By Annie Ross
The Phils signed 10 undrafted free agents yesterday, including:
Jake McKenna, LHP, Ocean City (N.J.) High School
McKenna (6-7, 230 pounds) had committed to St. Joseph’s, but he could not pass up an opportunity to play for the Phillies. He also got interest from the Brewers, Royals and Marlins.
“I love the Phillies,” he told NJ.com. “My family has had season tickets forever, and we try to go to every game we can. They knew I had a lot of interest and was very signable. I expected a call [Sunday] morning. Of all the teams, I knew Philly was the best for me, and I ended up picking them.
“I’ve developed a great relationship with guys in the organization over the last couple of months, and it seems to be a good fit. My parents have been going to Clearwater since I was born. It seems perfect.”