Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #18 Prospect

Enyel De Los Santos was selected as the organization’s #17 prospect.  He received 29 of the 146 votes cast (20%).  Nick Maton finished second with 22 votes (15%). Kevin Gowdy received 12  votes.  Mauricio Llovera received 10 votes each.

Kendall Simmons and Deivi Grullon received 9 votes each.

Matt Vierling received 5 votes each.

Kyle Young, Luke Leftwich, Austin Listi, and Addison Russ received 4 votes each.

Jhailyn Ortiz, Cole Irvin, Josh Stephen, and Connor Brogdon received 3 votes each.

David Parkinson, Brett SchulzeKyle Dohy, Colton EastmanBen Brown, Starlyn Castillo, and “Other” received 2 votes each.

Juan Aparicio, Andrew Schultz, Kyle Glogoski, Dominic Pipkin, Bailey Falter, Darick Hall, Jamari Baylor, and Rixon Wingrove received 1 vote each.

Results, so far –

  1. Alec Bohm
  2. Spencer Howard
  3. Bryson Stott
  4. Erik Miller
  5. Mickey Moniak
  6. Francisco Morales
  7. Connor Seabold
  8. Ethan Lindow
  9. Adonis Medina
  10. Luis Garcia
  11. JoJo Romero
  12. Simon Muzziotti
  13. Rafael Marchan
  14. Damon Jones
  15. Johan Rojas
  16. Logan O’Hoppe
  17. Enyel De Los Santos

Christopher Sanchez was added to the poll, “Other” was removed.  The total prospects on the ballot is forty-seven.

15 thoughts on “Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #18 Prospect

  1. Nick Maton isn’t a bad choice here – pretty high floor, although a limited ceiling, but I went with Kendall Simmons. If he reaches his ceiling, he’s a potential impact big league player and very few players on our list, whether ranked above or below him, have that type of ceiling.

    1. It’s getting tougher at this section of the list. I like a bunch of guys in and around this spot but I went with Brogon. I truly believe he can impact the Phillies BP this season.

      I got to see Connor last June in Trenton from a near 1st row seat behind the catcher. He threw 2 Innings that night and K’d 5 facing 7 batters.

      And again what I really like about Connor is the plus CU. He is very effective against LHB as well as RHB. The WHIP at both CLW and REA was incredible .800 and .803 respectively. Over 3 levels the K/9 12.6

      I get it BP arms aren’t sexy and it’s too early to suggest he will be a back of the pen type but he has the makings of a hybrid type arm that can go more than one inning because you shouldn’t have to pull him because a LHB is coming up.

    2. Catch agree with you about Maton and Simmons. Having said that, I went with Grullon, a guy we seem to be giving less credit to than in previous years although he is steps closer to MLB.

  2. Agree on Simmons…
    He has a nice blend of speed and power and turned it on in the 2nd half last year. In August alone, he slashed .278/.398/.646 with 7 home runs and 2 stolen bases. While a high average may not be a part of his game, the speed and power are real.

    He has power to all fields too.

    1. This Prospect1500 list already has him at #10. He’s just so far away yet, but let’s hope somebody knows what they are seeing.

    1. As Jim pointed out to me a few months ago when I was getting excited about Simmons and his athleticism….Kendall did a lot of all his damage last season at Williamsport in an 18 game stretch….games 22 thru 39, ( July 27th thru August 18th) where he hit .389.
      The other 33 games he hit .188.
      He may be the traditional streak hitter.

  3. I think you guys need to look at prospects more closely. I’m not saying that Simmons doesn’t deserve votes now, earlier, or later. But, your reasons for voting for him are flawed.

    Simmons had a so-so 2018 GCL season. He had the lowest batting average (.232) of all players on his team who had 100 or more plate appearances. And, yes, he was only 18-years-old, but he had the lowest BA of the six 18-year-old players on his team who had 100 or more plate appearances (behind Juan Aparacio, Nicolas Torres, Carlos De La Cruz, Edgar Made, and Mitchell Edwards).

    A closer look at his 2019 season in Williamsport shows that y’all are raising your expectations on an 18-game stretch from July 27th thru August 18th. That’s too small sample a size to base a kid’s projection.

    Here’s his season breakdown.

    6/14-7/25: 81 PA, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 4 BB, 27 K, .169/.235/.324/.559 .222 BAbip
    7/27-8/18: 76 PA, 9 HR, 21 RBI, 10 BB, 15 K, ,383/.480/.967/1.447, .368 BAbip
    8/22-9/2: 48 PA, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 6 BB, 12 K, .125/.271/.200/.471 .148 BAbip

    I don’t see what you guys see, yet.

      1. Meaning no disrespect to the player, of course. Only that he is young and that there is much for him to learn about and adapt to as he rises through the system. He has plenty of time and I wish him the best of success, as I do all these young men.

        My vote was Llovera.

  4. I still voted for Cole Irvin. I think he has a Major League career, and I think he will do better than DLS. There are lower level players with higher ceilings, sure, but until I see them have success at higher levels, I can’t rank them above a guy I know will play in the Show.

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