About a week ago, Mike Drago, of the Reading Eagle, posted a prospect list that he compiled from the input of media members who cover the Phillies and their minor league affiliates. I was honored to be included in Mike’s request of about 2 dozen writers. We were asked to –
- Rank the top players in the Phillies organization from No. 1 to No. 20, based on their present value to the organization and their major league ceiling/potential.
- Consider the player’s age and performance relative to each level he has played.
- Not include players who are no longer with the organization, nor players who appear to be in the majors for the long haul or have had significant big league time (example: Ken Giles, Mario Hollands, David Buchanan, Darin Ruf, Freddy Galvis or Cesar Hernandez).
- Consider players who appear to be up for a brief time and/or who are likely to begin next season in the minor leagues (Cameon Rupp, Ethan Martin.).
The following is the 2014 Phillies prospect list as published in the Reading Eagle. Players are listed with their position and current club. Continue reading Two Prospect Lists to Mull Over