PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 (50) Poll for #43

Adam Morgan takes the 42nd prospect slot in our poll.  He received 36 of 131 votes (27%).  Elvis Araujo and Miguel Canelo finished second with 14 votes each.

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
  37. Elniery Garcia
  38. Arquimedes Gamboa
  39. Chris Oliver
  40. Hector Neris
  41. Brian Pointer
  42. Adam Morgan

The poll for #43 is up next.

24 thoughts on “PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 (50) Poll for #43

  1. I am surprised that Jan Hernandez is not even on the ballot. I have him #30 in my personal top 30, but continue to vote for my personal #29, Gabriel Lino. I was pretty much in agreement with the pack for picks 1-28.

    Jan Hernandez was highly regarded one year ago at this time. So what that he struggled in low A ball as a teen-ager?The Phillies challenged him because he has talent. In my opinion he still has talent and MLB starter potential upside. I think we may start seeing some of that upside as he repeats low A ball as a 20-year old in 2015.

    1. I had a plan early on to get all of last year’s Top 30 on the ballot before we got to 20. I adjusted the plan as I received requests to add other players. Eventually, I decided to make sure I included all the players who were on the Top 30s that were emailed to me early in the polling. Until today, Hernandez’ name had only come up once, on the last Top 30 poll I received on January 12th (I’m guessing yours?). By then, I was only adding requests. When I expanded to 50, I just added some players of my choosing to offer a few more options to a possibly stale ballot. I certainly didn’t mean to slight Hernandez, I can add him if you want.

      1. Yes, it must have been my poll you received since I returned from a long overseas vacation on January 12 and sent you my list on that day with Hernandez on it at #30. It’s not a slight not to have him on the ballot if nobody will vote for him. I think I’ll be voting Lino for a long while. I’m made this comment because I am interested in hearing the reasons his backers of past have for not supporting him by now. Among other published lists, I found him only on Matt Winkelman’s, at #42.

  2. An unorthodox reflection: Adam Morgan 42nd pick – once a 3 or 4 and on the cusp of being a Phillies 2013 starting rotation member. Just think, 50 years from now, such a “serious” shoulder injury to him, Shane Watson, and virtually all pitchers would merely be a minor inconvenience – probably not missing more than one start, fully retaining their prospect status.

  3. Whitehead…..could use a better last name, but had him a notch below Leibrandt in my honorable mentions after my top 30. We are getting down to the low ceiling, or maybe someday guys now. I’d say Whitehead has a low ceiling but he’s a pretty good pitcher with MLB 5 or 6 SP stuff,

    If you could make a starting rotation with these type of guys you’d have Nola as your 1, Eflin and Lively as your 2, 3. Buchanan as your 4, Leibrandt as your 5, and Whitehead waiting in the wings. Again only if you could make up a rotation with bottom of the rotation guys….lol…..if we get rid of Hamels for position prospects, and don’t add any 1’s or 2’s prospects, in the next two years this could…….

    1. I watched him make his first appearances last spring. He looked good coming off his surgery/rehab. His FB bears down in the zone and I think it was 90-91. Physically he reminds me of Joe Blanton.

  4. We’ve got to be close to Grenny Cumana territory. Accidentally voted for Gueller, but will be voting for Cumana until he’s on the board.

    1. Serna might have an outside shot at being a utility IF, or a guy that shuttles between the majors and minors, but I don’t really see him as a prospect.

  5. There are so many guys here I can be convinced of. I went with Canelo but would be happy with Cumana, Arauz, Nunez, Hiciano, etc.

    1. Here we are in the mid-forties and still have quality prospects….how in the world can BP rank the Phillies as the 20th farm system! 🙂

  6. I mentioned KC Sarna because many of these “50 “prospects will never smell the Major Leagues….maybe KC Sarna can be Nick Punto…..if he played for the Cardinals, maybe he would. I attend many Reading, Iron Pigs, and even Crosscutter games, so I’ve seen alot of players. Aaron Altherr is the best athlete I saw last year, but unless he can start hitting…….so KC Sarna is a scrapper…..and if 25 is too old, then Rupp was too old last year…when you start “breakout” players, I’ll chime in…but the Philles DO NOT have 50 legit porspects

    1. After #30, the list gets iffy and there is a noticeable drop-off. A 26-year-old reliever who has not pitched above AA is #31?

      1. He’s 25, and sometime after he was traded to the Phillies his fastball jumped into the upper 90s, which changed his profile quite a bit. But even if there is a drop around #30, it doesn’t mean the guys after that aren’t worthwhile.

    2. Serna hit worse than Altherr in Reading, and certainly doesn’t have as much raw potential. Being a “scrapper” can only get a guy so far. Even a Nick Punto kind of career would be a big surprise for Serna, and that’s probably the best he can aspire to. Most of the guys on the list already have chances to be more than that, even if they’re further away.

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