SEE ALSO: Midseason Top 10 Prospects
|Phillies Midseason Top 10|
|1. Mickey Moniak, OF|
|2. Sixto Sanchez, RHP|
|3. Scott Kingery, 2B|
|4. Rhys Hoskins, 1B|
|5. Jorge Alfaro, C|
|6. J.P. Crawford, SS|
|7. Adam Haseley, OF|
|8. Nick Williams, OF|
|9. Adonis Medina, RHP|
|10. Franklyn Kilome, RHP|
The Phillies didn't look like a contender coming into the 2017 season, but ideally, the team would have shown promising signs of development at the major league level with an indication that the 2018 team could reach the postseason.
Instead, the Phillies are the worst team in baseball.
The good news for the Phillies, aside from another strong layer of talent they should be able to add to the farm system next year in the draft with possibly another No. 1 overall pick, is that most of their top position prospects are close to the majors. Shortstop J.P. Crawford, second baseman Scott Kingery and first baseman Rhys Hoskins are all in Triple-A and could be core pieces of Philadelphia's next playoff team, while outfielder Nick Williams has performed well in the big leagues a small sample.
The best arms are further away, though the Phillies have the resources to bolster their rotation through free agency over the next few years and support righthander Aaron Nola, one of the few positive development stories on the 2017 major league club.
For the remainder of the season, the best thing for the Phillies would be to have young players like Williams and Hoskins come up to Philadelphia and continue their development at the major league level, though one of the best things the Phillies can do at this point is to continue losing to put themselves in better position to add talent in the 2018 draft.