Dylan Cozens was selected the Readers’ Poll 14th prospect. He received 119 of 464 votes (26%). He beat Carlos Tocci by 6 votes.
Cozens was signed on June 7, 2012 after being selected in the second round of the 2012 Amateur Draft with the 77th overall pick. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school and had accepted a football scholarship to Arizona University after playing only one year of high school football. He collected 7 sacks as a defensive end for his state champion team. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #15
Ricardo Pinto was selected the Readers’ Poll 13th prospect. He received 183 of 474 votes (39%).
Pinto signed with the Phillies as a free agent three weeks before his 18th birthday on December 28, 2011. He spent a couple summers at the Phillies’ Venezuelan Academy then jumped to short-season ball at Williamsport in 2014. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #14
Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics. Another slow week. Here are some random stories/thoughts to start the conversation.
Let’s see. Tim Lincecum hopes to hold a showcase in early February to show that he is able to pitch after recovering from hip surgery (link). Meanwhile, Cliff Lee hopes for the perfect fit while providing assurances that he will be 100%, but he may decide to sit out the 2016 season. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of January 25th
We finally have a decision on the 12th prospect in the Reader Top 30. After an unprecedented head-to-head run off between Scott Kingery and Ricardo Pinto, Kingery has emerged as the 12th prospect in the organization with 258 of 500 votes cast. The race was close all day, but Kingery was able to maintain a steady 52% of the votes since early afternoon. After I posted the last update at 6:00PM, Pinto closed to within 10 votes, but never got closer and trailed by 16 when I closed the poll. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #13
Well, I don’t if this has ever happened before. The Reader Top 30 experienced 3 close races in the poll for the #12 prospect in the organization. Virtual ties for third and fifth, and a true dead lock for the top position between Ricardo Pinto and Scott Kingery. So, in the absence of hanging chad and absentee ballots, we will do what Florida failed to do in 2000, head-to-head run off. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #12; Run Off
The Reader Top 30 has likely seen the last majority winner. It’s also quite possible that we have few plurality winners that exceed 30%. Rhys Hoskins’ selection as the organizations’ #11 prospect may be indicative of how contentious the remaining votes will be. Hoskins won comfortably with 122 of 440 total votes cast. He almost doubled the votes cast for 2nd place finisher Ricardo Pinto (66 votes), but Hoskins only garnered 27.7% of the vote. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #12
Zach Eflin received 177 of 392 votes (45%) and was selected as the #10 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Rhys Hoskins finished a distant second with 55 votes.
Eflin was drafted out of high school in 2012 by the San Diego Padres in the first round, the 33rd overall pick. The 6’4, 200 pound right-hander pitched 3 years in the Padres organization. He threw only 7 innings the summer he was drafted. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #11
Andrew Knapp received 355 of 527 votes (67%) and was selected as the #9 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Zach Eflin finished second with 66 votes. He is the early favorite to complete the top ten.
Andrew Knapp was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 41st round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft. He opted to attend Cal-Berkeley and three years later the Phillies made him their second round selection in 2013. The junior catcher signed and began his pro career in Williamsport. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #10
Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics. Another slow week.
The Phillies signed Anthony Vasquez to a minor league contract and came to terms with their three remaining arbitration eligible players – Jeremy Hellickson, Jeanmar Gomez, and Freddy Galvis. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of January 18th
Franklyn Kilome garnered 56% of the vote as he was selected the #8 prospect in the organization. He got 242 of 432 votes cast (56%). Andrew Knapp finished second with 123 votes (28%). Big drop off to 25 votes for third place Zach Eflin after that. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #9