June 7, 2013
SECAUCUS, N.J. - The Philadelphia Phillies selected Washington State's Jason Monda in the sixth round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Friday.
Monda was selected as an outfielder by the NL East club. A junior from Olympia, Wash., Monda also spent time at first base, designated hitter and pitcher in the 2013 for the Cougars. He was the 181st player selected overall.
The left-hander hitting Monda batted .294 with a seven home runs and 40 RBI. His dingers tied Yale Rosen for the team lead and his RBI were tops on the Cougars.
Monda is the eighth Cougar to be selected by the Phillies all-time joining outfielder Joe Urbon (17th round, 1989), right-handed pitcher Jason Valley (27th, 1994), right-handed pitcher Kyle Kawabata (30th, 1995), left-handed pitcher Todd Meldahl (15th, 2000), outfielder Jay Miller (17th, 2006), first baseman Jim Murphy (17th, 2008) and left-handed pitcher Matt Way (fifth, 2009) Murphy is currently playing in the Eastern League (AA) for the Phillies' affiliate, the Reading Fightin Phils. Way is pitching in independent league baseball.