10 days in and there is plenty to be excited about in the Phils minor league system to go along with areas of moderate early areas of concern. The numbers below are not enough to form an opinion but are enough to have a reaction.
So, with that said, here is a look at how the Phils top prospects have started. The rankings below are based on the Phuture Phillies reader pre season rankings.
- JP Crawford, SS, Reading–.342/.419/.500 in 43 plate appearances. 1HR 3RBI, 1SB, 10%BB/10%K rates. Crawford has been very solid thus far.
- Nick Williams, OF, Lehigh Valley–.174/.222/.261 in 27 plate appearances; 0HR 4RBI; 1SB; 7%BB/21%K rates. Multiple games lost to rain out have led to a very small sample size.
- Jake Thompson, P, Lehigh Valley; 2 starts, 0-2 with a 6.75ERA, 1.63WHIP, 5.6BB/11.2K per 9; One good start and one very poor start thus far for Thompson.
- Mark Appel, P, Lehigh Valley; Just one start by Appel so far and it was excellent. He threw 5.2 scoreless striking out five last week vs. Rochester. Next scheduled to go on Monday.
- Cornelius Randolph, OF, Lakewood, .121/.237/.182 in 37 plate appearances; 0HR 2RBI; 3SB; 11%BB/27%K rates. Started extremely slow but has had a good last few games.
- Roman Quinn, OF, Reading, .229/.308/.314 in 37 plate appearances, 0HR 1RBI; 4SB; 5%BB/22%K rates; Leading the organization in SB right out of the gate
- Jorge Alfaro, C, Reading; .464/482/.571 in 29 PA; 0HR 5RBI; 3%BB/17%K rates; Alfaro has multiple hit games in his last five consecutive starts and has played very well behind the plate.
- Franklyn Kilome, P, Lakewood, 2 starts, 0-2 with a 14.85ERA; 3.15WHIP; .433 opp avg; walking over a hitter an inning. One bad start followed by a horrific start.
- Andy Knapp, C, Lehigh Valley, Hitting .417 with a HR and 2RBI in 12AB. Has hit in 3 of his 4 starts for the ‘Pigs thus far.
- Zach Eflin, SP, Lehigh Valley, Allowed one ER in 6 innings pitched in his first start of the year, picking up the win. Scheduled to throw on Sunday.