Season Ending Top 10 Prospect Rankings


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.

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