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Zachary David Phillips

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Zach Phillips was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 23rd round of the 2004 amateur draft as a draft-and-follow pick. After a year of junior college, he was signed by scout Tim Fortugno and made his pro debut in 2005.

Phillips began his professional career in 2005, playing for the AZL Rangers (14 games) and Clinton Lumber Kings (two games), going a combined 1-3 with a 4.14 ERA in 16 games (11 starts). In 54 1/3 innings, he struck out 77 batters. He spent all of 2006 with the Lumber Kings, going 5-12 with a 5.96 ERA in 28 starts. The following year, he played for the Clinton again and went 11-7 with a 2.91 ERA in 27 starts, striking out 157 batters in 151 2/3 innings of work. In 2008, he went 8-9 with a 5.54 ERA in 28 starts for the Bakersfield Blaze.

For the 2009 season, Phillips converted to relief pitching and went a combined 2-3 with a 1.39 ERA in 36 combined games for the Blaze (16 games) and Frisco RoughRiders (20 games). He began the 2010 season with the RoughRiders but was later promoted to the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

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