Philadelphia Phillies 2020 Top 50 Prospects

Jamari Baylor. Gulf Coast League Tigers West vs Gulf Coast League Phillies West. Tigertown. Lakeland, FL. Aug. 21, 2019. Photo credit Tom Hagerty/ on Flickr (lakelandlocal)

The Philadelphia Phillies organization prospect depth has thinned out in recent years due to a few factors. Some players have been promoted and found success in the majors like Scott Kingery and Adam Haseley. Some have been traded, like Sixto Sanchez (who is ranked #1 on @stoffer81‘s Marlins Top 50 Prospects article earlier this month). Some players just haven’t panned out – Nick Williams, for example. For a team that went through a lengthy rebuilding stage, you would expect more solid prospects but, outside of the top 4 or 5, there are no players that stand out above and beyond others. The pitchers seem to hit a wall once they get to Double-A and most of the hitters have inconsistent performances year after year. Whether these problems are because of their scouting or player development is a topic for another time. There are a few exceptions, though, as you’ll read below.

The Phillies did have a good 2019 Draft, grabbing some solid offensive players and hard-throwing pitchers with command issues. Time will tell just how well they did. Also, as a reminder, these rankings are based on the players’ potential to contribute to your fantasy teams and not for real-life baseball. Although, for some of us (myself included) fantasy is real-life. Anyway, I hope you enjoy these rankings and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section. If I missed any players here, they may be part of my “Outside Looking In” column next go-round which will review the prospects who were considered for inclusion here.

For either eligibility or performance reasons, these players from my Midseason Phillies Top 50 List are not on this one:

Adam Haseley (Midseason Rank: 4)
Ranger Suarez (Midseason Rank: 12)
Cole Irvin (Midseason Rank: 14)
Jonathan Guzman (Midseason Rank: 38)
Jan Hernandez (Midseason Rank: 41)
Abrahan Gutierrez (Midseason Rank: 45)
Marcus Lee Sang (Midseason Rank: 49)

Before we get into the rankings, here is a breakdown of the tiers we use here at Prospects1500:

Prospects1500 Tiers:
Tier 1:
Players with high expectations of both making the majors and playing at an All-Star level for a number of years
Tier 2: Players with an above average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor
Tier 3: Players with an average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor
Tier 4: Players who have the potential of making the majors, or have a high likelihood of making the majors, but providing minimal impact (e.g. middle reliever, low-ceiling UT guys)
Tier 5: Players who are worth keeping an eye on, but likely to never make a team’s 40-man roster

Tier 1

1. Alec Bohm, 3B (2019 Midseason Rank: 1)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 08/03/1996
2019 Highest Level: Reading AA
2019 Stats: 125 G, 540 PA, .305/.378/.518, 76 R, 21 HR, 80 RBI, 6 SB, 13.5 K%, 10.5 BB% (across three levels)
Bohm has the makings of a middle-of-the-order masher and will finally bring stability to the hot corner that the Phillies have been lacking for years. He will contribute in both average and OBP leagues with power and the counting stats that come along with it. He may even chip in close to 10 steals. A power hitter with that low of a K% rate is special. As a point of reference, Mike Trout’s lowest K rate in the minors was 14.1% back in 2010. Bohm has an excellent shot at making the team right out of Spring Training or shortly after. ETA: 2020

2. Spencer Howard, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 2)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 07/28/1996
2019 Highest Level: Reading AA
Stats: 15 G, 15 GS, 2.03 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, 71 IP, 94 K, 16 BB. 11.9 K/9, 5.88 K/BB (across four levels)
Howard should have been promoted to the majors in 2019 but he suffered a shoulder injury which shut him down for about two months. He’s expected to battle for a spot in the rotation in Spring Training and should make his debut early in the season. Expect some minor growing pains but he’s on the right track to contribute this year and develop into a solid 2-type starter in the majors. ETA: 2020

