PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 for #17

Aaron Altherr garners 77 of 301 votes (25%) and finishes 28 votes ahead of Aaron Brown for the distinction of being the 16th prospect in the organization. The selections so far are listed below.

  1. J.P. Crawford
  2. Aaron Nola
  3. Maikel Franco
  4. Roman Quinn
  5. Zach Eflin
  6. Ben Lively
  7. Jesse Biddle
  8. Kelly Dugan
  9. Tom Windle
  10. Yoel Mecias
  11. Deivi Grullon
  12. Matt Imhof
  13. Dylan Cozens
  14. Carlos Tocci
  15. Odubel Herrera
  16. Aaron Altherr

Denton Keys, Jiandido Tromp, and Tyler Viza have been added to poll #17.  Any write in votes can be added in the comments section.


38 thoughts on “PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 for #17

  1. Knapp once again and sorry I call Herrara a career utility player not Athlerr who has the chance to be a solid player in the big league.

  2. Tyler Viza…he’s a prospect? Seems like a stretch to me.

    Tromp has at least shown some power. And Keys was an 11th round pick, who had good numbers in Rookie Ball last year.

    But Viza? A 32nd round pick, who lost 17 games last year in Lakewood…

    Just curious, why did you add him? Are there great scouting reports on him, that I haven’t seen? Did he receive a bevy of write-in votes?

    1. Viza and Keys were part of the same draft class and are the same age, yet Viza was sent to Lakewood last year while Keys stayed back in the GCL. That alone tells me that Viza is probably the better prospect between the two.

      Also, hidden behind Viza’s 5.29 ERA was a 3.48 FIP. He showed some groundball tendencies and walked under 2 batters per 9.

    2. When I stopped adding names, I had said I would address the write ins and email requests when I started again. I got email on Tromp, and Viza has been on the last few polls as a write in (not a bevy, but persistent). Keys I saw in the GCL and I liked what I saw. BTW, if anyone is wondering, I discontinued the write in feature because a lot of the entries were ridiculous. If people want to make those kinds of requests, they can do it publicly.

    3. I saw Viza pitch several times last season. he rarely breaks 90. got very few sing and misses and his outs were very hard hit balls. he looked completely over matched both times that i saw him.

  3. Kilome again.

    I’d like to believe in Brown, I really would, but the K rate is scary and the fact that he’s a college draftee means he has little time to fix things. Unless he somehow transforms into a slightly more selective hitter while also progressing at the plate–which is unlikely–I don’t know if I see a route to the big leagues for him. But as always: I very much hope I’m wrong.

    1. I have Arano ahead of Kilome agree with you on Brown and Hoskins. Both will have to pull off an Asche this year and hope they find their way to Reading before the season ends.

  4. Can anybody name one everyday big leaguer who had two subpar minor league seasons? You can barely find a regular who has had one poor season. Everyday big leaguers usually tore up minor league pitching.

    1. Though SSS, there are MLB players who’s first rookie ball year were not anything to write home about.

    1. Not necessarily a bad thing. Lower expectations for a pitcher of Gonzalez’s caliber means he could shock us all and be a decent bottom end starter.

  5. If I’ve learned anything about college hitters it would be not to judge them too harshly for a poor few hundred PA’s in the GCL or WPT. Conversely I don’t get too excited about an impressive few hundred PA’s in either league.

    College hitters I think will prove their mettle in the FSL in the follow up year.

    1. As did Cody Asche- when i saw him play for Wport, he looked lost and his stats were awful. I was stunned when he started the next season in CW. Obviously the Phils knew more than I did.

  6. Arano here just above Severino. I have Kilome lower. Arano only has a little lower ceiling in my opinion than Kilome, but a lot better shot at making it, and has a floor of middle reliever. Similarly Sev has a high floor and a good chance as #4/5 starter. Kilome, as much as we’d like him to succeed, has a lot of time for things to go wrong.

  7. For me its Aaron Brown again, possibly for the last time, and Green next up with Arano and Kilome after that.

    Finalizing my spring training trip at this very moment…..

  8. I actually voted for Arano here, as I have for the past few votes, but I’m surprised that no one is even mentioning Valentin and that he’s getting only a vote here or there. There are some scouts that like him in our top ten (BA has him #8 ahead of Kilome). He seems to be a very good athlete with a major league pedigree, and he OPSed .779 for the Dodgers A team last year with a balanced approach and 24 steals. He might be limited to second base, which I realize limits his value if things don’t break right, but he looks like someone that could continue to improve his switch hitting and really make a name for himself in the organization this year. Seems like he should be in the discussion and has shown more than guys like Green and Sandberg.

  9. Although I didn’t vote for him here, I’m surprised Elniery Garcia isn’t even sniffing a vote at this stage of the voting process.

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