Philadelphia Phillies Midseason Top 50 Prospects

The Phillies’ rankings went through some changes with graduations (Scott Kingery, J.P. Crawford, Jorge Alfaro , Nick Williams) or trades (Ricardo Pinto, Elniery Garcia). The biggest change, however, is right at the #2 spot, with Alec Bohm, showing up right out of college. It was a smart pick for them to replenish the offensive part of the system. The organization is stacked with young, talented pitching after having some success in the draft and with International signings. The offense is where the biggest concerns lie. All in all, however, the Phillies still have a very strong system with a lot of potential. All stats listed below are current up to July 23rd.

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 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. Sixto Sanchez, RHP
Age: 19, DOB: 07/29/1998
Team: Clearwater Threshers (A+)
Previous Rank: 2
Stats: 46 2/3 IP, 2.51 ERA, 45 K, 1.07 WHIP
Currently on the Disabled List for the Threshers with right elbow inflammation. Limited to only 46 2/3 innings pitched this year but is widely believed to have ace potential. It’s possible, the team’s reluctancy to trade him is the reason Manny Machado is a Los Angeles Dodger.

2. Alec Bohm, 3B
Age: 21, DOB: 08/03/1996
Team: Williamsport Crosscutters (A Short)
Previous Rank: Unranked
Stats: 64 AB, .250/.342/.297, 0 HR, 6 R, 7 RBI, 3 SB
Philadelphia’s 1st round selection this past June out of Wichita State. I reviewed Bohm’s potential here when he was drafted. He’s currently on the DL after getting hit on his knee from a pitch.

3. Jhailyn Ortiz, OF
Age: 19, DOB: 11/18/1998
Team: Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
Previous Rank: 7
Stats: 271 AB, .244/.305/.406, 10 HR, 35 R, 28 RBI, 2 SB
The big man picked it up after a slow start. Future middle-of-the-order slugger here.


Tier 2:

4. Adonis Medina, RHP
Age: 21, DOB: 12/18/1996
Team: Clearwater Threshers (A)
Previous Rank: 14
Stats: 78 1/3 IP, 4.48 ERA, 87 K, 1.24 WHIP
Medina started off slow but has also looked sharp in his recent outings. He participated in the Futures Game on July 15th in Washington, D.C.

5. Seranthony Dominguez, RHP
Age: 23, DOB: 11/25/1994
Team: Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
Previous Rank: 12
Stats: 16 2/3 IP, 1.62 ERA, 21 K, 0.66 WHIP for Reading and Lehigh Valley combined.  34 1/3 IP, 2.10 ERA, 44 K, 0.76 WHIP for Philadelphia Phillies.
Moved to the bullpen shortly after my Preseason Phillies Top 50 was released. Has continued his dominant season to the Major Leagues.

6. Adam Haseley, OF
Age: 22, DOB: 04/12/1996
Team: Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
Previous Rank: 8
Stats: 366 AB, .309/.367/.443, 8 HR, 65 R, 45 RBI, 7 SB
Recently promoted to Double-A, Haseley has been showing a solid hit-tool and some power this year.

7. Franklyn Kilome, RHP
Age: 23, DOB: 06/25/1995
Team: Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
Previous Rank: 4
Stats: 102 IP, 4.24 ERA, 83 K, 1.44 WHIP
Walks continue to be an issue for Kilome. The stuff is there but the results need to start improving.

8. Ranger Suarez, LHP
Age: 22, DOB: 08/26/1995
Team: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
Previous Rank: 6
Stats: 90 2/3 IP, 2.38 ERA, 66 K, 1.15 WHIP
Had a solid season for Double-A before being promoted to Lehigh Valley recently. Scheduled to make MLB debut for Phillies on July 26.

9. Francisco Morales, RHP
Age: 18, DOB: 10/27/1999
Team: Williamsport Crosscutters (A-)
Previous Rank: 13
Stats: 24 IP, 5.63 ERA, 27 K, 1.67 WHIP
Showing good strikeout numbers for Single-A again this year.

10. Enyel De Los Santos, RHP
Age: 22, DOB: 12/25/1995
Team: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
Previous Rank: 20
Stats: 95 1/3 IP, 1.89 ERA, 87 K, 1.08 WHIP for Lehigh Valley. 10 2/3 IP, 6.75 ERA, 8 K, 1.50 WHIP for Philadelphia Phillies.
Appeared in two games with the big-league team this year and didn’t look too bad.