Tier 2

3. Francisco Morales, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 5)
Opening Day Age: 20, DOB: 10/27/1999
2019 Highest Level: Lakewood A
Preseason Rank: 7
Stats: 27 G, 15 GS, 3.82 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 96.2 IP, 87 K, 28 BB. 12 K/9, 2.80 K/BB
Morales struggled initially in 2019 but turned it on in the 2nd half of the year. As he gains more experience, his command should improve. The strikeouts are still a big part of his game and they went up from 10.9 K/9 in 2018 to 12.0 K/9 in 2019. His WHIP also went from 1.54 to 1.32. Buy now on him in your dynasty leagues if it’s not already too late. ETA: 2023

4. Bryson Stott, SS (2019 Midseason Rank: 7)
Opening Day Age: 22 DOB: 10/06/1997
2019 Highest Level: Williamsport A-
Stats: 48 G, 193 PA, .295/.391/.494, 30 R, 6 HR, 27 RBI, 5 SB, 20.2 K%, 12.4 BB% (across two levels)
The 2019 first round pick looked great in his initial year with the organization after his college career. Stott doesn’t project to have one outstanding tool but is above average across the board and has a high floor. He’s going to hit and get on base, show some power and steal some bases. I can see him developing into a .280/.380/.450 15/15 type of hitter. If the power develops, look out. If not, he should still become a very solid, consistent player. ETA: 2022

Tier 3

5. Kendall Simmons, SS (2019 Midseason Rank: 26)
Opening Day Age: 19, DOB: 04/11/2000
2019 Highest Level: Williamsport A+
2019 Stats: .51 G, 205 PA, 234/.333/.520, 31 R, 12 HR, 34 RBI, 5 SB, 26.3 K%, 9.8 BB%
I realize that this is a pretty aggressive ranking for Simmons but he has a nice blend of speed and power and turned it on in the 2nd half last year. In August alone, he slashed .278/.398/.646 with 7 home runs and 2 stolen bases. While a high average may not be a part of his game, the speed and power are real. He is still young enough to improve the hit tool as he climbs the ladder. ETA: 2023

6. Adonis Medina, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank:3)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 12/18/1996
2019 Highest Level: Reading AA
Stats: 23 G, 22 GS, 4.94 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 105.2 IP, 129 K, 46 BB, 7.0 K/9, 2.0 K/BB
At this point in his career, I’m beginning to lose faith in Medina being a solid rotation piece. He’s been very inconsistent and struggles with command. I believe his long-term role is in the bullpen, where he could be a very solid closer. If you have him on your team, I would try to sell high on him as others still view him as a future starter. I’m keeping him here in this tier because he will help a big-league team as a closer, if the starting thing doesn’t work out for him. ETA: 2021

7. Connor Seabold, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 32)
Opening Day Age: 24, DOB: 01/24/1996
2019 Highest Level: Reading
2019 Stats: 12 G, 11 GS, 2.24 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 56.1 IP, 58 K, 11 BB, 9.3 K/9, 5.27 K/BB (across four levels)
Seabold had a great year capped off with an impressive showing in the Arizona Fall League, where he struck out 22 in 17 innings with a .588 WHIP and 1.06 ERA. Seabold’s season didn’t get started until June due to an injury but he showed no signs of it rust once he returned. He projects to be a mid-rotation starter when he’s called up. He relies more on control and has a very solid change-up with a low 90s fastball. ETA: 2021

8. Luis Garcia, SS (2019 Midseason Rank: 6)
Opening Day Age: 20, DOB: 10/01/2000
2019 Highest Level: Lakewood A
Stats: 127 G, 524 PA, .186/.261/.255, 36 R, 4 HR, 36 RBI, 9 SB, 25.1 K%, 8.3 BB%
Garcia could do no wrong after a strong start to his career in 2018 but then 2019 happened. Looking at the numbers, there’s not much to like here, however, the jump from Rookie League to Single-A after only 168 at-bats is an aggressive promotion and Garcia was about 3 years younger than his competition. Lakewood is a tough team to play for – their stadium is farther away from most teams and the weather is very cold early in the season. His tools and age make me think 2019 will be an outlier and he will improve. It’s still too early to see which way his career will go but jump on a disgruntled owner now if the cost to get him has decreased. ETA: 2023

