In the 10th round of the First-Year Player Draft, the Phillies grabbed only their fourth position player in the first two days.
Philadelphia selected outfielder Matt Shortall with the 292nd pick. In his junior and senior seasons at Texas-Arlington, the 23-year-old posted .367 and .344 batting averages, respectively.
A pure hitter, Shortall leaves UTA as the program's single-season leader in doubles after hitting 26 this season. In 2014, the right-handed hitter was named a Louisville Slugger preseason third-team All-American and is in the top 10 in the nation in doubles and total bases. His 88 hits rank 16th and his 57 RBIs rank 23rd.
The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.
Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.