11. Arquimedes Gamboa, SS
Age: 20, DOB: 09/23/1997
Team: Clearwater Threshers (A+)
Previous Rank: 48
Stats: 318 AB, .220/.313/.296, 2 HR, 36 R, 27 RBI, 5 SB
The young shortstop has done well this year both defensively and offensively. He jumped up in the rankings based on his successful year and future potential.

 

Tier 3:
12. Victor Arano, RHP
Age: 23 DOB: 02/07/1995
Team: Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
Previous Rank: 27
Stats: 2 IP, 4.50 ERA, 3 K, 2.00 WHIP for Reading and Lehigh Valley combined. 35 IP, 2.57 ERA, 39 K, 0.81 WHIP for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Doing very well for the big-league team’s bullpen. Has been seeing some high-leverage spots, as shown by his 3 saves. Could be a future lights-out closer.

13. Cole Irvin, LHP
Age: 24, DOB: 01/31/1994
Team: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
Previous Rank: 31
Stats: 117 IP, 2.69 ERA, 101 K, 1.06 WHIP
Strikeout ratio is up and ERA is down in his first year in Triple-A.

14. JoJo Romero, LHP
Age: 21, DOB: 09/09/1996
Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
Previous Rank: 26
Stats: 106 2/3 IP, 3.80 ERA, 100 K, 1.29 WHIP
Pitching well for Double-A in his first year there.

15. Jose Pujols, OF
Age: 22, DOB: 09/29/1995
Team: Clearwater Threshers (A+)
Previous Rank: 42
Stats: 320 AB, .288/.356/.469, 14 HR, 47 R, 44 RBI, 1 SB
While Pujols is still striking out a lot, his current rate of 37% is lower than last year. That, along with an increased walk rate and more power is what is driving him back up the rankings.

16. Roman Quinn, OF
Age: 25, DOB: 05/14/1993
Team: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
Previous Rank: 10
Stats: 96 AB, .296/.355/.449, 2 HR, 18 R, 11 RBI, 13 SB
Just activated from another DL stint. Quinn has so much talent but struggles to stay on the field. He would make a solid top-of-the-order guy if he can get in the lineup.

17. Spencer Howard, RHP
Age: 21, DOB: 07/28/1996
Team: Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
Previous Rank: 23
Stats: 76 2/3 IP, 4.46 ERA, 96 K, 1.30 WHIP
The former 2nd rounder is holding is own in Lakewood.

18. Darick Hall, 1B
Age: 22, DOB: 07/25/1995
Team: Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
Previous Rank: 17
Stats: 348 ABS, .253/.330/.483, 21 HR, 56 R, 74 RBI, 1 SB
Still showing the power he showed us last year.

 

Tier 4:
19. Dylan Cozens, OF
Age: 24, DOB: 05/31/1994
Team: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
Previous Rank: 19
Stats: 210 ABS, .229/.327/.476, 14 HR, 33 R, 34 RBI, 7 SB for Lehigh Valley.  12 ABS, .111/.238/.278, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 0 SB for Philadelphia Phillies
A lot of power but a lot of strikeouts too.

20. Kevin Gowdy, RHP
Age: 20, DOB: 11/16/1997
Team: Williamsport Crosscutters (A-)
Previous Rank: 9
Stats: N/A
Hasn’t pitched since 2016 due to injuries but has great potential.

21. Jose Taveras, RHP
Age: 24, DOB: 11/6/1993
Team: Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
Previous Rank: 15
Stats: 12 1/3 IP, 5.84 ERA, 9 Ks, 1.86 WHIP
Currently on the DL after a successful 2017.

22. Bailey Falter, LHP
Age: 21, DOB: 04/24/1997
Team: Clearwater Threshers (A+)
Previous Rank: 49
Stats: 63 2/3 IP, 3.39 ERA, 63 Ks, 1.15 WHIP
Currently on the DL, Falter is having a very solid year for Clearwater.

23. Luis Garcia, SS
Age: 17, DOB: 10/01/2000
Team: GCL Phillies (Rookie)
Previous Rank: 29
Stats: 76 ABS, .368/.415/.487, 0 HR, 13 R, 16 RBI, 3 SB
Great defender with some speed and a solid hit-tool. Could develop into a leadoff hitter.