9. Erik Miller, LHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 43)
Opening Day Age: 22, DOB: 02/13/1998
2019 Highest Level: Williamsport A-
2019 Stats: 11 G, 7 GS, 1.50 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 36 IP, 52 K, 15 BB, 13.0 K/9, 3.47 K/BB (across three levels)
Miller was the team’s 4th round pick in the 2019 draft out of Stanford University. He looked great during his time in the organization showing a high 90’s fastball striking out 52 in only 36 innings. Miller needs to work on his command but, if all goes as hoped, he can be a solid 3-type starter in the big leagues. Get in on him before more people learn about him. ETA: 2021

10. Starlyn Castillo, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 29)
Opening Day Age: 18, DOB: 02/24/2002
2019 Highest Level: Gulf Coast Phillies West
2019 Stats: 5 G, 4 GS, 7.71 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, 9.1 IP, 10 K, 8 BB, 9.5 K/9, 1.25 K/BB
The numbers look horrible but it was only 9 innings for the highly-touted International Signee from the 2018 J2 period. Castillo has a mid-90’s fastball and developing off-speed offerings. He’s still very young and years away from the majors but worth taking a shot on in deeper leagues before his first full season begins. ETA: 2023

11. Jamari Baylor, SS (2019 Midseason Rank: 28)
Age: 19, DOB: 08/25/2000
2019 Highest Level: Gulf Coast Phillies West
2019 Stats: 4 G, 12 PA .273/.333/.455, 4 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 16.6 K%, 8.3 BB%
Baylor was the team’s 3rd round pick out of high school in the 2019 draft. He has good speed and can grow into power in the future. Baylor has a level swing and can hit. He could be blocked at Shortstop by Stott but Baylor has the ability to play 2B in the future, if needed. ETA: 2023

12. Johan Rojas , OF (2019 Midseason Rank: Unranked)
Opening Day Age: 19, DOB: 08/14/2000
2019 Highest Level: WIlliamsport A-
2019 Stats: 60 G, 256 PA, .265/.313/.429, 30 R, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 14 SB, 16.0 K%, 5.4 BB% (across two levels)
Rojas climbed up the rankings this year after a solid showing this season in the Gulf Coast League and a great season in 2018 in the Dominican Summer League. He struggled after being promoted to A- but Rojas has the tools to improve. I would take a gamble on him in deep leagues before more people find out about him. I want to see more of him before I rank him higher but so far Rojas has looked like a future contributor. ETA: 2023

13. Jose Pujols, OF (2019 Midseason Rank: 27)
Age: 24, DOB: 09/29/1995
2019 Highest Level: Gulf Coast Phillies
2019 Stats: 3 G, 5 PA, no hits and didn’t get on base.
Pujols was out with an Achilles injury for most of the year but came back for 5 at-bats in the final week. He bounced back very well in 2018 after a poor 2017 so this injury came at a bad time but he will be fully healthy going into the new season and will look to continue his progress. He has high strikeout totals to along with his power but can get on base at a decent clip. ETA: 2021

14. Rafael Marchan, C (2019 Midseason Rank: 20)
Opening Day Age: 21, DOB: 02/25/1999
2019 Highest Level: Clearwater A+
2019 Stats: 85 G, 351 PA, .261/.333/.325, 27 R, 0 HR, 23 RBI, 2 SB, 11.1 K%, 8.5 BB% (across two levels)
Marchan has hit ever since he was signed during the 2015 J2 period. He doesn’t strike out much, can take a walk and even steal a few bases, which is great for his position. However, he has 0 home runs in 4 years with the organization. The team has no reason to rush Marchan with J.T. Realmuto still in his prime but he could be trade bait to upgrade another area. If not, the team will be patient with him and hope he continues to develop. ETA: 2022

