Temple's Hockenberry goes to Phils in Round 9

The Phillies continued to stock up on pitchers in the First-Year Player Draft, selecting Temple University's Matt Hockenberry with the 262nd overall pick in the ninth round.

The 6-foot-3 right-hander has five pitches in his repertoire, with a four-seam fastball being his most effective. He also employs a cutter, curveball and changeup.

Hockenberry threw 93 1/3 innings as a senior, posting a 5-6 record with a 3.18 ERA and 71/23 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Hockenberry has been especially stellar of late. The 22-year-old posted a 1-2 record with a 1.86 ERA in four games in May. Against No. 5 Louisville, he struck out 10 while walking three and allowing two runs in a complete game.

In six innings against No. 16 Houston, he led the Owls to an upset victory with zero earned runs, four strikeouts and only three hits allowed. In the senior's final collegiate performance, he threw a complete game against No. 16 Houston in the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

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.