PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 Poll for #30

Andrew Pullin  takes the 29th prospect slot in our poll.  He received 43 of 201 votes (21%).  Tommy Joseph finished second with 31 votes.

I updated the Industry Lists under Prospect Rankings for Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, Keith Law, and John Sickels. (Active pages Matt created.  Once I figure out how to add a new page, I’ll add Matt’s Minor Thoughts ranking with a link.)

The current poll’s 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
  17. Aaron Brown
  18. Franklyn Kilome
  19. Victor Arano
  20. Andrew Knapp
  21. Zach Green
  22. Severino Gonzalez
  23. Cord Sandberg
  24. Jesmuel Valentin
  25. Ricardo Pinto
  26. Luis Encarnacion
  27. Cameron Perkins
  28. Jose Pujols
  29. Andrew Pullin

The poll for #30 is up next.

38 thoughts on “PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 Poll for #30

  1. Chris Oliver. Still high potential. After this year we’ll know more, but we’re at high risk high potential territory.

  2. Pullin has more of a shot than Tocci, Cozens or Pujols… He is my breakout guy this year… Predicting .280 avg / 15 hr / 70 RBI… I’ll take the fundamental player over the one tooler every day of the week including Sundays and holidays.

    1. I can see the argument for Cozens and Pujols, but Tocci isn’t a one tool player. Defense, speed, and contact ability are all on the better side of average.

  3. Step right up and get your Ogando. How do I know it’s Ogando time? The Red Sox just signed another Ogando to replace the one they gave to the Phils.

  4. I chose Tromp for this number. He fields well. His hitting has improved. For his second time at Lakewood I think he will have a breakout year.

      1. I have Tromp 29th. The mix of tools is intriguing but the strikeouts are a pretty big issue to me. He’s had two stints in Lakewood, albeit short ones, and struggled both times. Even in Williamsport the strikeouts are verging on problematic.

        1. Tromp’s strikeouts are an issue, for sure, but pretty much everyone in this range on the list has some serious question marks. At least Tromp has actually flashed some tools in real games, more so than most other guys in this neighborhood on the list.

  5. It’s good to see this list still so strong near the end of the top 30. For the past several years we were really grasping at straws at this point. Wink’s top 50 list looks a lot less crazy when making ones own list. 50 actually seems like the right number and even he had to leave 4-5 deserving names off. Oliver, Liebrandt, Garcia, Joely, Tromp, Gamboa, Ogando, Hoskins and even a few guys not in the poll would have easily made our top 30 for the past few years. I agree w/Winks that KLaw’s 25 rank was an over correction to last years aggressive 14 rank, but it will only mean he’ll have to over correct again in 2016. Then again, subtracting those likely to debut in ’15 could take a toll…but a couple strong early picks, continued development and perhaps international signings could balance them out.

    1. KLaw starts every year’s new list from scratch. Does not use the previous year’s list for a basis..

    1. What do you see that constitutes ‘everything right’? I’ll grant you that he fields and throws well. But… the guy just doesn’t hit. He repeated Lakewood last season and only put up a .680 OPS, while striking out about 30% of his AB, hitting only 7 HR, and not being at all a threat to steal. His walk rate is nice and he hit a decent number of doubles, but the batting average also won’t cut it. If he doesn’t hit significantly better in CLW this summer, he is in serious danger of being a wash out.

      1. I agree but this is time he showed any life with the bat. Maybe he’s starting to get it. We can hope it would be nice to have some depth at 3rd.

      1. If walding can at least play 3rd that could get him a shot I seen a report saying he has a plus arm and glove. Feddy galvis is at ss might be starting and he didn’t he over 210 last yr.
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        1. The bar for offense is lower at SS than it is at 3B. If Walding doesn’t start to hit he’ll never get past AA.

  6. I believe were doing Top 40 this year? I know Im late to the party with this argument but we should stop the poll at 30 for the history of the site. Its always been 30 and we should keep it that way. Its a crapshoot now. I understand it just continues the discussion but I hate changing a good thing. I loved the idea of switching to a Sleeper List. My one cent.

      1. But suppose the Phillies sign Yoan Moncada late next week….does it bump everyone down one notch?
        And also that may mean number 40 is really 41, so we need to carry it thru to the top 50.
        Logical reasoning?

          1. I’ll vote for RAJ as executive of the year if they sign Moncado. I’m pretty sure I won’t have to.

  7. One thing I can’t seem to find, maybe someone has an idea where moncada would start. CW? Reading? He’s young but experienced. If he’s 2 years away we have to factor that in. If he got with tax 7 years 80 mil. about 11.5 mil a year but if the first 2 are in minors it’s 5 years 80 mil=16 mil per. Plus his first year may not be that great even if he is a future star. Big risk. Still want to take it though.

    1. It’s not a major league contract, because he’s under 23 years old. That $80 million would be bonus plus penalty. After that, he’s a minor leaguer, like any other minor leaguer. Once he makes it to the majors, the Phillies can arrange it that he is under team control for 6+ seasons, of course most of those will be arb years and if he is good, he’ll earn a lot in his later arb years, pushing the total cost well above $80 mill, but if he’s that good, it will be a great bargain.

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