Rodolfo Duran has been selected the #29 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Duran received 49 of the 213 votes cast (23.00%). Ben Pelletier received 30 votes (14.08%). Kyle Dohy received 25 votes (11.74%). Jose Pujols received 21 votes (9.86%). Bailey Falter received 16 votes (7.51%). Connor Seabold received 13 votes (6.10%). And, J.D. Hammer received 10 votes (4.69%). Twelve guys shared the other 49 votes.
The Phillies signed Rodolfo Duran to an international free agent contract out of the Dominican Republic on June 22, 2015.
The 17-year-old Duran began his professional career with the GCL Phillies. He staggered to a .185/.221/.247/.468 slash and threw out 21.7% of base runners.
After two games with Williamsport at the start of the 2016 season, Duran returned to the GCL (probably after college catchers Henri Lartigue and Brett Barbier were signed and assigned to Williamsport). Duran responded with an improved .305/.333/.463/.797 slash. He found some power and hit his first 3 career HR. He also threw out 1/3 of the guys trying to steal bases off him.
Duran returned to Williamsport for the 2017 season. He posted a .252/.298/.346/.644 slash and threw out an amazing 48% of base stealers.
Duran made the jump to Lakewood for the 2018 season. He posted a respectable slash of .260/.304/.495/.800. He added 18 HR to his previous 3 HR in 3 years. He continued to retire base runners at 41.9% clip.
Looks like Clearwater for the 2019 season.
The poll for the the thirtieth and final prospect will be posted in a separate thread.
Here are the complete results for this poll.