Luis Carrasco, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2013; 10 starts, 3-3 with a 3.33ERA between Williamsport and Lakewood; 51.1IP 44H 24BB 31K; .230 opp avg; 1.32WHIP; 1.54 GO/AO; 4.2BB/5.4K per 9; 4 starts for Lakewood; 1-3 with a 4.43ERA; .280 opp avg; 1.52WHIP; 4.4BB/4/7K per 9; Adequate season for Carrasco who threw well enough in Williamsport to join Lakewood. After dominating in the GCL in 2016, he looked much more average against more advanced competition. Grade: C+; 2018: Lakewood
Bailey Falter, 20, Phils 5th round pick in 2015; 21 starts, 8-7 with a 2.99ERA; 114.1IP 117H 23BB 105K; .270 opp avg; 1.22WHIP; 1.10GO AO; .331 vs LHH, .231 vs RHH, .220 last 30 days; 1.8BB/8.3K per 9; A very strong year for Falter who is a good example of what outstanding command can do. His extremely low walk rate allowed for an increased occasional margin for error when challenging hitters. Grade: B+; 2018: Clearwater
Adonis Medina, 20, Signed as a free agent in 2014; 22 starts, 4-9 with a 3.01ERA; 119.2IP 103H 39BB 133K; .227 opp avg; 1.19WHIP; 1.22 GO/AO; 3.0BB/10.0K per 9; .258 vs LHH .200 vs RHH, .204 last 30 days; .214 with RISP; Outstanding year for Medina who albeit with a poor won/loss record, continued show progress and potential as a top of the rotation starter in the upcoming years. Grade: A-; 2018: Clearwater
Nick Fanti, 20, Phils 31st round pick in 2015; 21 starts, 9-2 with a 2.54ERA; 120.1IP 87H 28BB 121K; .200 opp avg; 0.96 WHIP; 0.70GO/AO; 2.1BB/9.1K per 9; 10 starts Post All Star game, 2.88ERA and .221 opp avg; After spending two seasons in the GCL, Fanti moved to Lakewood and was tremendous, allowing 2 runs or less in 12 of his 21 starts. There was concern that he would slow down in the second half but proved the doubters wrong, including throwing a no hitter July 17th. Grade: A; Certainly Clearwater…I see one of the Medina/Falter/Fanti trio double bumping to Reading.
Felix Paulino, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2014; 28 games (15 starts); 5-9 with a 4.53ERA; 97.1IP 100H 29BB 87K; .269 opp avg; 1.33WHIP; 1.53GO/AO; 2.7BB/8.0K per 9; .285 vs LHP, .255 vs RHP; .178 last 30 days; Paulino pitched extremely well towards the end of the year, but generally a very average year. He does show promise. Grade: C; 2018: Lakewood to start
Alejandro Requena, 20, Acquired from Colorado in 2017; 21 starts in South Atlantic League between Ashville and Lakewood; 9-4 with a 2.74ERA; 128IP 109H 25BB 104K; .235 opp avg; 1.05WHIP; 1.8BB/7.3K per 9; .263 vs LHH, .223 vs RHH; Not enough work with Lakewood to pass educated judgment but early returns were as positive as his numbers this year. The Phils will have a glut of starters with the numbers to move to Clearwater from Lakewood and Requena is in that mix with a double jump not outside the realm of possibility.
