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  1. 1. Mick Abel | RHP
    Mick Abel
    Born: Aug 18, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'5" Wt.: 190
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Portland, Ore., 2020 (1st round).
    Signed By: Zach Friedman.
    Minors: 1-3 | 4.43 ERA | 66 SO | 27 BB | 45 IP

    Fastball: 60. Slider: 60. Changeup: 50. Curveball: 45. Control: 55
    TRACK RECORD: Abel jumped on scouts' radars when he struck out 2019 No. 5 overall pick Riley Greene as a junior, and he kept their attention leading up to his senior year. He entered 2020 considered arguably the top high school pitcher in the nation, but his season was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic before he could throw a pitch. The Phillies still made him the first prep pitcher selected when they drafted him 16th overall and signed him for $4.08 million to forgo an Oregon State commitment.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Abel has an athletic, projectable build at 6-foot-5, 190 pounds and a clean delivery. His four-seam fastball is a plus pitch that sat 90-94 mph in game action and began reaching 97-100 mph during summer workouts at a facility near his home. Abel complements his fastball with a plus 82-86 mph slider as well as an 81-85 mph changeup with tumble and late fade at its best. Abel ties his potent arsenal together with above-average control. He showed how advanced he was by striking out 12 of 15 batters he faced in an informal outing against minor leaguers in Oregon.

    THE FUTURE: Abel has a long way to go, but he has the ceiling of a top-of-the-rotation starter. He took part in instructional league and is set to make his pro debut in 2021.

  2. 2. Andrew Painter | RHP
    Andrew Painter
    Born: Apr 10, 2003
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'7" Wt.: 215
    Minors: 0-0 | 0.00 ERA | 12 SO | 0 BB | 6 IP

    Painter established himself as the top pitcher in the high school class last summer and entered the season as the sole unanimous selection on Baseball America's preseason All-America Team, as voted on by scouting directors. He was never the hardest thrower on the field, but it is difficult to find a pitcher in this year's class who checks as many boxes as Painter—which has led to comparisons to 2020 prep righthander Mick Abel. Painter is a 6-foot-6, 230-pound righty with a buttery smooth delivery and a tremendously loose, easy arm action that should give him above-average or plus command in the future. It's rare to put 60-grade control on a prep arm, but some scouts have even gone as far as putting 70 grades on his future control. In terms of stuff, Painter has a four-pitch mix that's above-average or better across the board. This spring, Painter has run his fastball up into the upper 90s at his peak, and he's held 94-95 mph deep into his outings, which is a solid tick up from the low 90s range he settled into last summer. His best secondary is a changeup in the low 80s that scouts put plus grades on, and he throws both a curveball and a slider. Painter's breaking stuff has been inconsistent at times, but he's shown enough flashes and general feel for spin for both to project as above-average in the future. Painter was just OK during his first few starts of the season, which caused him to lose his grip on the “consensus top prep arm” label of the class that he entered the season with. Despite that, and despite the industry's general hesitance to spend significant draft capital on high school righthanders, Painter checked all of the boxes to become a first-round pick. Calvary Christian had three players drafted in the 2010s (Luke Jackson, Jake Eder, Raynel Delgado) but Painter should become the highest drafted of the bunch, and the highest ever for the program.

  3. 3. Bryson Stott | SS
    Bryson Stott
    Born: Oct 6, 1997
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 200
    Drafted/Signed: Nevada-Las Vegas, 2019 (1st round).
    Signed By: Mike Garcia.
    Minors: .306/.397/.501 | 16 HR | 9 SB | 399 AB

    Hitting: 50. Power: 50. Run: 55. Fielding: 55. Arm: 55.
    TRACK RECORD: The Phillies took Stott with the 14th overall pick in 2019 after a standout career at UNLV. He continued to perform with an .816 OPS in 44 games in his pro debut in the short-season New York-Penn League. The Phillies brought Stott to their alternate training site in 2020, where he faced more advanced pitchers, worked on his strength and conditioning and concentrated on hitting the ball to all fields.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Stott is a solid all-around player who doesn't have many holes in his game. He makes at-bats tough on pitchers and rarely chases out of the strike zone. He struggles some against high velocity, which he worked on at the alternate site. Stott has been too pull-happy at times, but the Phillies were impressed with the progress he showed hitting the ball to all fields. He has solid bat speed and showed an uptick in his power. Stott is an above-average runner who has good actions at shortstop, with above-average range and an above-average arm. He impressed the organization with his daily routine and earned high marks for his makeup.

