Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #35

Daniel Brito was your selection for the #34 prospect in the organization with 46 of 166 votes (28%).  Seranthony Dominguez (20 votes, 12%) finished second.  Tyler Viza (14 votes, 8%) finished third. 

Daniel Brito was signed by the the Phillies as an international free agent out of Venezuela on July 2, 2014 at the age of 16.  He spent some timer at the Dominican Academy before being assigned to the DSL Phillies for the 2015 season.

Brito was signed as a skinny 6’1, 140 pound shortstop for a pretty significant six figure bonus.  He posted a .269/.383/.344 slash in the DSL and split time on defense between second base and shortstop.  He was a flawless 1.000 at second in 24 chances and a sloppy .875 in 24 chances at short.

Brito came stateside for the 2016 season with the GCL Phillies.  He hit a little better and showed a little power while walking less and posted a slash of .284/.355/.421.  He spent the season at second base and fielded at a .964 clip, committing 8 errors in 247 chances.


Poll to date –

  1. J.P. Crawford
  2. Jorge Alfaro
  3. Mickey Moniak
  4. Roman Quinn
  5. Nick Williams
  6. Franklyn Kilome
  7. Sixto Sanchez
  8. Rhys Hoskins
  9. Dylan Cozens
  10. “C” Randolph
  11. Scott Kingery
  12. Kevin Gowdy
  13. Harold Arauz
  14. Andrew Knapp
  15. Jhailyn Ortiz
  16. Adonis Medina
  17. Mark Appel
  18. Nick Pivetta
  19. Ben Lively
  20. Alberto Tirado
  21. Elniery Garcia
  22. Nick Fanti
  23. Cole Stobbe
  24. Drew Anderson
  25. Andrew Pullin
  26. Carlos Tocci
  27. Ricardo Pinto
  28. Jordan Kurokawa
  29. Thomas Eshelman
  30. Jesse Valentin
  31. Jose Pujols
  32. Bailey Falter
  33. Victor Arano
  34. Daniel Brito

12 thoughts on “Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #35

  1. We are definitely in a place in the poll where 8 – 10 guys can get solid vote totals. After the top 3, there were a bunch of votes spread out over 10 guys or so. 8 votes was the most of that grouping. I’m not sure if any of this grouping will rise up and overtake Dominguez or Viza. We’ll see. I’m voting for Viza and have for a long time. Dominguez is a solid choice too.

  2. A lot of worthy guys here but I am going with the guy that has the highest remaining KWHIP Index with at least 100 IP and that is Llovera.

    You’d expect him to be in LKW this year at a 21 y/o and we will see what he does

    1. we might see Llovera at extended ST then pitch in WIL. LWD stuff looks full right now with Medina, Falter, Jojo, Paulino, Ranger and possibly Taveras and Irvin starting early in the season until both are bumped up to CLW if opening comes up.

      1. It’s a packed house in the pitching department but I give Llovera and Carrasco a shot at making LKW they are both older 21/22 and they both had 11 really good starts in the GCL and averaged better than a K per IP.

        Irvin is 23 so he with a decent spring may open with CLW.

  3. I’m sure my list differs from others, but I think Irvin, Canelo, Viza, Stephen, Numata, and Morales all have a shot of being good players. That they’re still on the board at #35 speaks to our impressive depth. Feels good.

  4. I can’t believe Viza is getting votes over someone that could be late first round, early second round talent if he was draft eligible at the time of signing.

        1. Well I can see your point…I can only assume proximity vs ceiling is what a lot of voters are betting on.

  5. Certainly fair to put Morales here or higher — top rated international pitcher and big bonus. Probably down-graded because he has yet to throw a pitch in organized baseball, even DSL. It’s always tough to appropriately rank the short-season U.S. guys, especially GCL league. Those who play in DSL as 16-year olds are tougher still. Those who haven’t played at all?

    We’ve had highly rated, big bonus guys in prior years who weren’t ranked highly here, based on DSL or zero play the year drafted: guys like Lenin Rodriguez, Daniel Brito, Gamboa. They come over to U.S. and are a little light on performance, because they are inexperienced and not filled out yet. So how to rank a 16-year old who hasn’t played a game?

    1. Allentown – I understand what you are saying but imho it’s easier to project a pitcher than a hitter.. What I mean is that anyone can see his velocity, see how much his secondary pitches move, etc. (Maybe project isn’t the right word) I feel like it’s harder to get a feel for a hitter, he may be facing inferior pitching yet if a pitcher is facing inferior hitting you are still going to walk away impressed seeing a 16 year old sitting in the low 90s. I think that all made sense haha

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