Ben Pelletier has been selected the #30 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Pelletier received 44 of the 184 votes cast (23.91%). Kyle Dohy received 25 votes (13.59%). Jose Pujols received 24 votes (13.04%). Connor Seabold received 16 votes (8.70%). Bailey Falter received 15 votes (8.15%). And, Daniel Brito received 14 votes (7.61%). Thirteen guys shared the other 46 votes.
The Phillies signed Ben Pelletier to a future services contract after drafting him in the 34th round of the 2015 Amateur Draft out of Ecole Secondaire des Montagnes (Saint-Michael-des-Saints, QC). He signed on June 17, 2015. Ben hadn’t completed secondary school and returned to Canada for his final scholastic year after the summer of 2015. He returned on school break but didn’t join his first professional team until June 24, 2016.
Pelletier joined the GCL Phillies late the summer of 2016. He made his professional debut on July 6th and played well in spot starts for a team that went to the championship series. However, he closed out the season with in a 3 for 27 drought and finished with a slash of .217/.270/.265/.535 and struck out in 25 of his 89 plate appearances.
Pelletier returned to Clearwater for a second GCL season in 2017. He showed marked improvement as an 18-year-old. He slashed .333/.361/.474/.835 in 180 plate appearances and struck out just 30 times. He also hit his first 3 professional HR.
Pelletier went to Williamsport in 2018 and continued to expand his power. He slashed .277/.333/.480/.814 in 286 plate appearances and led the team with 29 runs, 71 hits (2nd in the league), 17 doubles (3rd in the league), 4 triples, 9 home runs (3rd in the league), and 45 RBI (second in the league). His 45 RBI were the 2nd highest total by a Crosscutter in the past ten years (Chris Serritella, 47 in 2012).
Among his awards are a selection as a 2017 Post-Season All Star for the GCL Phillies, and two Player of the Week Awards with Williamsport (7/29/2018 and 8/19/2018).
Looks like Lakewood for the 2019 season.
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