Enyel De Los Santos was your selection as the #12 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
De Los Santos received 90 of 270 votes (33%). Cornelius Randolph finished second (62, 23%), Tom Eshelman finished third (45, 16%), and Dylan Cozens finished fourth (16, 6%). Seventeen players split the remaining 57 votes.
De Los Santos came to the Phillies from the Padres in the Freddy Galvis trade on December 15, 2017. He signed with the Mariners as an 18-year old international free agent in July 2014. He came stateside in 2015 and pitched well enough in rookie ball to be included in a trade to the Padres for Joaquin Benoit. He advanced through two levels in 2016 and was named an All Star for Fort Wayne (full season A). He spent the the entire 2017 season in AA. In three seasons,
De Los Santos racked up a 24-11 record and 59 starts in his pro career. He has thrown 333.1 innings, 150 last year. He has compiled a 4.08 ERA, walked 104 batters (2.8%), and struck out 306 (8.3%).
Scouts have graded his pitches ad follows – Fastball: 60, Curveball: 50, Changeup: 55, Control: 50, Overall: 50.
MLB describes his pitches as follows:
“His fastball usually sits between 93-95 mph and has been gunned as high as 97, and he throws it with plenty of life down in the zone, leading to a good amount of ground-ball outs. De Los Santos already shows feel for an average curveball that he can throw for a strike, while his changeup shows glimpses of becoming an above-average pitch.
De Los Santos floods the zone with strikes and has natural bat-missing ability, and scouts expect him to induce even more whiffs with improved control and command. He’s now not far off from being big league ready, with the ingredients to become a middle- to back-of-the-rotation innings-eating starter.”
Next up is your selection for the #13 prospect in the organization with no new 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
- Mickey Moniak
- JoJo Romero
- Roman Quinn
- Enyel De Los Santos