Monthly Archives: December 2019

Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #6 Prospect

Mickey Moniak was selected as the organization’s #5 prospect.  He received 85 of the 257 votes cast (33%).

Francisco Morales and Adonis Median finished tied for second with 53 votes each (21%). Connor Seabold finished fourth with 46 (18%), once again rounding out the prospects who accumulated double digit votes and percentage. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #6 Prospect

What If … ?

Okay, this will not be a popular discussion topic.  But, what if the Phillies are finished making moves this off season?  That’s not to say that they aren’t on the phones every day, making and taking calls.  But, what if the Phillies aren’t going to make any of the trades or free agent signings that have been suggested here or in other sports and social media outlets?  Continue reading What If … ?

Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #5 Prospect

Erik Miller was selected as the organization’s #4 prospect.  He received 63 of the 194 votes cast (32%), the first vote decided by a plurality rather than a majority or acclamation.  The proximity of the votes for the next four prospects suggests some spirited votes over the next several polls.

Mickey Moniak finished second with 40 votes (21%), Adonis Medina finished third with 30 (15%), Francisco Morales finished fourth with 26 (13%), and Connor Seabold who rounded out the prospects who accumulated double digit votes and percentage finished fifth with 20 votes (10%).

JoJo Romero and “Other” finished tied with 4 votes.  Mauricio Llovera, Luis Garcia, and Raphael Marchan had 2 votes each.  Jhailyn Ortiz had one vote.

Four players received one vote each in “Other” – Deivy Grullon, Connor Seabold, Addison Russ, and Damon Jones.  Pay attention to who is listed in the poll before voting “Other”.  Seabold was available on the poll.  I’m not plucking votes out of “Other” and recalculating the outcome.  The person who voted for Seabold wasted his vote.

Replacing Erik Miller with Simon Muzziotti in this poll.  The total prospects on the ballot remains at to eleven.

If you want to suggest a player you think I am going to overlook, you can make the request in the Comments section, and if I see it, I will consider it or you can use the Other option (a write-in vote).

FWIW, the order I’m considering for the next dozen or so additions is Maton, Jones, De Los Santos, Aparicio, Lindow, Parkinson, O’Hoppe, Pipkin, Baylor, Brito, Santos, Glogoski, Young, Duran, Dohy.  Neither these names nor their order is etched in stone.  This is just a heads up on how I’m leaning today.

Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #4 Prospect

Bryson Stott  was selected as the organization’s #3 prospect.  He received 126 of the 218 votes cast (58%). Mickey Moniak finished second with 25 votes (11%), Erik Miller finished third with 22 (10%), Adonis Medina finished fourth with 17 (8%), and Francisco Morales finished fifth with 10 (5%). Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #4 Prospect

Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #3 Prospect

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday.

Alec Bohm was selected as the organization’s top prospect.  He received 222 of the 404 votes cast (55%).  Spencer was a competitive second with 159 votes (39%).  Fourteen  recipients received the remaining 23 votes. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #3 Prospect

Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #1 and #2 Prospects

Welcome to the 2020 Reader Top 30!

Here we go.  This should take us through early February.  By February 21st all players are required to be in camp.  I expect a lot of early reports.  The Phillies’ Grapefruit League season begins on the 22nd at the Tigers.  Their first home game is on the 23rd against the Pirates. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #1 and #2 Prospects

Open Discussion: Week of December 23rd

Happy Holidays to all as we enter Christmas week and the start of Hanukkah.

It’s been rather nice to be a sports fan in Philadelphia recently.  The Eagles fielded their taxi squad and were still able to soundly beat an overrated Cowboys team in what was essentially a playoff game for the division title.  Now, just beat the Giants.  The Sixers are fifth in the conference after losing three of their last four games. They’re still likely one of the top three teams in the conference.  The Flyers are coming off their best November, are sixth in the conference, and sitting in better position than in years past for their late season rush to qualify for the playoffs.  A ranked Villanova basketball team knocked off #1 Kansas in an upset over the weekend.  Penn State basketball entered the weekend ranked 23rd after upsetting a top ranked Maryland team a couple weeks ago.  The Temple and Penn State football squads are going “bowling” this week.  And, the Phillies bolstered their line up and rotation with the additions of Didi Gregorius and Zack Wheeler. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 23rd

2020 Phuture Phillies Reader Top 30 Poll

Time to get ready for the 2020 Reader Top 30 Prospect Poll.  I will start polling shortly, and when I start, I plan on posting a poll each weekday.  However, my schedule may dictate some fluctuation during the process.  We’ll see.  We will continue to follow baseball’s standards for prospect lists which states – Continue reading 2020 Phuture Phillies Reader Top 30 Poll

Open Discussion: Week of December 16th

Baseball’s winter meetings have ended.  The Phillies acquired free agents RHP Zack Wheeler and SS Didi Gregorius.  They also selected an infielder from the Cubs organization during the Rule 5 draft and flipped him to Oakland for “cash considerations”, maybe just the $24,000 for making the selection or hopefully for some international dollars which are traded in $250K increments.  Even the minimum international allotment would be nice.

Big names have been flying of the board at a refreshing rate this off season.   Fifteen of MLBTR’s top 20 free agents have signed.  They are listed below with MLBTR’s projection and the actual contract outlay/status. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 16th