Tier 4

15. Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 9)
Opening Day Age: 25, DOB: 12/25/1995
2019 Highest Level: Philadelphia Phillies MLB
Stats: AAA – 19 G, 19 GS, 4.40 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 94 IP, 83 K, 35 BB, 7.9 K/9, 2.37 K/BB
MLB – 5 G, 1 GS, 7.36 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 11 IP, 9 K, 5 BB, 7.5 K/9, 1.80 K/BB
De Los Santos has struggled when called up to the majors after seeing some success in previous years in the minors. In 2019 he had problems in both the majors and minors. Initially, he looked like he could contribute to a big league rotation but he’s looking more and more like a reliever or a Quad A player. ETA: Already debuted

16. Ethan Lindow, LHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 46)
Opening Day Age: 21, DOB: 10/15/1998
2019 Highest Level: Lakewood A-
2019 Stats: 26 G, 16 GS, 2.66 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 94.2 IP, 103 K, 20 BB, 9.7 K/9, 5.41 K/BB
Lindow was the organization’s Pitcher of the Year after another good season. He has a mid 90’s fastball and also throws a change-up, curveball and cutter, all of which he commands very well. ETA: 2021

17. Jhailyn Ortiz, OF (2019 Midseason Rank: 8)
Opening Day Age: 21, DOB: 11/18/1998
2019 Highest Level: Clearwater A+
Stats: 115 G, 478 PA, .200/.272/.381, 57 R, 19 HR, 65 RBI, 2 SB, 31.1 K%, 7.5 BB%
Let’s get in a Delorean and travel back to July 2nd, 2015. The Phillies have just signed Jhailyn Ortiz out of the Dominican Republic for ,200,000. Their arch-rival, Washington Nationals, signed outfielder, Juan Soto, for about a third of that. The White Sox sign Fernando Tatis, Jr for $700,000. Well, wait – this is about the Phillies prospects, not other teams. The point of this time-travel exercise is that the Phillies seem to have trouble finding those International Signings to get excited about. Ortiz has his flaws but he’s possibly their highest profile J2 signing for the organization which isn’t saying much. He’s still only 21 years old but so is Soto. ETA: 2023

18. Damon Jones, LHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 13)
Opening Day Age: 25, DOB: 09/30/1994
2019 Highest Level: Lehigh Valley AAA
2019 Stats: 23 G, 23 GS, 2.91 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 114.1 IP, 152 K, 59 BB, 12 K/9, 2.58 K/BB (across three levels)
Jones had awesome numbers in Single-A and Double-A last year but struggled in his 34 innings for Lehigh Valley. Prior to his stint at Triple-A,  there was talk about promoting him to the majors to help the rotation in their playoff push. If Jones can make the adjustments this year, he could see time in the majors. As with most of their pitchers, those adjustments would be lessening his walks. ETA: 2020

19. J.D. Hammer, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 11)
Opening Day Age: 25, DOB: 07/12/1994
2019 Highest Level: Philadelphia Phillies MLB
2019 Stats: AA/AAA – 6.50 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 36 IP, 42 K, 19 BB, 10.5 K/9, 2.21 K/BB
MLB – 3.79 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 19 IP, 13 K, 12 BB, 6.2 K/9, 1.08 K/BB
Hammer had a great year for Reading then struggled in Triple-A and for the big league team. The walks really did him in but he still had great strikeout numbers. He can be a useful middle reliever and a possible closer in the future. ETA: Already debuted

20. Seth Lancaster, 2B/3B/SS/OF (2019 Midseason Rank: 25)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 06/21/1996
2019 Highest Level: Lakewood A
2019 Stats: 43 G, 165 PA, .225/.327/.380, 21 R, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 13 SB, 27.8 K%, 12.7 BB% (across two levels)
An 8th round pick in the 2018 draft, Lancaster has the ability to get on base. He showed power in his senior year at Coastal Carolina and we are still waiting to see if he could tap into it for the Phillies. Lancaster has seen time at 2B, SS and 3B. This ranking is more about potential – a player with his versatility and ability to take a walk and to provide some steals could be valuable in deeper leagues. ETA: 2022