    THE FUTURE: Stott should experience his first taste of the upper minors in 2021. He projects to stick in the middle of the diamond and be a solid contributor on both sides of the ball.

  4. 4. Johan Rojas | OF
    Johan Rojas
    Born: Aug 14, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 175
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2018.
    Signed By: Carlos Salas.
    Minors: .262/.329/.417 | 11 HR | 34 SB | 381 AB

    Hitting: 50. Power: 50. Run: 60. Fielding: 60. Arm: 50.
    TRACK RECORD: The Phillies signed the unheralded Rojas for just $10,000 in the same international period that netted them Luis Garcia. Rojas had an encouraging debut season in the Dominican Summer League in 2018 and held his own as a teenager with short-season Williamsport in 2019. Rojas spent the summer adding muscle to his frame before heading to instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Rojas is an athletic, toolsy outfielder with impressive bat speed, but he will need to work on his pitch selection, especially against fastballs. He has at least an average hit tool, with a short, compact swing with minimal movement. The ball jumps off his bat, as evidenced by exit velocities over 110 mph in 2019. He is working to get more lift on the ball to cut down on his high groundball rate. With his added strength, Rojas projects for average power and has shown the ability to hit the ball to all fields in the minor leagues. The Phillies believe he can play all three outfield spots with above-average defensive ability, an average arm, plus speed and a high-energy approach.

    THE FUTURE: Rojas' upside is matched by few prospects in the system. He will need to work on improving his approach and chase rates to reach his ceiling as an everyday big leaguer.

  5. 5. Ethan Wilson | OF
    Ethan Wilson
    Born: Nov 7, 1999
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 210
    Minors: .215/.282/.374 | 3 HR | 2 SB | 107 AB

    South Alabama has done a solid job turning unheralded high school recruits into top-of-the-draft talents in recent years, with Travis Swaggerty selected 10th in the 2018 draft and Wilson poised to sneak into the first round this year. Teams weren't on Wilson heavily out of Andalusia (Ala.) High, but they took note when he hit .345/.453/.686 with 17 home runs and made the freshman All-America first team in 2019. Wilson had a bit of a slow start to the 2021 season and has dealt with an ankle injury that has hampered him. He didn't homer until his 14th game of the season and through his first 13 games was hitting just over .200. However, his second half was impressive, and he managed a .319/.430/.550 line with eight homers and more walks (33) than strikeouts (20). As evidenced by those walk and strikeout numbers, Wilson controls the zone well and also has a solid all-fields approach, with the power to drive pitches on the outer half over the fence to the left-center gap. Some scouts think his swing is a bit too stiff to truly be a plus hitter, but he does have plus raw power. Those offensive tools are the carrying tools for Wilson, who profiles as a left fielder thanks to limited arm strength and below-average running ability—though he did steal nine bags in 13 attempts this spring. Wilson is in a bit of a tough position with that profile, as he didn't have a chance last summer to play in the Cape Cod League or with Team USA, where he could have proven his bat in an environment that would give teams more confidence in their projections. Teams that bake track records heavily into their draft models could be more hesitant to take Wilson, but in a draft class light on college bats, he stands out for his hitting ability, power potential and on-base skills.

  6. 6. Hans Crouse | RHP
    Hans Crouse
    Born: Sep 15, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'5" Wt.: 208
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Dana Point, Calif., 2017 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Steve Flores.
    Minors: 5-4 | 3.28 ERA | 98 SO | 34 BB | 85 IP

    Crouse, acquired from the Rangers as part of the Kyle Gibson-Ian Kennedy trade, is a big, hard-throwing righthander who leads the way with a plus fastball that sits 92-97 mph with sinking life. His arsenal also includes a plus slider that's a swing-and-miss pitch, and an above-average changeup. Previously slowed by injuries that hindered him in his first three seasons of pro ball, Crouse has remained healthy this season and pitched effectively at Double-A. He has the ceiling of a mid-rotation starter with average control.

