Here’s an open discussion thread about minor league prospects. Phillies’ talk and other non-prospect discussion should remain in the Open Discussion.
This is an open format for any minor league prospect you want to discuss. Just to get the ball rolling, what is Angelo Mora’s future in the organization. This was asked before, and I was one of several who pointed out his defensive liabilities. I was probably harsher than most with my comments. But here’s a kid who has put up great numbers at two different levels this season and is continuing to impress into the payoffs.
- Angelo Mora, middle infielder
- Bats both, Throws right
- 5’11, 151 lb. (I think he’s heavier now)
- Born 2/25/93 (age 22)
- FA Dominican signed in 2011, age 18; played in the DSL
- 2012; GCL Phillies
- 2013; Lakewood (except for one week in June with Williamsport)
- 2014 Clearwater
- 2014; Dominican Winter League
- 2015 Clearwater until July 22nd, then Reading for remainder of the season
Mora carries a career slash of .251/.306/.347/.653. However this year he put together a .304/.326/.405/.732 in Clearwater in 241 plate appearances. After being promoted to Reading, Mora slashed .327/.411/.531/.942 in 131 plate appearances. He’s hitting .357 in the playoffs.
After playing predominantly SS in the rookie leagues, Mora split his time equally between second and short in Lakewood. At Clearwater, Mora was moved full time to second to accommodate Roman Quinn and later the arrival of J.P. Crawford. In addition to second and short, Mora has spent time at third, in left, and in right. He also boasts an ERA of 0.00 in one inning pitched, although 2 walks drove his WHIP up to 18.00. Mora posted a .986 Fld% at second while at Clearwater this season, and his career .963 is better than his career .947 at short. The other positions are SSS.