21. Austin Listi, 1B/OF (2019 Midseason Rank: 16)
Opening Day Age: 26, DOB: 11/05/1993
2019 Highest Level: Lehigh Valley AAA
2019 Stats: 133 G, 545 PA .252/.344/.434, 67 R, 19 HR, 83 RBI, 1 SB, 19.4 K%, 10.4 BB% (across two levels)
Power is his calling card but that power comes with a low batting average. He does take a walk and can play 1B, 3B and Outfield. Could be a versatile bench player in the future with occasional starts. He’s a little older for a prospect so his time is running out. ETA: 2021

22. Deivy Grullon, C (2019 Midseason Rank: 18)
Opening Day Age: 24, DOB: 02/17/1996
2019 Highest Level: Philadelphia Phillies MLB
2019 Stats: AAA – 108 G, 457 PA, .283/.354/.496, 55 R, 21 HR, 77 RBI, 1 SB, 29.1 K%, 9.8 BB%
MLB – 4 G, 9 PA, 111/.111/.222, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB, 22 K%, 0 BB%
Grullon showed his power in 2018 wasn’t a fluke by hitting 21 home runs for Triple-A last year. He was rewarded with a promotion to the majors but only had 9 at-bats. Playing time behind J.T. Realmuto is hard to come by but Grullon could be a serviceable backup in future years. Strikeouts are a concern with him and will keep his batting average down. ETA: Already debuted

23. Kyle Glogoski, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 19)
Opening Day Age: 21, DOB: 01/06/1999
2019 Highest Level: Clearwater A+
2019 Stats: 19 G, 14 GS, 1.68 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 80.1 IP, 90 K, 28 BB, 10.1 K/9, 3.21 K/BB (across two levels)
Signed as a free agent out of New Zealand in 2019, Glogoski has shown good strikeout ability and average command throughout his two years with the organization. ETA: 2021

24. Cristopher Sanchez, LHP (2019 Midseason Rank: Unranked on Jake Wiener’s Midseason Tampa Bay Top 50)
Opening Day Age: 24, DOB: 12/12/1996
2019 Highest Level: Durham Bulls AAA (Tampa Bay)
2019 Stats: 24 G, 10 GS, 2.26 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 75.2 IP, 73 K, 26 BB, 9.7 K/9, 2.8 K/BB (across three levels)
Sanchez was acquired November 20th from Tampa Bay for Curtis Mead in and immediately added to the team’s 40 man roster. Tampa elected to trade him rather than adding him to their 40 man roster and risk losing him without any return. Sanchez primarily worked out of the bullpen and could see time in the show if he continues putting up good numbers for his new team. ETA: 2020

25. Matt Vierling, OF (2019 Midseason Rank: 10)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 09/16/1996
2019 Highest Level: Clearwater A+
Stats: 118 G, 483 PA, .232/.297/.329, 41 R, 5 HR, 41 RBI, 22 SB, 19.4 K%, 7.0 BB%
Vierling started the year strong then struggled in the 2nd half. He still had 22 steals and the power is developing. If he can manage the strike zone a little better, he could be a 20/20 outfielder in the majors. I would try to buy low on him but don’t go overboard just yet. ETA: 2021

26. Darick Hall, 1B (2019 Midseason Rank: 22)
Opening Day Age: 24, DOB: 07/25/1995
2019 Highest Level: Reading AA
2019 Stats: 132 G, 532 PA, 235/.344/.454, 69 R, 20 HR, 67 RBI, 5 SB, 25.0 K%, 11.2 BB%
Similar to Listi except Hall is primarily only a 1B. Good OBP, low average hitter with a lot of power. Hall can help a major league team off the bench in the future. ETA: 2021

