Jhailyn Ortiz was your selection as the #11 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Ortiz received 67 of the 206 votes cast (32.52%). Francisco Morales received 22 votes (10.68%), Ranger Suarez received 19 votes (9.22%), Kevin Gowdy received 12 votes (5.83%), and Simon Muzziotti received 11 votes (5.34%). Twenty-four guys shared the remaining 75 votes.
The Phillies signed Jhailyn Ortiz as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic on July 25, 2015. He signed a future services contract and didn’t begin his professional career until the 2016 GCL season.
Ortiz slashed .231/.325/.434/.758 as a 17-year-old in the GCL. He was 2.6 years younger than the league average. He was third in the league with 8 HR and second on the team with 27 RBI (behind Mickey Moniak’s 28).
Ortiz played as an 18-year-old for Williamsport in 2017. He was 3.1 years younger than the league average but posted some solid numbers.; He slashed .302/.401/.560/.961 with 8 HR (third in the league) and 30 RBI (team leader).
Ortiz spent 2018 as an 18-year-old in Lakewood. He slipped to .225/.297/.375/.673 with 13 HR (second on the team behind Rodolfo Dugan’s 18) and 47 RBI (third on the team). Ortiz played in just 110 games as he was on the DL for 3 weeks early in the season.
Ortiz also lost time while at Williamsport. He was hit by a pitched ball 3 times in one game, the third injuring his wrist. He missed about 5 games. Note that his game stats will only show 2 HBP. But he left the game during his last at bat after being hit for the third time but was not awarded the base. He gets hit a lot. Seven times in the 47 GCL games, 9 times in 47 Williamsport games, and 9 times in 110 Lakewood games. He has 29 career HR and 25 career HBP.
Clearwater should be his 2018 assignment.
The poll for the #12 prospect will be posted in a separate thread.
Here are the complete results for the #11 poll.