Adonis Medina was your selection as the #7 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Medina received 127 of 259 votes (49%). Franklyn Kilome finished second (38 votes, 15%). Mickey Moniak finished third (29, 11%), Roman Quinn finished fourth (25, 10%), and JoJo Romero finished fifth (21, 8%). Eleven players split the remaining 19 votes.
Adonis Medina was signed as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic on May 29, 2014 at the age of seventeen.
In the DSL in 2014, Medina posted a 1.37 ERA and 0.987 WHIP in 11 games and 26.1 innings. He issued 4 walks (1.4 BB/9) and struck out 22 (7.5 K/9). He made 2 starts, had 7 finishes, a 2-3 record, and 1 save. He was invited to Fall Instructs where I saw him throw his FB a consistent 88-89 mph, peaking at 90 mph.
In 2015, Medina made 8 GCL starts, 10 total appearances. This marked his transition to a full time starter. His two non-starts were following a rehab inning by and following a rain delay. He posted a 2.98 ERA and 1.191 WHIP in 45.1 innings. He issued 12 BB (2.4 BB/9), struck out 35 (6.9 K/9) and posted a 3-2 record. Medina’s FB velocity increased to 90-94 mph, and was reported to have touched 96 mph. He was showing the beginnings of an advanced CB and also threw a CH. During Instructs, I had him at FB 92-93, CH 85, CB 76-77.
In 2016, Medina pitched for Williamsport. He posted a 2.64 ERA and 1.098 WHIP in 13 starts, 64.2 innings. He posted a 5-3 record, but the numbers that raised concern were his 24 BB (3.3 BB/9) and 34 K (4.7 K/9). He maintained a low 90s FB that touched 95-97 mph as well as his CH and CB. He made a third trip to Instructs and threw his FB 92-95 mph.
Medina’s highlight in 2016 was a combined one-hitter in which he came within 2 outs of a no-hitter.But in June, Medina came within 2 outs of a no-hitter. Additionally, he didn’t allow a run in his first three starts (21.0 innings) that season.
Medina spent 2017 in Lakewood. He rebounded with some very good numbers. He posted a 3.01 ERA and 1.187 WHIP in 22 starts, 119.2 innings. He issued 39 walks (2.9 BB/9%) and struck out 133 (10.0 K/9). He FB maintained its low 90s velocity touching 95-97 mph, but he ran into some bad luck posting a 4-9 record.
Medina will most likely start in Advanced A in 2018 with a mid-season call-up to Reading. He becomes Rule 5 eligible after the 2018 season.
Next up is your selection for the #8 prospect in the organization with Kyle Young, Darick Hall, Cole Irvin, and Nick Fanti added to the poll.
2018 Readers’ Poll, so far –
- Sixto Sanchez
- Scott Kingery
- J.P. Crawford
- Jhailyn Ortiz
- Jorge Alfaro
- Adam Haseley
- Adonis Medina