MLB.com Phillies Top 20 Prospects

Today mlb.com released their Top 20 prospects in the Philadelphia minor league system.  I will start by saying that mlb.com has always had the outliers on rankings and that I don’t always agree with their rankings.  That being said they do talk to a lot of people who see these players so there are things that can be taken away.

Here is the list with writeups, but for the lazy here is the list.

  1. Maikel Franco
  2. Jesse Biddle
  3. J.P. Crawford
  4. Roman Quinn
  5. Aaron Altherr
  6. Severino Gonzalez
  7. Carlos Tocci
  8. Ethan Martin
  9. Cesar Hernandez
  10. Dylan Cozens
  11. Deivi Grullon
  12. Cord Sandberg
  13. Andrew Knapp
  14. Kelly Dugan
  15. Kevin Munson
  16. Cameron Perkins
  17. Zach Green
  18. Tommy Joseph
  19. Austin Wright
  20. Mitch Gueller

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8 thoughts on “MLB.com Phillies Top 20 Prospects

  1. Strange list. How does Gueller make a top 20? Can’t really buy Wright at 19 either. At least Munson has proximity, but I’m not putting him nearly that high. Sort of low on Dugan.

  2. I’ve seen stranger top 10′s. Although, there’s a bif gap between Cozens and Green. That’s a little surprising.

  3. Yes, especially given the scouting grades for the two.

    Cozens – Scouting Grades: Hit: 40 | Power: 55 | Run: 45 | Arm: 45 | Field: 50 | Overall: 50
    Green – Scouting Grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 55 | Run: 45 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45

    According to their own scouting grades, Green’s hit tool is higher, they have the same power grade, Green’s arm is stronger, yet, They have Cozens at 10 and Green at 17.

    Their scouting grades for all the prospects seem a little strange to me.

    1. BA is all about projection. Scouting grades focus on both reality and projection. That may be what is confusing. In the long run BA feels that Cozens will be that much better than Green.

  4. Cozens still carries that toolsy rep as a former two sport star. Concerns about Green’s hit tool and ridiculous K rate negate his positional advantage. This is a critical year for Green; he could leap into our top 5 or drop into anonymity.

    Not sure what their issue with Dugan is but his bat is one of the surest bets in our system.

    1. I would disagree that this year is critical for Green. He just turned 20. I’m sure the Phillies don’t view this as a make or break season for him either. As with most 20-year olds who haven’t even played a full season, there is a still a lot of development that needs to take place.

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