  7. 7. Logan O'Hoppe | C
    Logan O'Hoppe
    Born: Feb 9, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 185
    Drafted/Signed: HS--West Islip, N.Y., 2018 (23rd round).
    Signed By: Alex Agostino.
    Minors: .274/.336/.459 | 16 HR | 6 SB | 379 AB

    TRACK RECORD: Immensely popular within the organization, O'Hoppe was picked by the Phillies as a 23rd-rounder in 2018 and wasted no time before posting a .943 OPS in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League. He struggled in short-season ball in 2019, but slugged .483 as a 19-yearold over the winter in the Australian Baseball League.The Phillies brought him to the alternate training site in 2020.

    SCOUTING REPORT: O'Hoppe's program at the alternate site was focused around his contact skills, hitting approach and cutting down his strikeout rate. By the final two months his strikeout rate was down to 10% after sitting north of 27% in 2019. How those adjustments translate into real games will go a long way in projecting his hit tool, which presently is below-average. He has fringe-average bat speed and average power, but he tends to have a pull-happy approach. O'Hoppe draws rave reviews for his work ethic, makeup, leadership and ability to call a game behind the plate. He's an above-average defender with strong blocking skills who works well with pitchers. He has average arm strength.

    THE FUTURE: Few doubt O'Hoppe can catch in the majors, but his bat could take a couple years. He'll make his full-season debut in 2021.

  8. 8. Rafael Marchan | C
    Rafael Marchan
    Born: Feb 25, 1999
    Bats: B Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'9" Wt.: 196
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2015.
    Signed By: Jesus Mendez.
    Minors: .206/.286/.239 | 0 HR | 1 SB | 238 AB

    Hitting: 45. Power: 30. Run: 40. Fielding: 70. Arm: 60.
    TRACK RECORD: Marchan played shortstop as an amateur in Venezuela but moved behind the plate before signing with the Phillies for $200,000 in 2015. He caught manager Joe Girardi's eye in big league camp for his defense and intelligence and was added to the Phillies' 60-man player pool. The Phillies called him up on Sept. 14 and he went 4-for-8 and hit his first professional home run.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Marchan's calling card is his excellent defense behind the plate. He has above-average blocking skills, a plus arm and maturity beyond his years for handling pitchers. He runs well for a catcher and is a good athlete. Marchan is firmly defense-first, but he has taken steps forward as a hitter. He has solid bat-to-ball skills and bat control that allows him to line the ball to all fields. He showed a knack for hitting breaking balls at the alternate training site and seemed to gain confidence the more he faced advanced pitchers. Marchan's flat swing isn't conducive to home runs, but he showed he could drive the ball with an average exit velocity of 92 mph in his limited big league sample.

    THE FUTURE: Marchan handled his own against advanced competition in 2020. He should, at the very least, provide topflight defense and plus makeup behind the plate.

  9. 9. Erik Miller | LHP
    Erik Miller
    Born: Feb 13, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'5" Wt.: 240
    Drafted/Signed: Stanford, 2019 (4th round).
    Signed By: Joey Davis.
    Minors: 0-0 | 1.42 ERA | 16 SO | 11 BB | 13 IP

    TRACK RECORD: Miller showed enough in his three seasons at Stanford (17-9, 3.68) to merit a fourth-round selection in the 2019 draft. The bulky lefthander pitched across three levels after signing, culminating with a sharp stint at low Class A Lakewood. Miller impressed the Phillies with his repertoire in spring training and was added to the team's instructional league roster in the fall.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Miller is an imposing lefthander on the mound. His fastball has increased in velocity and now sits in the mid 90s, topping out at 96 mph. Miller does a good job hiding the ball and it shows running life with carry up in the zone, giving it the potential to be a plus pitch. His slider is another plus offering that sits 80-84 mph and induces swings and misses with three-quarter tilt and big crossbreak. Miller mostly relies on those two pitches, but also has an 84-86 mph changeup with some turnover action. He is working to increase the repeatability of his delivery in order to improve his below-average control.

    THE FUTURE: If Miller's changeup keeps improving and he starts to attack the zone consistently, he should profile as a back-end starter. Otherwise, his fastball and slider will play in relief.

  10. 10. Matt Vierling | OF
    Matt Vierling
    Born: Sep 16, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 205
    Signed By: Justin Morgenstern.
    Minors: .276/.358/.444 | 11 HR | 10 SB | 293 AB

    Vierling improved more than any other player in the organization during the lost season in 2020 and turned himself into a legitimate power threat, leading to exit velocities up to 115-116 mph in training and 110 mph in games. Vierling made quick work of Double-A in 2021 and split time between the majors and Triple-A while cutting down on his strikeout rate and raising his walk rate. He's a solid runner, and his likely defensive home is in an outfield corner.