27. JoJo Romero, LHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 23)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 09/09/1996
2019 Highest Level: Lehigh Valley AAA
2019 Stats: 24 G, 24 GS, 5.82 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 111.1 IP, 92 K, 47 BB, 7.4 K/9, 1.96 K/BB (across two levels)
Romero struggled in Triple-A after a solid showing in Reading but did well in Arizona Fall League. The organization also added him to the 40 man roster to protect him in the Rule V Draft. Romero put himself into consideration for a bullpen role in the upcoming year. With a strong Spring Training, he could finally make the majors. It seems like he’s been around forever, but he’s still just 23 years old. ETA: 2020

28. Mickey Moniak, OF (2019 Midseason Rank:17)
Opening Day Age: 21, DOB: 05/13/1998
2019 Highest Level: Reading AA
2019 Stats: 119 G, 519 PA, .252/.303/.439, 63 R, 11 HR, 67 RBI, 15 SB, 22 K%, 6.5 BB%
Moniak had the finest season of his career in 2019 building off his solid second half from the previous year. He still struggles with strikeouts and doesn’t take a walk. He has middling power and some speed, though. At best, I see a 4th outfielder in the majors with some matchup plays. ETA: 2021

29. Kevin Gowdy, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 24 )
Opening Day Age: 22, DOB: 11/16/1997
2019 Highest Level: Lakewood A
2019 Stats: 24 G, 16 GS, 4.68 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, 77 IP, 53 K, 51 BB, 6.2 K/9, 1.04 K/BB
Take the numbers with a grain of salt. It was Gowdy’s first season back since 2016 after undergoing Tommy John Surgery. He had some potential when he was first drafted but the injury and his poor command has hurt him. Let’s see what he can do with a season of full healthy going into 2020. ETA: 2022

30. Kyle Young LHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 15)
Opening Day Age: 22, DOB: 12/02/1997
2019 Highest Level: Clearwater A+
2019 Stats: 4 G, 4 GS, 4.29 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 21 IP, 25 K, 1 BB, 10.7 K/9, 25 K/BB
Young was having a good year before he went down with an injury in May. He ended up having Tommy John Surgery and is shut down until mid-2020. He doesn’t have an overpowering fastball but has great control, walking only 27 hitters in 172.1 career innings. If he can bounce back from the surgery, he has a chance to make an impact in the majors. ETA: 2022

31. Colton Eastman, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 30)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 08/02/1996
2019 Highest Level: Clearwater A+
2019 Stats: 24 G, 19 GS, 3.71 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 128.2 IP, 134 K, 37 BB, 9.5 K/9, 3.62 K/BB (across three levels)
Eastman projects to be a back-end starter but could help the big league team if he has success in Reading. ETA: 2020

32. Carlos De La Cruz, OF (2019 Midseason Rank: Unranked)
Opening Day Age: 20, DOB: 10/06/1999
2019 Highest Level: Lakewood A-
2019 Stats: 117 G, 461 PA, .220/.271/.327, 38 R, 7 HR, 50 RBI, 7 SB, 34.5 K%, 5.9 BB%
Young outfielder with massive power but poor hit-tool. ETA: 2023

33. Addison Russ, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 37 )
Opening Day Age: 25, DOB: 10/29/1994
2019 Highest Level: Reading AA
2019 Stats: 55 G, 0 GS, 2.54 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 56.2 IP, 81 K, 20 BB, 12.8 K/9, 4.05 K/BB
Great strikeout numbers for the reliever and he can help the bullpen if given a chance. ETA: 2020

34. Simon Muzziotti, OF (2019 Midseason Rank: 36)
Opening Day Age: 21, DOB: 12/27/1998
2019 Highest Level: Clearwater A+
2019 Stats: 110 G, 465 PA, .287/.337/.372, 52 R, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 21 SB,12.9 K%, 6.9 BB%
Muzziotti has good speed and is a slap-type hitter but with limited power. Will probably be more valuable in real baseball instead of fantasy. ETA: 2022

