Phillies select RHP Aaron Nola with No. 7 pick

Phillies select RHP Aaron Nola with No. 7 pick
June 5, 2014, 8:00 pm

The Phillies drafted Aaron Nola with the seventh overall pick in the MLB draft. (USA Today Images)

The Phillies selected right-hander Aaron Nola out of LSU with the seventh overall pick in Thursday's MLB draft.

Nola (6-1, 195) just completed his junior season with an 11-1 record in 16 starts and a 1.47 ERA. He also had 134 strikeouts compared to just 27 walks on his way to finishing as a Golden Spikes finalist, given annually to college baseball's top player.

The righty finished his career at LSU with a 30-6 record and a 2.09 ERA. Nola was also named SEC Pitcher of the Year in 2013 and 2014.

Nola, a 21-year-old Baton Rouge native, was drafted out of high school by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 22nd round of the 2011 draft before opting to attend LSU.

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