Kyle Young, 19, Phils 22nd round pick in 2016; 13 games, 7-2 with a 2.77ERA; 65IP 58H 15BB 72K; .237 opp avg; 1.12WHIP; 1.42GO/AO; 2.1BB/10.0K per 9; .231 vs LHH, .240 vs RHH, .267 last 30 days; Excellent season for the 19 year old lefty with Randy Johnson like stature. There is a whole lot of talent there to develop. Grade: A; 2018: Lakewood
Will Stewart, 20, Phils 20th round pick in 2015; 13 starts; 4-2 with a 4.18ERA; 60.1IP 64H 25BB 58K; 3.7BB/8.7K per 9; .267 opp avg; 1.48WHIP; 3.07GO/AO; .258 vs LHH; .272 vs RHH, .318 last 30 days; After two years in the GCL, STewart was solid this season in the Williamsport rotation. Its going to be quite a numbers game at the lower levels and where Stewart begins likely will have plenty to due with how he looks in the Spring. Grade: B-
Julian Garcia, 22, Phils 10th round pick in 2016; 14 starts; 4-5 with a 3.90ERA; 60IP 47H 29BB 82K; .217 opp avg; 1.27WHIP; 0.74GO/AO; 4.3BB/12.3K per 9; .258 vs LHH, .188 vs RHH, .253 last 30 days; Garcia’s numbers ended up looking pretty good after spending his second season in Williamsport. He walks too many hitters but also has the ability to strike out more than a few, which leads me to be a transition back to the bullpen may be in the offing. Grade: B-; 2018: Lakewood
Andrew Brown, 19, Phils 13th round pick in 2016; 13 games (10 starts); 4-4 with a 3.11ERA; 63.2IP 56H 19BB 47K; .236 opp avg; 1.18 WHIP; 2.7BB/6.6K per 9; .274 vs LHH, .206 vs RHH, .260 last 30 days; Brown threw very well this year as a starter after appearing exclusively as a reliever in the GCL in 2016. Grade: B; 2018: Lakewood but cognizant of likely innings limitations.
Spencer Howard, 21, Phils 2nd round pick in 2017; 9 games, 1-1 with a 4.45ERA; 28.1IP 22H 15BB 40K; .214 opp avg; 1.41WHIP; 4.8BB/12.7K per 9; .211 vs LHH, .217 vs RHH, .157 last 30 days; Unhittable at times, the opposition did damage because of Howard’s lack of control. The free passes need to come drastically down long term. Grade: C; 2018: Lakewood
Ramon Rosso, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2015; 6 games (5 starts) between GCL and Williamsport; 1-0 with a 2.33ERA; 27IP 19H 12BB 36K; 4.0BB/12.0K per 9; 1.15WHIP; .201 opp avg; Rosso was strong in his limited work stateside. He impressed in the Dominican League before coming across. 2018: Lakewood
Jose Jiminez, 19, Signed as a free agent in 2015; 10 games (6 starts); 2-2 with a 5.59ERA; 38.2IP 44H 18BB 24K; .293 opp avg; 1.60 WHIP; 4.2BB/5.6K per 9; .257 vs LHH, .304 vs RHH; Mediocre results with command issues in Jiminez’s debut stateside. Grade: C-; 2018: GCL
Ethan Lindow, 18, Phils 5th round pick in 2017; 8 starts, 2-2 with a 4.55ERA: 27.2IP 26H 12BB 34K; 3.9BB/11.1K per 9; .250 vs LHH, .239 vs RHH, 1.37 WHIP; 0.96 GO/AO; Decent debut for Lindow who showed he could overpower hitters at times at this level. Grade: C+; 2018: Williamsport
Jhordany Mezquita, 18, Phils 8th round pick in 2017; 9 starts, 3-0 with a 0.72ERA; 37.2IP 20H 12BB 35K; .160 opp avg; 0.85WHIP; 2.9BB/8.4K per 9; .222 vs LHH, .155 vs RHH, Excellent professional debut for Mezquita who may prove to be a real steal for the Phils. Grade: A; 2018: May start at Lakewood to get early season innings with potential drop back to Williamsport
Francisco Morales, 17, Signed as a free agent in 2016; 10 games (9 starts); 3-2 with a 3.05ERA; 41.1IP 34H 20BB 44K; .225 opp avg; 1.31 WHIP; 4.4BB/9.6K per 9; .255 vs LHH, .210 vs RHH; Very strong professional debut for the 17 year old. Grade: B+; 2018: WIllaimsport
Sandro Rosario, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2015: 11 games (7 starts); 1-4 with a 4.22ERA; 49IP 66H 19BB 37K; .330 opp avg; 1.73WHIP; 3.5BB/6.8K per 9; .333 vs LHH, .329 vs RHH; Rosario, already old for the GCL was way too hittable; Grade: D; 2018: If he is back, it will be in the GCL
Manuel Silva, 18, Signed as a free agent in 2015; 9 starts, 6-0 with a 2.60ERA; 45IP 42H 14BB 30BB; .261 opp avg; 1.24WHIP; 2.03 GO/AO; 2.8BB/6.0K per 9; .235 vs LHH, .268 vs RHH; The peripherals arent quite as jaw dropping as the W/L and ERA, however a very good debut for Silva. Grade: B+; 2018: WIlliamsport