2010 Philadelphia Phillies Top 20 Pre-Season Prospects in Review


2010 Philadelphia Phillies Top 20 Prospects in Review

Here is a review of the 2010 Phillies prospect list, originally published December 18, 2009. THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE OLD LIST AND PRE-SEASON GRADES. THIS IS NOT A NEW LIST.  The 2011 list and new grades won't be ready until the season is over and I start writing the book.

 

Here is a review of the 2010 Phillies prospect list, originally published December 18, 2009. THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE OLD LIST AND PRE-SEASON GRADES. THIS IS NOT A NEW LIST.  The 2011 list and new grades won't be ready until the season is over and I start writing the book.

1) Domonic Brown, OF, Grade B+:  .327/.391/.589 with 17 steals, 20 homers between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley.   .244/.244/.439 in the majors so far, with significant issues with patience. I love this guy; he's going to be terrific with some additional adjustment time.

2) Trevor May, RHP, Grade B-: Struggled at High-A Clearwater early, 5.01 ERA with 90/61 K/BB in 70 innings. Sent back to Low-A Lakewood, now 2.44 with 67/18 K/BB in 48 innings. Excellent stuff (157 K in 118 IP, just 87 hits) so it all boils down to control.

3) Phillipe Aumont, RHP, Grade B-:  Awful at Reading, 7.43 ERA with 38/38 K/BB in 50 innings. Demoted to Clearwater, 4.08 ERA with 60/36 K/BB in 57 innings. Command the big issue with this one too.

4) J.C. Ramirez, RHP, Grade B-:  4.06 ERA with 55/17 k/BB in 64 innings for Clearwater, 5.37 ERA with 52/21 K/BB in 67 innings for Reading, including 76 hits and 10 homers. He's capable of better but stock has dropped a bit.

5) Anthony Gose, OF, Grade C+:  .265/.328/.394 for Clearwater and Dunedin in the Blue Jays system, 39 steals but caught 31 times. I respect his speed and athleticism but he's still very raw.

6) Sebastian Valle, C, Grade C+:  .254/.298/.431 for Lakewood, 15 homers, 25 walks, 92 strikeouts in 406 at-bats. 33% of runners caught, error and passed ball rates are high. Not overly impressed yet but he's very young.

7) Domingo Santana, OF, Grade C+:  .182/.322/.297 for Lakewood, .249/.342/.385 for Williamsport in the New York-Penn League. Very toolsy but doesn't know how to play yet.

8) Tyson Gillies, OF, Grade C+:   .238/.286/.333 in 26 games for Reading. Just joined GCL Phillies for rehab assignment, missing most of season with bad hamstring. Gets a partial injury mulligan. NOTE: he was just arrested for cocaine possession; apparently his problems go deeper than injury.

9) Jarred Cosart, RHP, Grade C+:   3.79 ERA with 77/16 K/BB in 71 innings for Lakewood before going down with sore elbow. He was breaking through until the breakdown.

10) Antonio Bastardo, LHP, Grade C+:   1.93 ERA with 31/5 K/BB in 19 innings between brief Clearwater appearance and Lehigh Valley. 5.54 ERA in 13 major league innings, 14/9 K/BB. Still think he can be useful if he stays healthy.

11) Jonathan Singleton, 1B, Grade C+:   .293/.391/.478 overall.  The splits: .373/.460/.672 in first half, .237/.341/.342 in second half. Also has sharp platoon split. He's a fine fine prospect but he's not superhuman.

12) Scott Mathieson, RHP, Grade C+:  2.72 ERA, 22 saves, 73/21 K/BB in 56 innings for LHV, 40 hits. Excellent season.

13) Leandro Castro, OF, Grade C+:  .264/.313/.426 for Lakewood, 19 steals. Not a great year, but not horrible either.

14) Brody Colvin, RHP, Grade C+:   3.19 ERA, 110/39 K/BB in 124 innings for Lakewood, 115 hits. Very good year, and this guy could make a huge amount of noise in 2011.

15) B.J. Rosenberg, RHP, Grade C+:  Just 19 innings this year between Double-A and rehab assignments for lateral strain. Sample very small. 6.52 ERA, but also a 24/7 K/BB.

16) Jiwan James, OF, Grade C:   .278/.327/.369 for Lakewood, 30 steals but caught 17 times, plate discipline needs a lot of work. Love the tools though.

17) Justin De Fratus, RHP, Grade C:  Very good year, 1.57 ERA with 18 saves, 61/14 K/BB in 57 innings between Clearwater and Reading. Could help in pen sometime next year.

18) Zach Collier, OF, Grade C: Out all year with hamate injury.

19) Drew Carpenter, RHP, Grade C:  4.06 ERA, 95/48 K/BB in 126 innings, 129 hits for LHV.  He might be able to pull a Scott Feldman on us next year and surprise for a year or two until the league figures him out.

20) Johan Flande, LHP, Grade C:  4.49 ERA with 70/40 K/BB in 140 innings, 155 hits for Reading. Blah season.

Brown and Singleton are the hitting stars of course, and there is the usual Phillies collection of great athletes with suspect bats. Sometimes they pan out (Brown) but the flip side of Brown is Anthony Hewitt. The pitching is very interesting, with May, Cozart, and Colvin all positioned to make noise next year.

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