PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 (40) Poll for #37

Willians Astudillo, whose .333 batting average was second highest in the SAL in 2014, takes the 36th prospect slot in our poll.  He received 36 of 177 votes (20%).  Elniery Garcia finished second with 29 votes.  Astudillo also struck out a meager 20 times in 465 plate appearances.

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
  30. Tommy Joseph
  31. Nefi Ogando
  32. Jiandido Tromp
  33. Joely Rodriguez
  34. Rhys Hoskins
  35. Brandon Leibrandt
  36. Willians Astudillo

The poll for #37 is up next.

37 thoughts on “PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 (40) Poll for #37

  1. Pointer, AA starting OF’er , only 23 yrs old, very good defender in all 3 outfield spots, and has power potential. Coming off a very good playoff series in Austrailia

    1. Yeah. I’ve been focusing on his Ks so much, I forgot he had 15 home runs in the FSL, a pitcher friendly league. I think he was 7th in the league and 2nd on the team behind Art Charles.

      1. He had 15 HR’s? Wow. I had no idea. I guess I wrote him off last year, but that’s pretty cool, and he’s certainly not worthless.

    2. I think Pointer is going to struggle in AA. He has some pop, but hardly the kind of power that will forgive a 25%+ strikeout rate. Even in the ABL he K’d 30% of the time and that’s not exactly a top league. If he can’t find a way to really improve his contact skills soon, he’ll probably have a rough time in Reading.

  2. Pointer is maybe the best athlete we have in our system. Will develop more power in the next 2 years. Can play all OF positions. Great arm and above all else great attitude. Nothing to worry about there as we do with so many of our “prospects”.

  3. I’ve been voting Garcia for a long time. Once he gets in, I’ll be voting for, Gabriel Lino, writing him in if he is still not on the poll. Lino threw out 42% of runners trying to steal (30 of them) and held his own with the bat in as a 21-year-old in Clearwater where he was almost 2 years younger than average. He has some power, will take a walk, and is developing defensively as a catcher. He is my pick for being “under-the-radar” and a “break-out” candidate for 2015.

    1. I’ll add him for you. But the reason he’s not on the poll already is I watched him play last season. He’s barely adequate at the plate (.223/.281/.303). And for a 5th year professional, his defense is shaky. I’ve had the good fortunate to watch Cameron Rupp (41% caught stealing in over twice as many chances) in 2012. And Logan Moore (41% CS in 2013, 36% in 2014 before going to Reading) who made the 2013 all star team even though he was hitting under .200.

  4. Astudillo you future starting CF , no kidding but did you see that catch he had there surprise the heck at of this guy

    1. Once Garcia gets on, I will switch to Gamboa. He is another guy getting mentions at other prospect sites at a higher level than this.

  5. I forgot about Lino. I guess there’s bias toward names already on the ballot.

    That said, I would like to keep voting until 50. It seems like there is definite interest.

    1. I have to create these polls manually. It’s a PITA. But I don’t think there’s a bias. I’ve provided 30+ names for most of the top 30 polls, more than were available last year. I’ve continued to add names as requested, but I had to remove the Other feature, the write-ins were becoming a waste of my time. With no further additions, there are 23 choices to fill the final 4 spots if we don’t continue.

      I’ll consider going to 50, but the interest is waning. And ST starts next week. Five of the last 6 polls were under 170 votes.

      The average vote from 1-10 was 356;
      the average vote from 11-20 was 295;
      the average vote from 21-30 was 243;
      and the average from 31-36 is 167, less than half of the votes than at the start.

      I’m going to add Lino for the guy who asked, but if we go to 50, he wouldn’t have been one of the names I would have added without a request. Under consideration for the next addition would be Jonathan Arauz, Daniel Brito, Malquin Canelo, Grenny Cumana, Joel Fisher, Carlos Indriago, Colin Kleven, Mark Leiter, Adam Morgan, Will Morris, Miguel Nunez, Jesus Posso (who I think is a better prospect than Lino), Ethan Stewart, Jose Taveras, Shane Watson, David Whitehead. Not all, maybe half.

      1. Those 167 are the most hardcore, though. Every single devoted follower of this website is voting every day, so I wouldn’t discount the results just because the voting numbers are lower.

        This is the greatest contribution that viewers have every year, and we thank you very much for keeping this running. Top 40! Woo! It’s a fun year for Phuture Phillies.

    1. Lets go to 50, and then do it all over again in five months, mid-season just after the draft!
      Just joking.

  6. If that picture of Willians had been posted BEFORE he won the last poll, I’m not sure he still wins. Yeesh, that is a ballplayer.

    Anyway, my next few are Garcia, Hiciano, and Murray.

  7. I was one of “Willians’ Millions”. Now I join “Ranger’s Strangers”. The pattern? Guys with cool names and freakish numbers. Take a look at Ranger’s walk rate and WHIP. A guy with that kind of control at 19 will find a place somewhere.

    1. I think you are right. He was projected as a 2nd rounder and slipped for a non-baseball reason to the 4th round. Certainly gives us hope that we might have another good pitcher lying in the background.

    1. Maybe he should change his name to AAAWalding and then he can be at the top instead. It works for the phone book


    2. Who would ever have thought a commenter named Sandusky would express such an unnatural obsession?

      1. whatever the guy created the best defense of all time haters can say what they want.

        ive spoken my piece on walding

        1. So your position is: the guy created the best defense of all time, haters can say what they want about him using his position of respect and authority to groom vulnerable children and then rape them in the team locker room?

          I think you lack a sense of proportion about sports.

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