Phillies squeal on draft prospect to NCAA

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The Philadelphia Phillies reported unsigned draft prospect Ben Wetzler to the NCAA for using an agent to negotiate with professional teams, reports CBS Sports.

The use of agents–commonly referred to as advisors–is strictly prohibited by the NCAA but many still do in what is one of the worst kept secrets in baseball.

But the Phillies have broken ranks with other MLB teams by reporting Ben Wetzler for his use of an agent.

It may be sour grapes from the Phillies after Wetzler declined to sign for the team as their fifth round pick last summer, instead returning to Oregon State for his senior year.

They reportedly also tried to turn in Jason Monda, an outfielder/first baseman, who turned down the chance to join them as their sixth pick, instead returning to school as well.

Wetzler has now been suspended indefinitely by the NCAA so he will be unable to lift his stock ahead of this year's draft.

However, the NCCAA has yet to rule on the case, which has been pending since November.

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