  11. 11. Simon Muzziotti | OF
    Simon Muzziotti
    Born: Dec 27, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 198
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2016.
    Signed By: Claudio Scerrato.
    Minors: .283/.328/.383 | 0 HR | 0 SB | 60 AB

    Hitting: 55. Power: 40. Run: 55. Fielding: 60. Arm: 50.
    TRACK RECORD: Muzziotti originally signed with the Red Sox but was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball after Boston was found to have violated international signing rules. The Phillies picked him up for $750,000. Muzziotti hit .287 with 21 doubles and 21 steals in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League in 2019 and impressed the Phillies with his ability to drive the ball in spring training before camps shut down. He got back on the field in Clearwater in October for instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Muzziotti is a lanky contact hitter whose best tool is his bat. He flashes above-average hitting ability from the left side with quick hands, solid bat speed and a natural feel for contact. He has a steep, downhill bat path that generates ground balls and line drives, and he is primarily a gap-to-gap hitter. Phillies coaches are working on adding more loft to his swing to increase his flyball rate. Defensively, Muzziotti is the top center fielder in the system with solid routes, quick reads off the bat and the plus speed to cover plenty of ground. He has an average arm and earns high marks for his makeup and intelligence.

    THE FUTURE: Muzziotti has the tools to be a table-setter at the top of the lineup. He'll move as fast as his bat takes him.

  12. 12. Casey Martin | SS
    Casey Martin
    Born: Apr 7, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 175
    Drafted/Signed: Arkansas, 2020 (3rd round).
    Signed By: Tommy Field.
    Minors: .198/.291/.310 | 7 HR | 17 SB | 374 AB

    TRACK RECORD: Martin broke onto the scene with 13 home runs and a .974 OPS his freshman year to help Arkansas come within a few outs of winning the College World Series. He regressed each successive season, however, and concerns about his aggressiveness caused him to fall to the third round of the 2020 draft. The Phillies stopped his slide at No. 87 overall and signed him for $1.3 million, nearly double slot value.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Martin has excellent tools, including plus raw power, plus speed, plus arm strength and defense that flashes plus, but he struggles to utilize those tools in games. He struck out 165 times in 148 collegiate games and is a below-average hitter with his overly aggressive approach. Martin does damage when he connects, but he needs to cut down on his swings and misses and improve his pitch recognition greatly. He has been pull-happy at times, and the Phillies have encouraged him to use the whole field. Martin has good range at shortstop and a strong arm, but he lacks polish and needs to improve his consistency and reliability. Otherwise, he could end up at third base, second or center field.

    THE FUTURE: Martin is one of the toolsiest players in the system. He's somewhat boom or bust, but the right adjustments could help him move quickly.

  13. 13. Mickey Moniak | OF
    Mickey Moniak
    Born: May 13, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 195
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Carlsbad, Calif., 2016 (1st round).
    Signed By: Mike Garcia.
    Minors: .242/.304/.448 | 14 HR | 5 SB | 355 AB

    TRACK RECORD: The 2016 BA High School Player of the Year and No. 1 overall pick in the draft followed his best season as a professional in 2019--52 extra-base hits as a 21-year-old at Double-A Reading while showing increased strength--by earning a spot at the alternate training site in 2020. He impressed the Phillies with his play and earned his first major league callup at the end of the season, posting three hits in 14 at-bats.

    SCOUTING REPORT: A lack of above-average tools across the board leads evaluators to believe Moniak will be a fourth or fifth outfielder. He provides solid defense at all three outfield spots and could stick in center, where his arm is average. The lefthanded hitter does a good job getting the barrel on the ball and has worked on cutting down his free-swinging approach, taking pitches early in the count and increasing his bat speed. Moniak still has some projection left, but his bat and power will likely top out at slightly below average and he's drawn just 94 walks in over 1,500 at-bats. He has average speed.

    THE FUTURE: Moniak has a chance to make the team as a reserve in 2021. His approach and hit tool must improve in order for him to earn a starting spot.