24. Connor Seabold, RHP
Age: 22, DOB: 01/24/1996
Team: Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
Previous Rank: Unranked
Stats: 94 1/3 IP, 4.96 ERA, 90 Ks, 1.19 WHIP
Struggled a little bit since his promotion to Double-A but small sample size applies. In his 19 innings pitched for Reading, he has 18 strikeouts.

25. Cornelius Randolph, OF
Age: 21, DOB: 06/02/1997
Team: Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
Previous Rank: 21
Stats: 300 AB, .223/.315/.287, 2 HR, 40 R, 24 RBI, 2 SB
1st round pick in 2015 still trying to find his swing in Reading.

26. Mickey Moniak, OF
Age: 20, DOB: 05/13/1998
Team: Clearwater Threshers (A+)
Previous Rank: 18
Stats: 303 AB, .248/.280/.347, 4 HR, 32 R, 39 RBI, 5 SB
1st round pick struggling in Single-A.

27. Austin Listi, 1B
Age: 24, DOB: 11/05/1993
Team: Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
Previous Rank: Unranked
Stats: 328 AB, .329/.422/.540, 15 HR, 52 R, 67 RBI, 0 SB
Has showed great power and a solid at the plate this year over two levels.

28. Jose Gomez, IF
Age: 21, DOB: 12/10/1996
Team: Clearwater Threshers (A+)
Previous Rank: 22
Stats: 268 AB, .224/.260/.261, 1 HR, 25 R, 20 RBI, 5 SB
Struggling this year after posting better numbers previously. The talent is there though.

29. Deivi Grullon, C
Age: 22, DOB: 02/17/1996
Team: Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
Previous Rank: 34
Stats: 228 AB, .285/.320/.535, 15 HR, 24 R, 45 RBI, 0 SB
Eastern League Home Run Derby Champion is showing more pop this year. Could see a taste of the majors later this year.

30. Brandon Leibrandt, LHP
Age: 25, DOB: 12/13/1992
Team: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
Previous Rank: 35
Stats: 50 2/3 IP, 1.42 ERA, 32 K, 0.87 WHIP
Despite going back and forth between the starting rotation and bullpen this year, he has pitched well with a WHIP of .87 and a 1.42 ERA in 50.2 innings pitched.

31. Jan Hernandez, OF
Age: 23, DOB: 01/03/1995
Team: Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
Previous Rank: Unranked
Stats: 284 AB, .282/.341/.451, 11 HR, 52 R, 46 RBI, 6 SB
Eastern League All-Star coming into his own this year.

32. Kyle Young, LHP
Age: 20, DOB: 12/02/1997
Team: Team: Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
Previous Rank: Unranked
Stats: 48 1/3 IP, 2.98 ERA, 43 K, 0.99 WHIP
The 6’10” lefty is having a solid year for Lakewood.

33. Jake Scheiner, 3B
Age: 22, DOB: 08/13/1995
Team: Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
Previous Rank: Unranked
Stats: 348 AB, .287/.354/.457 10 HR, 51 R, 45 RBI, 7 SB
Showing a lot more power than last year with improved OBP.

 

Tier 5:
34. J.D. Hammer, RHP
Age: 23, DOB: 07/12/1994
Team: Clearwater Threshers (A+)
Previous Rank: 28
Stats: 3 2/3 IP, 7.36 ERA, 2 K, 1.64 WHIP
Currently on the Disabled List after throwing only 3 2/3 innings this year.

35. McKenzie Mills, LHP
Age: 22, DOB: 11/19/1995
Team: Clearwater Threshers (A+)
Previous Rank: 32
Stats: 71 2/3 IP, 3.89 ERA, 72 K, 1.41 WHIP
Striking out over a batter an inning again this year.

36. Matt Vierling, OF
Age: 21, DOB: 09/16/1996
Team: Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
Previous Rank: Unranked
Stats: 111 AB, .324/.356/.459, 2 HR, 16 R, 11 RBI, 5 SB
2018 5th round pick out of Notre Dame. So far over two levels of Single-A ball, he has a slash line of .374/.412/.516. Could project to a 20/20 hitter and could move fast through the ranks.

