Adam Haseley was your selection as the #6 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Haseley received 113 of 272 votes (42%). Adonis Medina finished second (72 votes, 26%). Roman Quinn and Franklyn Kilome finished in a dead heat for third with 21 and 20 votes each (7%). Thirteen players split the remaining 46 votes.
Adam Haseley was the Phillies’ first round selection in the 2017 Amateur Draft (#8 overall) out of the University of Virginia. He was a member of the USA Under-14 Team in 2010 and a member of the 2014 USA National High School Invitational championship team. He was named to the IBAF All-Star Team as an outfielder and was Team USA’s leading hitter.
At Virginia, Haseley earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors in 2015. In 2016, he ranked second in the ACC in ERA (1.73) and ninth nationally. He was named Third-Team All-American by Baseball America and NCBWA. In 2017, he was named First-Team All-American (as an outfielder) by ABCA, Baseball America, and D1Baseball; Second-Team All-American (utility) by Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game; and First-Team All-ACC (OF). He batted .390/.491/.659/1.150 with 14 home runs and 56 RBIs leading his team in batting, hits, home runs, runs, doubles, walks and total bases.
Haseley began his professional career by tearing up the GCL .583/.643/.833/1.476 in just 3 games. He posted a reasonable .270/.350/.380/.7.30 at Williamsport before tapering off at Lakewood. The long season comprising his junior collegiate year and 58 professional games likely took its toll.
Haseley had a combined .284/.357/.405/.761 across 3 minor league levels. He walked 22 times (8.9%) and struck out 44 (17.9%) times in 246 plate appearances. He hit 3 HR, 28 RBI, and stole 6 bases in 11 attempts.
A two-way performer in college, Haseley will only need to focus on preparation as a position player in the off season for the first time in his baseball career. He will likely begin the 2018 campaign with the Clearwater Threshers.
Next up is your selection for the #7 prospect in the organization, no additional prospects.
2018 Readers’ Poll, so far –
- Sixto Sanchez
- Scott Kingery
- J.P. Crawford
- Jhailyn Ortiz
- Jorge Alfaro
- Adam Haseley
I can’t help but notice that after Sanchez at #1, we have position players in the next five spots. The trend here seems to be for position players with proximity to the majors over our promising corps of young pitchers, not named Sanchez. This is by no means meant as a criticism or any sort of negative. It’s just an observation. One that I formed a couple days ago, and waited to see if the votes continued to this most recent conclusion. It will be interesting to see how the Haseley votes disperse in the next poll. Medina? Quinn? Kilome? Or some other prospect?