Top prospect lists do a good job of showing the minor league talent in an organization. However, the cut off can arbitrarily cut off players who have graduated, but are important part of the organization’s young core. Given the small sample size nature of the spring I am not altering my Top 30 for this list.
So here is the list:
This group is very clearly a tier unto itself. Franco and Biddle stumbled a bit this spring, but they are going to be fine. Crawford is a stud and will be atop this list a year from now.
4. Cody Asche
Asche spent most of last year looking a major league regular in waiting. Despite hitting .180/.288/.400 this spring, his ceiling is still the same. As he adjusts to the major league game more he should settle is as a solid regular.
5. Ben Revere
Revere is another non-sexy name for the major league club. He lacks the upside of the prospects on the list, but at 25 years old he is close to establishing himself as a major league regular in center field, and was on pace for a 2 WAR season before injuries cut him short.
Tocci and Dugan combine a good level of upside and floor. They both profile as solid regulars and there is a chance that they both have a bit more ceiling left in them.
Pettibone has the stuff to be a #4 starter this season for the Phillies (if there is a roster spot for him). He offers more safety than those behind him on the list. His control could use some polishing up, but he keeps the ball in the park and can keep hitters off balance with a mix of solid offerings.
Altherr and Quinn round out the Top 10. Both offer a ton of risk, but there is upside here. Quinn could jump up this list with a healthy year, and Altherr could advance his stock by continuing to polish his game in AA.