Jonathan Mayo has begun posting MLB’s Prospect Top Ten’s by position. They will culminate with the MLB Top 100 on Saturday, January 27th. So far, he has posted the top ten right-handed pitchers and the top ten left-handed pitchers.
The Phillies’ Sixto Sanchez made MLB’s 2018 Top Ten as the tenth best right-handed pitching prospect. Sanchez finished 2017 as the second best prospect in the Phillies’ organization. He is likely to be the Phillies’ top prospect when the 2018 organization list is published.
Here are a couple observations –
- In 2017, the tenth best right-handed pitching prospect was Mike Soroka. He was the 34th prospect in the top 100.
- The 2018 top 10 includes eight of 2017’s top ten. Kyle Wright (#9) and Mike Soroka (#10) did not make this year’s top ten.
- Wright and Soroka are both in the Braves’ organization.
- Sanchez at #10 and Forrest Whitley at #2 are this year’s additions.
- If this year’s #10 right-handed prospect ranks in a similar position as last year’s, the Sanchez will place in the thirties, and the Phillies will not have a prospect in the upper echelon of the ranking.
- The Phillies don’t have a pitcher among the top ten left-handed pitchers, but the Braves have three.
Lists will continue to be published –
- C – Thursday
- 1B – Friday
- 2B – Monday, January 22nd
- 3B – Tuesday, January 23rd
- SS – Wednesday, January 24th
- OF – Thursday, January 25th
- Top 100 – Saturday, January 27th