Season Ending Top 10 Prospect Rankings


12063338_135814173439675_3292387557622015721_n

Here is my end of the 2015 regular season prospect rankings for the Phillies top ten prospects.

  1. J.P. Crawford-AA-SS- He’s the undisputed top guy in the system at this point. I have his arrival between June and September of 2016.
  2. Nick Williams-AA-OF- I still feel he’s the best player the Phillies got in the Hamels trade, which is saying a lot at this point. I see his time-table being fairly similar to Crawford’s. I think we see him in 2016.
  3. Jake Thompson-AA-P- Thompson was light’s out in Reading. He may open next season there, or in Lehigh Valley. I would think he’s a candidate to arrive in late 2016 or early 2017, right now.
  4. Jorge Alfaro-AA-C- He has healed quickly, and apparently well. How he does next season, probably back in Reading, will determine his time-table. Whether he’s a catcher or first baseman in the long-term also should be answered.
  5. Roman Quinn-AA-OF- Quinn is going to the Dominican Winter League to play some baseball and make up for lost at-bats in Reading. It’s hard to figure out how far behind he is from his injury, but I suspect he’ll still be a candidate for a September call-up in 2016, at worst.
  6. Franklyn Kilome-Short-A-P- Kilome probably has the best pure arm in the organization, and the faster he picks up the advanced skills of a major league pitcher, the better he’ll be. The question about him is whether he starts 2016 in Clearwater or Lakewood.
  7. Cornelius Randolph-Rookie-OF- The 2015 first round pick hit very well in his first professional action. It will be interesting to see if he makes the Lakewood squad.
  8. Zach Eflin-AA-P- Eflin’s season was pretty strong in the end, and he was good in Reading’s post-season. He definitely could crack the 2016 rotation at some point, and be a fixture for the future.
  9. Andrew Knapp-AA-C- He was projected as an offensive catcher, and his bat went off in 2015 in AA. With the light-bulb on bright now, he’s likely to be in AAA to start the season, and could be in Philadelphia by the end of 2016.
  10. Ricardo Pinto-A-P- Pinto was pretty excellent across both Lakewood and Clearwater. It would stand to reason that he will see Reading in 2016, and could maybe arrive in 2017 right now.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: