Philadelphia Phillies Top 10
By J.J. Cooper
A busy offseason did not bring a big payoff for the Phillies. Philadelphia spent big financially to acquire Bryce Harper and Andrew McCutchen and paid a big price in prospects to acquire catcher J.T .Realmuto. An injury ended McCutchen’s season early, but the Phillies big additions generally lived up to expectations. Realmuto and Harper were fixtures in the Philly lineup and Realmuto was the best defensive catcher in the National League as well.
But that couldn’t make up for a disappointing starting rotation and an injury-ravaged bullpen that couldn’t match up with the Braves or Nationals. Philadelphia’s 81-81 record is a sign that this team needs further help going into 2020 to compete with the top two teams in the division.
That help is likely going to need to come from external sources or from some creative trades. While Spencer Howard and Alec Bohm aren’t too far from Citizens Bank Park, the farm system overall is the thinnest it’s been in half a decade thanks to graduations, trades and some prospects struggles.
Here's how we project their lineup in 2023, with their 2023 age in parentheses.
Catcher: J.T. Realmuto (32)
First Base: Rhys Hoskins (30)
Second Base: Jean Segura (33)
Third Base: Alec Bohm (26)
Shortstop: Bryson Stott (25)
Left Field: Adam Haseley (27)
Center Field: Scott Kingery (29)
Right Field: Bryce Harper (30)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Philadelphia's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Alec Bohm
Best Power Hitter: Jhailyn Ortiz
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Alec Bohm
Fastest Baserunner: Corbin Williams
Best Athlete: Corbin Williams
Best Fastball: Spencer Howard
Best Curveball: Zach Warren
Best Slider: Francisco Morales
Best Changeup: Kyle Dohy
Best Control: Ethan Lindow
Best Defensive Catcher: Rafael Marchan
Best Defensive Infielder: Arquimedes Gamboa
Best Infield Arm: Jonathan Guzman
Best Defensive Outfielder: Simon Muzziotti
Best Outfield Arm: Jhailyn Ortiz
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