Spencer Howard was your selection as the #6 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Howard received a dominant 156 of the 210 votes cast (74.29%). JoJo Romero received 14 votes (6.67%), Jhailyn Ortiz received 11 votes (5.24%), and Mickey Moniak received 9 votes (4.29%). Twelve guys shared the remaining 20 votes.
Spencer Howard was the Phillies second round selection in the 2017 Amateur Draft out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The RHP signed on June 17, 2017.
Howard made 9 starts for Williamsport in 2017. On an apparent innings or pitch count, he posted a 1-1 record with a 4.45 ERA in 28.1 innings. He walked 18 (5.7 BB9) and struck out 40 (12.7 K9).
In 2018 at Lakewood, Howard posted a 9-8 record and 3.78 ERA in 23 starts. In 112.0 innings, he walked 40 (3.2 BB9) and struck out 147 (11.8 K9).
Howard was a walk on at Cal Poly. He was red-shirted his freshman year (2015) and used the time to build up his body. He pitched primarily as a reliever in his second college year as a red-shirt freshman (2016). He posted a 2.95 ERA and 39 strike outs in 36.2 innings. He won his only start late in the season.
In 2017, as a red-shirt sophomore, Howard posted a 2.12 ERA in 72.3 innings. He also had impressive strike out (26.4) and walk (6.4) percentages. With two tears of college eligibility remaining, Howard was selected by the Phillies in the June draft.
Howard’s fastball range was reported to be from 91-98 mph and hit 100 mph in a September 7th game last season. He supports it with curve ball, change up, and slider.
I look forward to seeing Howard pitch in Clearwater this season.
The poll for the #6 prospect will be posted in a separate thread.
Here are the complete results for the #6 poll.