This is a retrospective back on the Top 30 prospects list I wrote before the start of the season. My opinion is that anyone who puts their opinion out there should be accountable for that opinion, in this case rather than just ask whether I was right or wrong, but more why was it right or wrong. The goal is to explore things in the development of a prospect that can point to growth or regression. Additionally just because a prospect fails to live up to or exceeds expectations does it mean the base analysis was wrong when it was written.
The 11-15 range was filled with disappointment. There are a lot of high risk high rewards guys present and it did not go out well. Additionally I was flat out wrong in my evaluation in some places. As always the full list can be found here https://phuturephillies.com/top-30-prospects/mattwinks-top-30/2013-top-30/.
15. Dylan Cozens
Cozens is a freak athlete with plenty of raw power. He has a stiff long swing that will likely have plenty of miss in it, but he has some semblance of an approach. In the field he can stick in right with his plus arm for now but as a giant already it is hard to project him long term in the outfield. Even if he has to move to first the bat will play. He is likely destined for Extended Spring Training and Williamsport but could find a way to Lakewood at some point. Continue reading Top 30 Accountability : 11-15