Phuture Phillies 2018 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #25 Prospect

Daniel Brito was your selection as the #24 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.

Brito received 79 of the 217 votes cast (36%). J.D. Hammer finished second with 28 votes (13%).  Spencer Howard finished third (21 votes, 10%), Jose Tavera fourth (16, 7%), Drew Anderson fifth (12, 6%), and McKenzie Mills sixth (10, 5%).  Fifteen others received the other 51 votes.

Daniel Brito was signed as an international free agent out of Venezuela on July 2, 2014 at the age of sixteen.  He was a skinny 6’1, 140 pound shortstop and signed for a pretty significant six figure bonus.  He wasn’t assigned to an affiliate until the 2015 season.

In 2015 for the DSL Phillies, Brito posted a .269/.383/.344 slash and split time on defense between second base and shortstop.  He was a flawless 1.000 at second in 24 chances and a not-so-flawless .875 in 24 chances at short.

Brito came stateside for the 2016 season with the GCL Phillies.  He hit a little better and showed a little power while walking less and posted a slash of .284/.355/.421.  He spent the season at second base and fielded at a .964 clip, committing 8 errors in 247 chances.

In 2017, Brito double-jumped to full-season, Class A Lakewood.  He got off to a good start offensively, but returned to his norm and settled for a .239/.298/.318/.615 slash.  Playing almost exclusively at second base, Brito posted a .977 Fld% in 439 chances.

Brito made a memorable debut in the VWL.  Although giving up almost 8 years in age to other players, he went 8-16 in his first 4 games.  He finished .273/.333/.316/.652 in 16 games.

Next up is your selection for the #25 prospect in the organization.


2018 Readers’ Poll, so far –

  1. Sixto Sanchez
  2. Scott Kingery
  3. J.P. Crawford
  4. Jhailyn Ortiz
  5. Jorge Alfaro
  6. Adam Haseley
  7. Adonis Medina
  8. Franklyn Kilome
  9. Mickey Moniak
  10. JoJo Romero
  11. Roman Quinn
  12. Enyel De Los Santos
  13. Cornelius Randolph
  14. Tom Eshelman
  15. Dylan Cozens
  16. Ranger Suarez
  17. Seranthony Dominguez
  18. Nick Fanti
  19. Arquimedes Gamboa
  20. Darick Hall
  21. Luke Leftwich
  22. Kyle Young
  23. Francisco Morales
  24. Daniel Brito
  25. ?


23 thoughts on “Phuture Phillies 2018 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #25 Prospect

  1. Spencer Howard is next for me. Hammer didn’t make my top 30. He would make most teams top 30 and in prior year’s top 30, he’d have been pretty high. I think he’s a talented reliever who will see the big leagues for sure. But there are a lot of other prospects with higher potential albeit a much higher chance for flame out.

  2. I’ll keep wasting my vote every day on Victor Arano. Am I missing something? Is there a reason he’s being snubbed?

    1. Probably just ceiling in relation to some other guys. There’s a good chance he’s a middle reliever, though he has a chance to be an 8th inning guy possibly.

    2. i have Arano at #24 ahead of Young, Fanti and Hall. It’s easy to view Arano highly since he showed recent success including a good brief stint in the majors.

      In most prospect rankings, RPs (except for closer type – 2 plus pitches) don’t rank since bullpen arms are very fickle and the leash is short.

      i ranked Arano high since i see him as a 8th/9th inning arm with a potential plus FB-SL combo. Arano’s FB velocity is not back to pre-surgery but he showed good command. It’s not surprising if others prefer prospects at premium positions or SP over a RP prospect.

  3. You have a point Mike. Arano will be pitching for the big club this year. He had a less than stellar AA campaign before being called up to Philly in September. He pitched well in his 10 game exposure. He’ll get a long look in ST and I expect he’ll pitch a lot in Philly this year. He’s my #1 reliever in our top 30. I’m still not convinced Dominguez is a reliever so I voted for him much higher.

    1. I hope that when all is said and done that Jim Peyton gives us his list. We need a professional opinion to put things in perspective.

      1. Prospect rankings are basically driven by different factors and preferences (i.e. ceiling, tools, proximity, physical projection, current and historical stats, etc). JP’s personal ranking need to taken with the other writers evaluation and rankings to get a better consensus on where the prospects should be when it comes to rankings. MattWinks keeps a summary Phillies prospect rankings from different blogs/sites.

    2. I like Arano, he’s coming up soon on my list but I still have Anderson, Howard, Guzman, Gonzalez, Irvin, Rios and Taveras before him. Arano is at 30 on my list which makes for a strong top 30 especially with Gowdy, Falter, Mills, and Seabold all in the 30s. There really are about 45 guys that are good enough to be in top 30. That’s deep. Who will be our breakout stars this year?

  4. I put Jose Gomez here. He seemed to be the key player for the Philies in the Neshek trade even though Hammer has been a pleasant surprise. I think Gomez could be a pleasant surprise. He will probably stay in Clearwater to start the year. He has not had that much time in A+ and certainly was not impressive in a short stint. But hope springs eternal at this time of the year.

    1. If they want him to start everyday they might start him at Reading because Gamboa and Brito will start at Clearwater. Will Canelo repeat Reading or go to LHV?

  5. Went with Irvin at this spot. I value potential starters over middle relievers so Irvin gets the nod over Hammer, Arano, etc.

    I saw Irvin pitch twice last season in AA and he carries himself well and had solid stuff. Nothing spectacular which is why he’s in the 20’s and not higher but he looks the part.

      1. The fact that we are still arguing or even care this deep into it speaks volumes! The phils are deep, Howard here for me, look at those k numbers and really only one bad outing put his era in disarray. I heard he is the real deal, after Howard it’s Falter. Sneaky under the radar, very good year and got stronger late in the year is a very good sign. Phils are loaded

  6. I have Howard, Anderson, Guzman and Gonzalez in a virtual tie for the next 4 spots.

    I’ve always been high on Anderson and he has a high floor as a high leverage RP with a potential plus FB-CB combo with control. Howard almost has the same profile as Anderson with a good 3-pitch mix with control and easy delivery although Howard can throw a 4th pitch – Cutter and has more projection left than Anderson.

    Guzman is the better prospect than Gonzalez since he appears to be a plus defender at SS pushing Gonzalez to 2B and form a defensively capable DP combo.

    I vote for Howard, then Anderson, Guzman and Gonzalez after him.

    1. Disagree on Anderson. His floor is a AAAA/#5 starter or low leverage 6th/7th inning reliever. His ceiling is probably a #3 or a set-up man. I don’t think he has the stuff to pitch in the 9th or be a possible TOR starter. I don’t dislike Anderson, but I see a wide range of possible outcomes for him.

      1. I agree but that’s what happens when you get a couple head scratchers in the poll. Anyway, I also voted for Howard here.

  7. how do you all come up with these names ? Drew Anderson pitched in the big leagues last year. He struck out a future hall of famer….Mike Trout

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