  14. 14. Luke Williams | 2B
    Luke Williams
    Born: Aug 9, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 180
    Minors: .284/.347/.367 | 0 HR | 6 SB | 109 AB

    Williams worked hard to improve his hit tool and had a storybook run with Team USA to help the team qualify for the Olympics before cruising through Triple-A en route to the majors in June. Williams provided defensive versatility both in the infield and outfield, with plus speed and solid contact ability, albeit with little power.

  15. 15. Nick Maton | 2B/SS
    Nick Maton
    Born: Feb 18, 1997
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 183
    Drafted/Signed: Lincoln Land (Ill) JC, 2017 (7th round).
    Signed By: Justin Morgenstern.
    Minors: .199/.329/.352 | 5 HR | 3 SB | 196 AB

    Hitting: 50. Power: 40. Run: 50. Fielding: 55. Arm: 55.
    TRACK RECORD: Maton, whose older brother Phil is an Indians reliever, signed with the Phillies for just over $350,000 as a seventh-round pick in 2017 and sped past many players taken ahead of him. He reached Double-A in 2019, then impressed during spring training in 2020 and spent the summer at the alternate training site facing older pitchers.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Maton is a solid athlete with a knack for catching up to velocity. He's an average hitter from the left side who gets on base at a solid clip. The ball jumped off his bat at the alternate site, and the Phillies felt he improved his pitch recognition facing more advanced pitchers. Maton's power is mostly to the gaps, but he's shown enough power to project 10-12 home runs as he adds strength to his frame. Maton is an above-average defender at shortstop who has worked hard to improve his range. He has the above-average arm strength to play the left side of the infield and saw time at both third base and second base at the alternate site. He earns high marks for his makeup, instincts and routine.

    THE FUTURE: Maton has the tools and mindset to be a useful, versatile infielder in the major leagues. He will likely return to Double-A in 2021.

  16. 16. Jordan Viars | OF
    Jordan Viars
    Born: Jul 18, 2003
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 215
    Minors: .255/.406/.468 | 3 HR | 2 SB | 47 AB

    One of the younger players in the draft class (he'll turn 18 a week after the draft), Viars is an already filled-out (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) lefthanded hitter who has the plus power potential that teams look for in a corner infielder. A team could see if he can stick in a corner outfield spot, but he's likely to slow further as he matures. Viars hits from a crouched stance, generating power with leverage. He's an Arkansas signee who finished his senior season with a flourish.

  17. 17. Jhailyn Ortiz | OF
    Jhailyn Ortiz
    Born: Nov 18, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 264
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2015.
    Signed By: Sal Agostinelli.
    Minors: .250/.346/.488 | 23 HR | 4 SB | 340 AB

    TRACK RECORD: Signed out of the Dominican Republic for $4 million, Ortiz has shown light-tower power but struggled to make contact at every level. He's hit .227 in 1,167 minor league at-bats, capped by a .200 average at high Class A Clearwater in 2019. His only 2020 action came during instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Ortiz takes huge swings to try and access his 70-grade power, but he does not have good timing and is far too rotational with his swing. He struggles adjusting to offspeed pitches and upperend velocity and chases far too often. The Phillies have emphasized working on pitch-recognition skills as well as hitting the ball the other way. Even if he can make those improvements, it's hard to imagine him making enough contact to be a major leaguer. Ortiz is a below-average defender in right field and may be destined for first base. He is a below-average runner who will need to watch his conditioning after arriving at instructs weighing 264 pounds.

    THE FUTURE: Ortiz does not currently project as a major leaguer in any capacity. His power may buy him time to figure things out.

  18. 18. Luis Garcia | SS
    Luis Garcia
    Born: Oct 1, 2000
    Bats: B Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 195
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2017.
    Signed By: Carlos Salas.
    Minors: .243/.353/.414 | 13 HR | 15 SB | 391 AB

    Hitting: 45. Power: 40. Run: 50. Fielding: 60. Arm: 55.
    TRACK RECORD: Garcia was one of the top prospects in a deep 2017 international class that included Wander Franco and Julio Rodriguez. He signed with the Phillies for $2.5 million and won the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League batting title in his 2018 pro debut. The Phillies sent Garcia to low Class A Lakewood in 2019, but he hit under .200 for most of the year and struggled to impact the ball.

