Well, the Mets have defeated the Cubs, and “Back to the Future” was 100% wrong about the 2015 World Series participants. Instead of discussing individual top prospects, I would like to pose a question. “Does the overall defensive play of catcher Kyle Schwarber in left field, give anyone pause when we talk about playing Jorge Alfaro in the outfield, or any defensive switch to accommodate getting bats into the line up?”
The above is just a suggestion for this week’s discussion. This post is reserved for the discussion of the top prospects in the Phillies’ organization. You can tout the merits of your favorite prospects, instruct us on why your ranking is superior, talk about a prospect who intrigues/worries you, ask about prospects you haven’t seen and don’t know much about, or anything at all as long as it is about the top prospects.
The Phillies are conducting another strength and conditioning program at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater. They ran one last year that included Carlos Tocci, Jose Pujols, and Malquin Canelo. Larry Shenk’s Phillies Insider Blog confirmed what I had learned last week. This year, eight young Phillies will take part – Pujols, Canelo, Franklyn Kilome, Ricardo Pinto, Luis Encarnacion, Deivy Grullon, Arquismedez Gamboa and Carlos Duran. The program starts on October 29th and runs through December 19th.
Mr. Shenk also reports that Cesar Hernandez (thumb), Jorge Alfaro (hamstring), and Mario Hollands (TJS) are all rehabbing in Clearwater.
And, 2015 high school draft selections Cornelius Randolph, Greg Pickett, and Lucas Williams will join take part in the Phillies’ Dominican Instructional League for three weeks beginning on November 1st.