2018 Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects

Phillies Top 10 Prospects
1. J.P. Crawford, SS
2. Sixto Sanchez, RHP
3. Scott Kingery, 2B
4. Adonis Medina, RHP
5. Adam Haseley, OF
6. Jojo Romero, LHP
7. Jhailyn Ortiz, OF
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Mickey Moniak, OF
10. Franklyn Kilome, RHP

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We kick off division-by-division Top 10 Prospects rankings this year with the National League East. For each organization, we identify the 10 prospects with the highest ceilings, with consideration given to the likelihood of reaching those ceilings.

To qualify as a prospect, a position player cannot exceed 130 big league at-bats, while a pitcher cannot exceed 50 innings or 30 relief appearances. These thresholds mirror major league rookie qualifications, albeit without regard for major league service time.

Notable Graduations: 1B Rhys Hoskins (6) starred, while OF Nick Williams (4), C Andrew Knapp (14) and RHPs Nick Pivetta and Ben Lively (18) showed flashes.

Trending: ◀️▶️ Still rich with position depth.

 

SYSTEM OVERVIEW

Strengths: The Phillies have one of the deepest farm systems in baseball thanks to a strong international program, trades and high draft picks. Even with Rhys Hoskins and Nick Williams graduating, the club has more upper-level bats ready to help with J.P. Crawford and Scott Kingery. The Latin American pitching pipeline continues to be a strength, led by Sixto Sanchez, with arms like Seranthony Dominguez, Ranger Suarez and Francisco Morales continuing to pop up.

Weaknesses:  The Phillies don't have a glaring weakness on the farm because the system is well balanced. While they have starting pitching prospects in the system, nobody will likely help them in 2018 beyond back-end starters like Drew Anderson or Tom Eshelman.

 

BEST TOOLS

🔸Best Hitter for AverageScott Kingery.
🔸Best Power HitterDylan Cozens.
🔸Best Strike-Zone DisciplineJ.P. Crawford.
🔸Fastest BaserunnerRoman Quinn.
🔸Best AthleteRoman Quinn.
🔸Best FastballSixto Sanchez.
🔸Best CurveballFranklyn Kilome.
🔸Best SliderEdgar Garcia.
🔸Best ChangeupJose Taveras.
🔸Best Control: Tom Eshelman.
🔸Best Defensive CatcherEdgar Cabral.
🔸Best Defensive INFJ.P. Crawford.
🔸Best INF ArmJ.P. Crawford.
🔸Best Defensive OFRoman Quinn.
🔸Best OF ArmJose Pujols.

 

PROJECTED 2021 LINEUP

(Listed with 2021 season age)

🔸C Jorge Alfaro (28)
🔸1B Rhys Hoskins (28)
🔸2B Scott Kingery (27)
🔸3B Maikel Franco (28)
🔸SS J.P. Crawford (26)
🔸LF Nick Williams (27)
🔸CF Odubel Herrera (29)
🔸RF Adam Haseley (25)
🔸SP Sixto Sanchez (22)
🔸SP Aaron Nola (28)
🔸SP Adonis Medina (24)
🔸SP Franklyn Kilome (26)
🔸SP Ranger Suarez (25)
🔸CL Seranthony Dominguez (26)

 

TOP PROSPECTS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

🔸2008:: RHP Carlos Carrasco (Indians) | WAR: 16.3
🔸2009:: OF Domonic Brown (Rockies) | WAR: -0.7
🔸2010:: OF Domonic Brown (Rockies) | WAR: **
🔸2011:: OF Domonic Brown (Rockies)| WAR: **
🔸2012:: RHP Trevor May (Twins) | WAR: 0.2
🔸2013: LHP Jesse Biddle (Braves) | WAR: N/A
🔸2014: 3B Maikel Franco (Phillies) | WAR: 2.3
🔸2015: SS J.P. Crawford (Phillies) | Top 10
🔸2016: SS J.P. Crawford (Phillies) | **
🔸2017: SS J.P. Crawford (Phillies)| **

 

TOP DRAFT PICKS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

🔸2008:: SS Anthony Hewitt (DNP) | WAR: N/A
🔸2009:: OF Kelly Dugan (Diamondbacks) | WAR: N/A
🔸2010:: LHP Jesse Biddle (Braves) | WAR: N/A
🔸2011:: OF Larry Greene (Retired) | WAR: N/A
🔸2012:: RHP Shane Watson (Phillies) | WAR: N/A
🔸2013: SS J.P. Crawford (Phillies) | Top 10
🔸2014: RHP Aaron Nola (Phillies) | WAR: 5.9
🔸2015: SS Cornelius Randolph (Phillies) | WAR: N/A
🔸2016: OF Mickey Moniak (Phillies) | Top 10
🔸2017: OF Adam Haseley (Phillies) | Top 10


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