Phils tab tall prep righty McWilliams in Round 8

Phils tab tall prep righty McWilliams in Round 8

The Phillies selected their first pick out of high school in the eighth round of the First-Year Player Draft.

Sam McWilliams, the 232nd overall pick by Philly, is listed at 6-foot-7 and 190 pounds. The right-hander pitches downhill and his electric fastball sits in the mid 90s.

McWilliams went went 6-2 with a 1.30 ERA with Beech High School in Tennessee and has signed with Tennessee Tech.

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.