    SCOUTING REPORT: The switch-hitting Garcia shows all the tools to hit. He has short, quick swings from both sides of the plate, catches up to velocity, recognizes pitches and puts together good at-bats. He simply lacked strength, so he spent 2020 working on his body and added 20 pounds to his frame. The increase led to a career-high 107 mph maximum exit velocity during instructional league, and his bat speed also showed significant improvement. In theory, he should now be able to generate more power and make it harder for outfielders to play him shallow. Garcia is a plus defender at shortstop with soft hands, smooth footwork and above-average arm strength. He's an average runner with enough range for the position.

    THE FUTURE: If Garcia can be even a fringe-average hitter, his defense will carry him to the majors. He will try to show that his strength gains made a difference in 2021.

  19. 19. Yhoswar Garcia | OF
    Yhoswar Garcia
    Born: Sep 13, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 155
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2020.
    Signed By: Ebert Velasquez.
    Minors: .229/.299/.271 | 0 HR | 11 SB | 70 AB

    Hitting: 55. Power: 40. Run: 60. Fielding: 55. Arm: 50.
    TRACK RECORD: Garcia initially expected to sign with the Phillies in 2019 but was delayed a year due to an age-discrepancy issue. He had originally represented himself to be a year younger than his actual age. Garcia officially signed in March but became stuck in his home country of Venezuela due to travel restrictions put in place during the coronavirus pandemic. He spent the year at home running and working on his conditioning.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Nicknamed “The Drone,” Garcia shows outstanding speed and athleticism. He has good contact skills at the plate, where he works as a line-drive hitter from the right side with gap-to-gap power. Garcia is not expected to be a huge home run threat, but he should add more power to his 6-foot-1, 155-pound frame as he matures. That would give him at least average pop. Garcia is a plus runner, giving him the potential to be a threat at the top of the order. He is a standout defender in center field with the speed, instincts and range to stay at the position. He has the potential to develop a plus arm as he gets stronger.

    THE FUTURE: Garcia has yet to play a professional game and has a long way to go to reach his ceiling as a top-of-the-order center fielder. His pro debut should come in 2021.

  20. 20. Micah Ottenbreit | RHP
    Micah Ottenbreit
    Born: May 7, 2003
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 190
    Minors: 1-0 | 4.50 ERA | 4 SO | 3 BB | 6 IP

    Ottenbreit has been one of the most heavily scouted pitchers in the state of Michigan this spring and is an exciting projection arm who's young for the class. Listed at 6-foot-4, 175 pounds, Ottenbreit only turned 18 in May and has shown a solid three-pitch mix. He typically pitches in the 89-92 mph range and has touched 93-94 in the past and has two solid secondaries in a mid-70s spike curveball and a changeup in the low 80s that he's shown good feel for as well. Scouts might want to see more present stuff, but it's hard to see Ottenbreit not throwing harder in the future as he adds weight to his frame. The curveball has good traits now with plenty of depth and could be a real weapon when he's able to add more power to the offering. He is committed to Michigan State and could blow up if he makes it to campus and continues along the development path that many evaluators are expecting.

  21. 21. Francisco Morales | RHP
    Francisco Morales
    Born: Oct 27, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'5" Wt.: 260
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2016.
    Signed By: Jesus Mendez.
    Minors: 4-13 | 6.55 ERA | 115 SO | 63 BB | 88 IP

    Fastball: 70. Slider: 70. Changeup: 40. Control: 50
    TRACK RECORD: Morales was one of the top pitchers in the 2016 international class and signed with the Phillies for $720,000. He experienced a breakthrough in 2019 at low Class A Lakewood with a 3.82 ERA and just over 12 strikeouts per nine innings. Morales spent the 2020 season in Orlando working on his changeup and his strength and conditioning. He was listed at 260 pounds at instructional league, up from 185 when he signed.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Morales has a fast, loose arm and generates two power pitches in a 93-97 mph fastball and sharp, 85-89 mph slider that routinely misses bats. Both are plus-plus pitches and play up with deception from his slight crossfire delivery. The development of Morales' changeup will dictate whether he ends up in a rotation or bullpen. His changeup has rarely fooled hitters, and he needs to add deception or movement to the pitch. Morales needs to keep his release point consistent and establish more extension out front, but he competes hard, has a strong presence and shows potentially average control.

    THE FUTURE: Morales has a chance to be a mid-rotation starter if he can get his changeup to average. If he doesn't, he has a solid fallback option as a high-leverage reliever.

