PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 (50) Poll for #44

Elvis Araujo takes the 43rd prospect slot in our poll.  He received 22 of 158 votes (14%).  Samuel Hiciano finished second with 20 votes

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
  43. Elvis Araujo

The poll for #44 is up next.

11 thoughts on “PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 (50) Poll for #44

    1. What great swing? He struck out in almost 1/3 of his AB and couldn’t get his BA up to .240, while repeating a level. How does that translate into quality swing? To me, it translates into ‘poor contact and pitch recognition skills’. If you enjoy watching him take BP, that’s fine. LGJ is also a BP wonder. I haven’t voted for him, either.

    2. Perhaps you could make a stronger argument than his quality swing and coming on hard last season. Based on the numbers last year, he showed only mild improvement at the plate while repeating a level. It was really disappointing.

      There are lots of guys on this list who have one or two things they are really good at. It seems to me that Walding has some things he has good at but has also shown he cannot translate it to success on the field.

      I am voting for Canelo – he is almost exactly two years younger than Walding, plays a more difficult position on the field and last year (albeit in a smaller sample size) had the same offensive performance as Walding while in Lakewood. I would take Canelo every day of the week over Walding.

      All that said, I really hope Walding puts it all together this year. It seems like he has the potential.

    3. Honestly, to me, there’s at least the possibility that Walding will be released in ST if the Phils decide to play Green at 3B full time. Its probably not likely since Green is playing 1B also but you never know. The reality is that Walding has not hit enough.

      1. I recall reading that Green’s time at 1B was simply to allow his injury to heal. The Phils consider him a 3B and if he spends anytime at 1B this year, it is more than likely a continuation of letting the back/hip heal.

  1. Jim, you are #1 on my prospect list. Your a workhorse with writing and subject-matter talent. One of these years, I’m going to get to CLW for ST and I’ll seek you out to buy you and your wife a beer or whatever you both drink. Thanks for all you do for this site.

    1. Those thumbs down people must be beautiful women who are devastated to discover Jim is married.

  2. I had thrown Whitehead some votes previously but voted for Nunez this time. Easy to go multiple ways at this point. Canelo could also turn out to be a good player six months from now. There are still guys, even this low, who could potentially become major leaguers. This will be a big season for lots of guys in determining which way they go. Some of these guys though are 4A types at best to me. Pointer? I like him and all but I don’t see it.

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