I am now working on the Texas Rangers Top 20 prospects list for 2017. The next team in line is the Philadelphia Phillies, to be followed by the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers,Oakland Athletics, and the New York Mets.
Use this thread to discuss the Philadelphia Phillies organization. Possible points for discussion include, but are certainly not limited to,
****The Phillies finished at 71-91, fourth place in the National League Eastern Division in 2016. It is fair to say that things are looking up, with youngsters like Maikel Franco, Odubel Herrera, Cesar Hernandez, and Tommy Joseph establishing themselves in the lineup while Jerad Eickhoff and Vince Velasquez established themselves as starters. What are your hopes for 2017? 75 wins? Can they get to .500 or better?
****What is your 2017 timeline for shortstop J.P. Crawford and catcher Jorge Alfaro? How much more minor league experience do they need?
****Personally I like Roman Quinn a lot and if he stays healthy he should be a productive player, with speed, OBP, and (eventually) more power than people currently anticipate. Agree or disagree? And can he actually stay healthy??
****What do you think of Nick Williams and his 19/136 BB/K ratio?
****Who is the better long-term investment, Dylan Cozens or Rhys Hoskins?
****As always, feel free to discuss sleepers or anything else Phillies-oriented.