37. Abrahan Gutierrez, C
Age: 18, DOB: 10/31/1999
Team: GCL Phillies (Rookie)
Previous Rank: 33
Stats: 89 AB, .326/.351/.382, 0 HR, 10 R, 16 RBI, 0 SB
Solid defender working on the hit tool. Has potential to continue to improve.

38. Yacksel Rios, RHP
Age: 25, DOB: 06/27/1993
Team: Team: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
Previous Rank: 24
Stats: 12 1/3 IP, 5.11 ERA, 14 K, 1.86 WHIP for Lehigh Valley.  25 2/3 IP, 4.91 ERA, 23 K, 1.36 WHIP for Philadelphia Phillies
Middle reliever has been up and down between Triple-A and the majors this year.

39. Tom Eshelman, RHP
Age: 24, DOB: 06/20/1994
Team: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
Previous Rank: 16
Stats: 95 2/3 IP, 6.16 ERA, 72 K, 1.80 WHIP
Finesse righty has been struggling this year.


40. Nick Fanti, LHP
Age: 21, DOB: 12/30/1996
Team: Clearwater Threshers (A+)
Previous Rank: 11
Stats: 28 2/3 IP, 7.22 ERA, 18 K, 1.40 WHIP
Currently on the DL for the Threshers. Prior to the injury, was struggling to a 7.22 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP in 28 innings pitched.

41. Zach Green, 1B
Age: 24, DOB: 03/07/1994
Team: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
Previous Rank: Unranked
Stats: 312 AB, .288/.366/.554, 18 HR, 53 R, 57 RBI, 1 SB
Had an impressive first half with Reading, making the Eastern League All-Star team and was rewarded with a promotion to Triple-A.

42. Cole Stobbe, 3B
Age: 20, DOB: 08/30/1997
Team: Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
Previous Rank: 30
Stats: 43 AB, .209/.261/.349, 1 HR, 5 R, 7 RBI, 0 SB
Not showing much success in the minors after being selected in the third round in 2016.

43. Harold Arauz, RHP
Age: 23, DOB: 05/29/1995
Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
Previous Rank: 43
Stats: 105 2/3 IP, 4.94 ERA, 85 K, 1.40 WHIP
Arauz is struggling in his second taste of Double-A ball.

44. Ramon Rosso, RHP
Age: 22, DOB: 06/09/1996
Team: Clearwater Threshers (A+)
Previous Rank: Unranked
Stats: 90 1/3 IP, 1.49 ERA, 100 K, 1.04 WHIP
Opening some eyes this year with great strikeout totals. Slightly older for the level but is doing very well.

45. Drew Anderson, RHP
Age: 24 DOB: 03/22/1994
Team: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
Previous Rank: 50
Stats: 65 IP, 4.02 ERA, 53 K, 1.14 WHIP
His successful minor league numbers haven’t shown up in the few innings he has pitched in the majors.

46. Jonathan Guzman, SS
Age: 18, DOB: 08/17/1999
Team: Williamsport Crosscutters (A Short)
Previous Rank: Unranked
Stats: 116 AB, .216/.250/.319, 2 HR, 18 R, 11 RBI, 3 SB
A great defensive shortstop and, at only 18-years-old, has room to grow and develop.

47. Jake Holmes, SS
Age: 20, DOB: 07/02/1998
Team: GCL Phillies (Rookie)
Previous Rank: Unranked
Stats: 92 AB, .337/.382/.478, 2 HR, 13 R, 21 RBI, 4 SB
Good on-base skills and some power.

48. David Parkinson, LHP
Age: 22, DOB: 12/14/1995
Team: Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
Previous Rank: Unranked
Stats: 89 1/3 IP, 1.51 ERA, 108 K, 1.04 WHIP
Second straight solid season for the left-hander.

49. Trevor Bettencourt, LHP
Age: 23, DOB: 07/21/1994
Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
Previous Rank: 45
Stats: 17 IP, 3.18 ERA, 18 K, 1.35 WHIP
Doing well in his debut year in Double-A striking out over a batter an inning after a solid year closing for Single-A teams last year.

50. Daniel Brito, 2B
Age: 21 DOB: 01/23/1998
Team: Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
Previous Rank: 36
Stats: 292 AB, .250/.313/.339, 3 HR, 28 R, 27 RBI, 15 SB
Struggling for the second straight year for Lakewood. Has some potential to help in a utility capacity if it comes together for him.

 

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