Franklyn Kilome was your selection as the #8 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Kilome received 81 of 294 votes (28%). Mickey Moniak finished second (63 votes, 21%). JoJo Romero finished third (61, 21%), Darick Hall finished fourth (36, 12%), and Roman Quinn finished fifth (29, 10%), and . Twelve players split the remaining 24 votes.
Before I go further, it’s time to remind you that this is a free forum for everyone to vote and comment. You do not have to show your support for your pick by denigrating people who make other selections. You also don’t have to tear down the prospects that you didn’t vote for. Don’t be children. Respect everyone’s right to their opinion no matter how right you think you are and how wrong you think others are. Mean people stink.
Franklyn Kilome was signed as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic on January 22, 2013.
Kilome began his professional career with the GCL Phillies in 2014. He posted a 3.12 ERA and 1.165 WHIP in 11 games and 40.1 innings. He issued 11 walks (2.5 BB/9) and struck out 25 (5.6 K/9). He made 8 starts, had 2 finishes, a 3-1 record. He was 19-years old and had a 90-92 mph FB. He had a developing SL. During Instructs I had him at 90-93, touching 94 mph.
Kilome pitched in Williamsport in 2015. He posted a 3.28 ERA and 1.257 WHIP in 11 starts and 49.1 innings. Kilome missed a couple starts due to injury. He issued 21 walks (3.8 BB/9) and struck out 36 (6.6 K/9). He posted a 3-2 record. His FB was reported to be 92-95 mph. He touched 96-97 during ST and during one game in July. He began working on a CB.
Kilome pitched in Lakewood in 2016. He posted a 3.85 ERA and 1.422 WHIP in 114.2 innings. He issued 50 walks (3.9 BB/9) and struck out 130 (10.2 K/9). He posted a 5-8 record in 23 starts. His FB was reported to be 91-96 mph.
Kilome spent mot of 2017 in Clearwater before being promoted to Reading for 5 starts. He posted a 2.59 ERA and 1.366 WHIP in 19 Threshers’ starts. He issued 37 walks (3.4 K/9) and struck out 83 (7.7 K/9). He posted a 6-4 record. In his small sample in Reading, Kilome’s numbers moved a little in the wrong direction, but his FB remains 92-95, touching 96 and 97 mph.
Kilome will likely begin 2018 in Reading with an early promotion to Lehigh Valley and a September call up to Philadelphia. He becomes Rule 5 eligible after this season.
Next up is your selection for the #9 prospect in the organization with no additional prospects added to the poll.
2018 Readers’ Poll, so far –
- Sixto Sanchez
- Scott Kingery
- J.P. Crawford
- Jhailyn Ortiz
- Jorge Alfaro
- Adam Haseley
- Adonis Medina
- Franklyn Kilome