35. Connor Brogdon RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: Unranked)
Opening Day Age: 25, DOB: 01/25/1995
2019 Highest Level: Lehigh Valley AAA (across three levels)
2019 Stats: 51 G, 0 GS, 2.61 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 76 IP, 106 K, 24 BB, 12.6 K/9, 4.42 K/BB
Future reliever could contribute as early as this year. ETA: 2020

Tier 5

36. Jose Gomez, 2B (2019 Midseason Rank: 33)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 12/10/1996
2019 Highest Level: Reading AA
2019 Stats: 105 G, 374 PA, .270/.332/.363, 21 R, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 3 SB, 22.7 K%, 6.2 BB% (across two levels)
Could turn out to be a utility player for a big league team. ETA: 2020

37. Mauricio Llovera, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 34)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 04/17/1996
2019 Highest Level: Reading AA
2019 Stats: 14 G, 12 GS, 4.55 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 65.1 IP, 72 K, 28 BB, 9.9 K/9, 2.57 K/BB
Llovera could be a middle reliever in the future. ETA: 2021

38. Victor Santos, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 35)
Opening Day Age: 19, DOB: 07/12/2000
2019 Highest Level: Lakewood A-
2019 Stats: 27 G, 13 GS, 3.16 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 74 IP, 65 K, 10 BB, 8.4 K/9, 4.94 K/BB
Good overall numbers last year. Santos has good command and could move up if he shows well in A ball this year. ETA: 2023

39. Ramon Rosso, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 21)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 06/09/1996
2019 Highest Level: Lehigh Valley AAA
2019 Stats: 24 G, 24 GS, 4.46 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 123 IP, 116 K, 46 BB, 8.5 K/9, 2.52 K/BB (across two levels)
Rosso struggled in his first taste of Triple-A after a solid run at Reading. He struggles with command and doesn’t have an overpowering fastball. ETA: 2021

40. Gunner Mayer, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 40)
Opening Day Age: 19, DOB: 07/27/2000
2019 Highest Level: Gulf Coast Phillies West
2019 Stats: 4 G, 2 GS, 5.40 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 8.1 IP, 10 K, 3 BB, 10.8 K/9, 3/88 K/BB
Hard-thrower needs to work on command issues. ETA: 2023

41. McCarthy Tatum, 1B/3B (2019 Midseason Rank: Unranked)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 05/15/1996
2019 Highest Level: Lakewood A
Stats: 57 G, 227 PA, .254/.328/.366, 21 R, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 6 SB, 27.9K%, 9.1BB% (across two levels)
Potential utility player in the majors. He also pitched at Fresno State during his college years. If the dual-eligibility idea that Tampa Bay is trying with some of their players works out, maybe the Phillies will try it and Tatum could be a beneficiary of that development? I know it’s a long shot, but it may be worth taking a chance on Tatum in the deepest of leagues considering how valuable pitcher/hitter eligibility can be in daily format. ETA: 2022

42. Luke Leftwich, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 39)
Opening Day Age: 25, DOB: 06/09/1994
2019 Highest Level: Lehigh Valley AAA
2019 Stats: 29 G, 2 GS, 5.15 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 43.2 IP, 62 K, 20 BB, 12.8 K/9, 3.10 K/BB (across three levels)
Future reliever with questionable command. ETA: 2021

43. Madison Stokes, 1B/3B/OF (2019 Midseason Rank: 44)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 04/25/1996
2019 Highest Level: Clearwater A+
2019 Stats: 110 G, 448 PA, .242/.286/.373, 38 R, 10 HR, 42 RBI, 0 SB, 24.1 K%, 4.7 BB%
Bench-type role in the future, if he makes it. ETA: 2022

