Cam Perkins, 26, Phils 6th round pick in 2012; .288/.374/.447 in 257AB; 7HR 27RBI; 3SB; 10%BB/16%K; For Phils: .174/.232/.267 in 86AB; 61 games in the OF with 4 errors and 3 OF assists; 4 games at 1B without an error; Perkins continued to be a plus hitter and fielder at the AAA level but it did not translate to the majors in Perkins time with the big club this season. Perkins can be a competent #5 major league outfielder but I believe with the talent coming through the OF, he just as likely could be DFA’d in the offseason. Grade: B-
Roman Quinn, 24, Phils 2nd round pick in 2011; .274/.344/.389 in 175AB; 2HR 13RBI; 10SB; 9%BB/25%K; 44 games in the OF with 4 errors, 2 OF assists; I am at a loss for words on Quinn but Ill try. Another season cut significantly short by injury; When healthy (and that is almost never), he is a true talent. He hasn’t played a game since May. Grade: D-; 2018: Quinn is a guy the Phils are more than likely afraid to remove from the 40 because they will lose him because his upside is tremendous. He will likely stick around one more year to prove his health.
Andrew Pullin,23, Phils 5th round pick in 2012; .272/.327/.488 in 504AB; 20HR 69RBI; 5SB; 6%BB/17%K; For LV: .231/.280/.412 in 238AB; 6HR 23RBI; 20%K; 95 games in the OF with 3 errors, 2 OF assists; Pullin moved up to Lehigh Valley after raking for parts of the last two seasons in Reading and the AAA numbers were mediocre in the half season up with the ‘Pigs. Grade: B-; 2018: Pullin is Rule 5 eligible if not added to the 40. I don’t think he will be added, nor do I think he will be selected in the Rule 5. 2018: Lehigh Valley
Herlis Rodriguez, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .249/.314/398 in 357AB between Clearwater, Reading and LV; 11HR 34RBI; 10SB; .216/.259/.318 in 148AB with LV; 3%BB/24%K; 77 games in the OF with 3 errors, 7 OF assists; 6 games at 1B without an error; Rodriguez played well at Clearwater but them slumped in Lehigh Valley. The Phils likely wanted to see Rodriguez get some significant playing time in against high level competition as unless he is added to the 40 man roster, he will become a minor league free agent. I think it very unlikely he is added to the 40 man. Grade: C
Dylan Cozens, 23, Phils 2nd round pick in 2012; .210/.301/.418 in 476AB; 27HR 75RBI; 8SB; 11%BB/36%K rates; .194 vs LHP; .217 vs RHP; .165 last 30 days; .151/.273/.283 Post All Star Game with a 44%K rate; 109 games in the OF with 4 errors and 9 OF assists; Regress is too diplomatic a term to describe what happened to Cozens during the second half of the season. The numbers are mind bogglingly (is that a word?) poor. His power potential and athleticism rank at the top of the Phils prospects but any semblance of long term success is a real question mark. Grade: D; 2018: Lehigh Valley
Carlos Tocci, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .294/.346/.381 in 482AB; 3HR 52RBI; 4/9SB; 6%BB/15%K; For LV: Hit .189 in 53AB; 123 games in the OF with 2 errors; 8 OF assists; Tocci had an excellent season in Reading before struggling in the last month of the season for Lehigh Valley; Tocci will never hit for power but did a nice job hitting for average and knocked in 50+ with is a nice number for Tocci. His fielding remains outstanding. Grade: B+; 2018: I hope to see Tocci on the 40 man and in Lehigh Valley
Christian Marrero, 31, Signed as a free agent in 2017; Hit .348 in 46AB between Reading and Lehigh Valley after being signed late in the season due to a myriad of injuries in the majors and minors in the OF, leaving the cupboard bare. He did his typical professional job but likely will not be back.
Zach Coppola, 23, Phils 13th round pick in 2015; .285/.357/.328 in 485AB between Clearwater and Reading; 1HR 36RBI; 39SB; 10%BB/16%K; For Reading: .252/.330/.286 in 325AB; 125 games in the OF with 3 errors and 14 OF assists; After absolutely raking in Clearwater, Coppola earned the promotion to Reading and while taking time to adjust, continued to be an offensive catalyst when on the base paths. Still work needed adjusting to higher level pitching but outstanding defense and a lot of energy, which every team needs. Grade: B; 2018: Reading
Cord Sandberg, 22, Phils 3rd round pick in 2013; .268/.309/.431 in 362AB between Lakewood, Clearwater and Reading; 9HR 42RBI; 4SB; 5%BB/27%K; For Reading: .263/.282/.344 in 99AB; 4HR 11RBI; 88 games in the OF with 3 errors and 7 OF assists; After another poor year last season (at Clearwater), Sandberg actually went backwards to start this season and seemingly regained confidence at Lakewood and moved up two levels during the year finishing up at Reading and doing a decent job. Grade: B-; 2018: Reading
Jiandido Tromp, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .284/.328/.482 in 465AB; 18HR 64RBI; 10SB; 6%BB/23%K; .354 vs LHP; .247 vs RHP; .275 last 30 days; 109 games in the OF without an error; 4 OF assists; Tromp now was 2000 minor league plate appearances thru his 6 seasons in the organization and has methodically improved to the point where I believe him to be a legit prospect to be a #4 OF in the majors. He does everything well, strikes out a bit too much, but has good speed, plays a good outfield, hits for power and hit for a good average this season. Grade: B+; 2018: I believe it would be wise for the Phils to place him on the 40 man and move him to Lehigh Valley
Carlos Duran, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .211/.278/.303 in 323AB between Lakewood and Clearwater; 3HR 26RBI; 11/20SB; 8%BB/23%K; For CW: .181/.257/.260 in 127AB; 95 games in the OF with 6 errors; 8 OF assists; Duran received a good deal of playing tome between Lakewood and Clearwater and simply did not produce with the bat, regressing from where he was in 2016 with Lakewood; Grade: D; After 5 years with the organization in the States, I would not be surprised to see Duran released
Mark Laird, 24, Phils 9th round pick in 2015; .286/.338/.365 in 406AB; 2HR 27RBI; 11/20SB; 7%BB/15%K; .250 vs LHP; .297 vs RHP; .290 last 30 days; 98 games in the OF without an error; 3 OF assists; Laird does a very nice job with the stick hitting for average and if you watch him, he appears to be a very professional hitter; He must add an element to his game to keep moving forward, but has done enough to move to Reading; Grade: B-
Jose Pujols, 21, SIgned as a free agent in 2012; .194/.247/.305 in 325AB; 8HR 29RBI; 7%BB/43%K; 2SB; .172 vs LHP; .202 vs RHP; .234 last 30 days; 64 games in the OF with 2 errors; 4 OF assist; Simply abysmal. Grade: F; 2018: Pujols now has 1600 plate appearances as a minor leaguer with a K rate of 34% and has never hit over .241. He could be gone.
Cornelius Randolph, 20, Phils 1st round pick in 2015; .250/.338/.402 in 440AB; 13HR 55RBI; 7SB; 11%BB/25%K; .230 vs LHP; .258 vs RHP; .218 last 30 days; 108 games in the OF with 2 errors; 5 OF assists; The addition of significantly more power and run production this season made the season a successful one for Randolph, who did struggle at times. No reason to rush Randolph, back to Clearwater to start ’18, with the hopes of a mid season move to Reading. Grade: C+