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Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #25

Deivi Grullon was selected the Readers’ Poll 24th prospect.  He received 61 of 331 votes (19% our lowest plurality so far). He finished comfortably ahead of Darnell Sweeney (51 votes, 16%).  It looks like Sweeney and Alberto Tirado will be the favorites in the next poll with Victor Arano close behind.  Tom Windle is the only player to receive votes in every poll.  However he is also suffering the biggest drop, from 9th in last year’s poll to “still falling”. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #25

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Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #23

Nick Pivetta was selected the Readers’ Poll 22nd prospect.  He received 91 of 346 votes (26%). He finished comfortably ahead of Jhailyn Ortiz (77 votes, 22%).  Deivi Grullon, Tom Windle, Victor Arano, and Darnell Sweeney with votes in the twenties and between 6-8% of the vote. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #23

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Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #21

Malquin Canelo was selected the Readers’ Poll 20th prospect.  He received 85 of 386 votes (22%).  He finished comfortably ahead of Ben Lively (69), and Nick Pivetta (51), and Jhailyn Ortiz (50).   Each received at least 13% of the votes cast. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #21

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Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #20

Thomas Eshelman was selected the Readers’ Poll 19th prospect.  He received 80 of 409 votes (19.6%).  It was a close race with Malquin Canelo (63), Ben Lively (51), and Nick Pivetta (46), each receiving over 11% of the votes cast.  All but two of the players listed on the poll received at least one vote (Garcia and Paulino).  Five write-in votes were cast (K. Martin, Z. Green, Moore, Walding, and Domonic Brown?). Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #20

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Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #19

Jimmy Cordero was selected the Readers’ Poll 18th prospect.  He received 100 of 391 votes (25.6%).  He out distanced a closely bunched group of three who contended for second place – Malquin Canelo (48), Nick Pivetta (48), Thomas Eshelman (45). Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #19

Open Discussion: Week of February 1st

Pitchers and catchers are just around the corner.  First official workout on the 18th.  Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The DH poll drew 350 votes.  As I had expected for a site that covers the prospects of a National League team, the vast majority (79%) were in favor of not introducing the DH to the National League, 277 nay v. 73 aye.

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