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The top of the Phillies system is headlined by Andrew Painter, who has uncommon poise for a pitcher of his age and experience and a smooth, repeatable delivery with excellent extension. Painter remains atop Philadelphia’s system even despite undergoing Tommy John surgery in late July.
Today, we’re unveiling the 10 best prospects in the Phillies system entering 2024. Josh Norris is hosting a chat at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the state of Philadelphia’s farm system.
See the 10 best prospects in Philadelphia’s system, including brand new scouting reports for every player.
Below, you can also find a projected lineup in 2027 and the prospects with the best scouting tools in the system.
Projected 2027 Lineup
Catcher: JT Realmuto (36)
First Base: Bryce Harper (34)
Second Base: Bryson Stott (29)
Third Base: Aidan Miller (23)
Shortstop: Trea Turner (34)
Left Field: Justin Crawford (23)
Center Field: Johan Rojas (26)
Right Field: Gabriel Rincones Jr. (26)
Designated Hitter: Darick Hall (31)
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: Justin Crawford
Best Power Hitter: Carlos De La Cruz
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: William Bergolla Jr.
Fastest Baserunner: Emaarion Boyd
Best Athlete: Justin Crawford
Best Fastball: Andrew Painter
Best Curveball: Mick Abel
Best Slider: Orion Kerkering
Best Changeup: Wen Hui Pan
Best Control: Sam Aldegheri
Best Defensive Catcher: Jordan Dissin
Best Defensive Infielder: Bryan Rincon
Best Infield Arm: Bryan Rincon
Best Defensive Outfielder: Justin Crawford
Best Outfield Arm: Cade Fergus