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Phillies seek relief with pick of Martin

MLB.com

It's unusual for Major League teams to draft pitchers who were relievers in high school or college, but the Phillies saw something they liked in Shane Martin and took him with pick No. 271.

Martin, a senior, went 11-2 out of the bullpen with a 2.85 ERA. He was a 2013 second team Division II All-Central Region selection by the National College Baseball Writers Association.

It's unusual for Major League teams to draft pitchers who were relievers in high school or college, but the Phillies saw something they liked in Shane Martin and took him with pick No. 271.

Martin, a senior, went 11-2 out of the bullpen with a 2.85 ERA. He was a 2013 second team Division II All-Central Region selection by the National College Baseball Writers Association.

His favorite player is Giants right-hander Matt Cain.

Paul Hagen is a reporter or MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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