  22. 22. Daniel Brito | 2B
    Daniel Brito
    Born: Jan 23, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 170
    Signed By: Carlos Salas.
    Minors: .295/.364/.473 | 8 HR | 3 SB | 275 AB

    Brito had never hit above .252 at any full-season level before the 2021 season, but after hitting .296 with an .820 OPS at Double-A Reading he received a promotion to Triple-A on July 22. The 23-year-old second baseman was one of the most impressive hitters at the team's alternate training site, improved his bat speed during the offseason and stayed busy by playing in the Venezuelan Winter League.

  23. 23. Rickardo Perez | C
    Rickardo Perez
    Born: Dec 4, 2003
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 165
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2021.

    TRACK RECORD: The Phillies made a big splash by signing Perez, who headlines the team's 2020-2021 international class. Perez was one of the top catchers available on the market and signed for $1.2 million from the same Venezuelan program that produced righthander Francisco Morales.
    SCOUTING REPORT: Perez's stock has risen as he's grown taller and stronger, getting up to 6-foot-1, 165 pounds. He has a smooth, fluid stroke from the left side and a knack for barreling balls in games, while staying balanced throughout his swing and using the whole field. He has a chance to grow into average or better power thanks to his ability to generate loft and his bat control. Perez has developed an average arm to go with solid catch-and-throw skills behind the plate.
    THE FUTURE: Perez improved his throwing ability, making it more likely he can stick behind the plate long term. He'll likely get his first assignment in the Dominican Summer League.

  24. 24. Bailey Falter | LHP
    Bailey Falter
    Born: Apr 24, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 175
    Minors: 2-0 | 1.76 ERA | 44 SO | 8 BB | 31 IP

    Falter worked hard during the lost 2020 season and came into the 2021 season with more velocity on his fastball, getting into the 92-95 mph range from the left side with extension and riding life to go with a plus changeup and plus command. He put up impressive numbers at Triple-A as a starter and posted a 21-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in a relief role at the big league level as of July 20, giving the team hope that he can be a back-end starter in the majors.

  25. 25. Cristopher Sanchez | LHP
    Cristopher Sanchez
    Born: Dec 12, 1996
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'5" Wt.: 165
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2013.
    Signed By: Daniel Santana (Rays).
    Minors: 5-6 | 4.68 ERA | 89 SO | 48 BB | 73 IP

    TRACK RECORD: Signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Rays in 2013, Sanchez spent three seasons in the Dominican Summer League and two in the Rookie-level Appalachian League. He broke out and jumped all the way from high Class A to Triple-A Durham in 2019, leading the Phillies to acquire him for Curtis Mead after the season. He made his organizational debut at the alternate training site in 2020.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Sanchez is a power pitcher with an electric fastball that sits in the mid 90s and tops out at 98 mph. His low three-quarters crossfire delivery makes it hard for hitters to see the ball, but also hurts Sanchez's fastball command. His mid-80s slider flashes above-average to plus at times and works down and in on righthanded hitters. His changeup sits in the low 80s with little movement and he struggles to command it. Sanchez is extremely raw for his age and spent the summer gaining experience against advanced hitters at the alternate site. His control remains well below average.

    THE FUTURE: Sanchez should start 2021 back in Triple-A. He might not be far from assuming a role in the Phillies bullpen.

  26. 26. Cristian Hernandez | RHP
    Cristian Hernandez
    Born: Sep 23, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 180
    Minors: 2-7 | 3.57 ERA | 94 SO | 29 BB | 76 IP

    After not pitching since 2018 due to injury and the canceled 2020 season, Hernandez impressed in his full-season debut at Low-A, sitting 93-94 mph on his fastball with the ability to spin a plus curveball. The 20-year-old righty has a pair of average secondaries in a slider and changeup, as well as command that projects to be average.

