, Phils tab college lefty Leibrandt

In Round 6, Phils tab college lefty Leibrandt

The Phillies picked up another left-handed arm with their sixth selection of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

Brandon Leibrandt, Philadelphia's fifth pitcher selected through the first six rounds, has been hit by the injury bug in the last year. He suffered a broken right ankle during fall ball and then missed the final two months of the spring season due to a severe bone bruise on his left shin. Liebrandt was limited to six starts as a junior in 2014.

When Leibrandt has been on the mound, the 6-foot-4, 205-pounder has been a staple atop Florida State's rotation. In his 41 collegiate starts, Leibrandt accrued a 22-8 record and 2.89 ERA. In 227.0 innings pitched, he's posted a 190/68 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

According to's scouting report, "Leibrandt throws his fastball in the upper-80s and has the ability to add or subtract velocity as needed. His changeup can be a plus pitch and he isn't afraid to throw it in any count. His curveball can get slurvy, but still gives him a solid third pitch.

Brandon's father, Charlie Leibrandt, pitched for the Reds, Royals, Braves and Rangers from 1979-93.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on at 1 p.m. ET.

Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.