44. Juan Aparicio, C (2019 Midseason Rank: Unranked)
Opening Day Age: 19, DOB: 05/26/2000
2019 Highest Level: Lakewood A
Stats: 52 G, 195 PA, .303/.364/.457, 22 R, 2 HR, 25 RBI, 3 SB (across two levels)
Catcher on the small-side. Long shot to stick at at that position but he can hit. ETA: 2023

45. Nick Maton, SS/2B (2019 Midseason Rank: 47)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 02/18/1997
2019 Highest Level: Clearwater A+
2019 Stats: 114 G, 456 PA,.266/.349/.376 41 R, 7 HR, 51 RBI, 12 SB, 18.6 K%, 10.9 BB%
Utility-type infielder. ETA: 2021

46. Julian Garcia, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 42)
Opening Day Age: 24, DOB: 05/13/1995
2019 Highest Level: Reading AA
2019 Stats: 3.58 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 125.2 IP, 120 K, 30 BB, 8.6 K/9, 3.24 K/BB (across two levels)
The right hander was lights-out again in Clearwater but struggled a little when moved up to Double-A. Let’s give him another year to see what he can do in Reading since he looked pretty good in earlier years. ETA: 2022

47. Logan O’Hoppe, C (2019 Midseason Rank: 50)
Opening Day Age: 19, DOB: 02/09/2000
2019 Highest Level: Williamsport A-
2019 Stats: .45 G, 177 PA, 216/.266/.407, 20 R, 5 HR, 26 RBI, 3 SB, 27.7 K%, 6.8 BB%
O’Hoppe is good defensively and is eager to learn. His offensive numbers took a big step backwards in his 2nd year but he has a great work ethic and can move up the rankings with a stronger showing this year. ETA: 2023

48. Josh Gessner, RHP (2019 Midseason Rank: Unranked)
Opening Day Age: 19, DOB: 06/25/2000
2019 Highest Level: Gulf Coast Rookie
2019 Stats: 6 G, 3 GS, 2.84 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 12.2 IP, 17 K, 7 BB, 12.1 K/9, 2.43 K/BB
Recent International Signee out of Australia. ETA: 2023

49. Kyle Dohy, LHP (2019 Midseason Rank: 48)
Opening Day Age: 23, DOB: 09/17/1996
2019 Highest Level: Lehigh Valley AAA
2019 Stats: 47G, 0 GS, 5.32 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, 67.2 IP 105 K, 59 BB, 14 K/9, 1.78 K/BB (across two levels)
Dohy is a career reliever with great strikeout numbers but questionable command. ETA: 2020

50. Miguel Tejada, Jr., SS (2019 Midseason Rank: Unranked)
Opening Day Age: 18, DOB: 12/17/2001
2019 Highest Level: Dominican Summer League
Stats: 46 G, 162 PA, .156/.261/.248, 13 R, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 5 SB, 26.5 K%, 8.6 BB%
Tejada originally signed with the White Sox but the contract was voided when he tested positive for PEDS. If you’re in a deep league, take a chance on Tejada. He has speed and developing power and he’s a 2nd generation ballplayer. Any reader of @CorporalEddy‘s Tigers Top 50 Prospect article would know that “bloodlines” are a good thing in baseball. And look how that has worked out for the Blue Jays with Vlad, Cavan, and Bo so far.

Tony Bps Spina is a lifelong baseball fan hailing from the City of Brotherly Love - Philadelphia! Tony has loved baseball since 1980 and has followed the Phillies through good and bad times. Tony is married with 3 kids and works for a financial institution but has enough free time to play in 20 fantasy baseball leagues with 75% of them being Dynasty Leagues. He lives a few blocks away from Citizens Bank Park and attends many Phillies games per year in addition to their minor league teams in Lehigh Valley and Reading. He can be reached on Twitter at @TonyBps1.


  1. Thanks, Senormota! If Haseley was still eligible, I’d slot him in at the 5 spot. I expect similar numbers to Stott but would be less valuable coming from on Outfielder instead of the Shortstop position.

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