  27. 27. Logan Cerny | OF
    Logan Cerny
    Born: Sep 28, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 185
    Minors: .200/.349/.286 | 0 HR | 6 SB | 35 AB

    Cerny played for Georgia powerhouse Parkview High in Lilburn, Ga., and helped the program reach a 100-14 record during his time there. After going undrafted, Cerny made his way to Troy, where he struggled to find a rhythm offensively over his first two seasons but had a bit of a breakout this spring, hitting .332/.424/.694 with a career-high 15 homers and 12 stolen bases in 15 tries (80%). Cerny has outstanding raw tools, with plenty of athleticism, above-average raw power and legitimate 70-grade running ability. He's relatively new to the outfield after catching for the most part in high school, but scouts believe he can be a plus defender there thanks to his athleticism and speed. The biggest question with Cerny is how much he'll hit. There's a significant amount of swing and miss in his game. He struck out in 29% of his plate appearances this spring and for his career in the Sun Belt Conference has whiffed 27% of the time. While he didn't face the best pitching, there's some evidence that he can handle velocity, as he hit over .400 against a small sample of 93-plus mph pitching this spring, according to Synergy, but he does expand the zone fairly regularly. His swing can get lengthy, and he has a tendency to leak out to the pull side with his lower half, which leads to a pull-heavy approach at times. Listed at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, Cerny still has some room for more strength and physical projection. He's an intriguing upside play with exciting tools and a strong defensive profile.

  28. 28. Christian McGowan | RHP
    Christian McGowan
    Born: Mar 7, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 205
    Minors: 0-0 | 0.00 ERA | 8 SO | 1 BB | 5 IP

    Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, McGowan has pitched for Eastern Oklahoma State JC for three seasons. But 2021 was undoubtedly his best season, as the righthander showcased one of the best fastballs in juco ball. His 109 strikeouts (in 74 innings) ranked ninth among NJCAA Division I pitchers. McGowan's four-seamer was hammered early in his juco career, so he added a two-seamer. The two-seamer provided survival skills when he was sitting 88-90 mph as a freshman in 2019. Now that he can sit 94-96 mph and touch 98, both the two- and four-seamer have become plus offerings. Teams stacked their lineups with lefties to face McGowan, but that just played in his hand. His 86-89 mph above-average changeup has long been a pitch he believes in. It tunnels well with his fastball and he sells it with excellent arm speed. His 82-84 mph above-average slider has real teeth at its best. It's a power pitch with 1-to-6 movement, as it generally finishes diving rather than sweeping. McGowan is committed to Texas Tech, but he could go high enough in the draft to make that a tough decision.

  29. 29. Griff McGarry | RHP
    Griff McGarry
    Born: Jun 8, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 190
    Minors: 1-0 | 2.96 ERA | 43 SO | 14 BB | 25 IP

    McGarry has never had issues striking out batters, but he's also never had issues walking them. Through the first 126.2 innings of his Virginia career, McGarry struck out 178 batters (12.6 K/9) but also walked 129 (9.2 BB/9). That sort of control will prevent him from having any significant role at the next level, but scouts keep coming back because McGarry's stuff is so impressive and the rare times he's locked in and throws the ball over the plate, he looks dominant. Take his outing against Dallas Baptist in the Super Regional as an example: he pitched seven shutout innings and allowed just two hits while striking out 10 batters and walking three. His fastball sits in the 93-94 mph range but gets into the upper 90s and he gets a ton of swings and misses on a low-80s slider that has plenty of two-plane break. On his best days, McGarry sits with a 70 fastball, plus breaking ball and plus changeup, but he also has bottom-of-the-scale control.

  30. 30. Kendall Simmons | OF
    Kendall Simmons
    Born: Apr 11, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 180
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Macon, Ga., 2018 (6th round).
    Signed By: Aaron Jersild.
    Minors: .224/.329/.449 | 6 HR | 7 SB | 147 AB

    TRACK RECORD: Simmons made a quick impression after being drafted in the sixth round in 2018, highlighted by hitting 12 home runs with a .520 slugging percentage at short-season Williamsport in 2019. The athletic middle infielder spent the summer of 2020 helping coach East Cobb teams in Atlanta before getting added to the instructional league roster.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Simmons has impressive power and added even more after spending the summer working on his conditioning. He's added 30 pounds of muscle from the time he was drafted and came out hitting the ball hard in instructs. Simmons is athletic but still has some rawness in his game, particularly as a hitter. He shows quick bat speed but tends to sell out too much for power with a pullhappy approach. He also needs to work on staying in the strike zone. Simmons has a strong, average to above-average arm, but doesn't have good actions at shortstop and the Phillies still aren't sure where he will end up defensively. He's moved around the infield, but could even end up in left field eventually. He is a fringe-average runner.

    THE FUTURE: Simmons was one of the players in the organization most hurt by not having a minor league season. He should make his full-season debut in 2021.

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