Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #24 Prospect

Deivi Grullon was selected as the organization’s #23 prospect.  He received 62 of the 207 votes cast (30%).  Kyle Young finished second receiving 56 votes (27%).  Mauricio Llovera received 21 votes (10%).

Starlyn Castillo received 19 votes.  Connor Brogdon received 16 votes.  Cole Irvin received 14 votes.  Christopher Sanchez received 12 votes.  Jhailyn Ortiz received 7 votes.

Another surprising outcome.  Not the winner, but the runner-up.

Yesterday, I reminded everyone that this is a readers’ poll, open to ALL readers, not just those who comment.

Today, I’d like to remind friends and family of these players that this is a READERS’ poll.  This is not the place for you to come and vote for a friend or family member when you don’t follow the discussions ALL YEAR LONG.

To that end, I am going to run several polls past thirty.  Let’s assume that they are so that I have prospects on hand to add to the top thirty as other prospects graduate to the Phillies, lose prospect status, are traded to another organization, or for some other reason are dropped from the top thirty.

I will continue to search for a method to conduct polling that reflects the feelings of the Phuture Phillies community.  I went back and looked at how James started the Readers’ Poll and have a few ideas.  I’ll bounce them off you at a later date.

Polling will continue with the shorter ballot.  Results will remain hidden.

With Grullon’s selection, Andrew Schultz will be added to the poll.  Feel free to make suggestions in the comments section.

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
  18. Nick Maton
  19. Kevin Gowdy
  20. Kendall Simmons
  21. Matt Vierling
  22. Luke Leftwich
  23. Deivy Grullon


21 thoughts on “Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #24 Prospect

  1. Apologies but I am clueless about Starlyn Castillo’s current performance. Thought maybe it was someone Jim had done a recent write up. Anyone know is there a quick way to search for write ups done on this site either in the comments or as posts? I looked in the drop down for right handed starters but Tyler Viza is the only entry I saw

  2. Debated between Llovera and Brogdon…went with the experienced reliever and his proximity to the Bank…Brogdon. Can see him pitching in Philly later this year.

    1. This will be the defining year for Ortiz if he wants to stay in this system. He has shown the sporadic power that he was known for but his swing and miss is way too high for us to take him seriously as a prospect at this point.

    2. I was going to go with Ortiz here, but, as mentioned by others, his hitting is sporadic, he strikes out too much and he can look totally lost on breaking balls. Hopefully, he corrects that, in which case he can soar in rankings.

      I went with Brogdon. He’s just been too good and too close not to get the nod here, even though I understand that relievers don’t get much respect in rankings.

      1. Frank:
        Holding out hope on Ortiz…look at Aristides Aquino of the Reds…his minor league career was not progressively linear…struggled at 23- years old in AA….so maybe Ortiz still has a good chance to fulfil his dreams.

        1. Romus,

          I’ll probably be going with Ortiz next. Can’t see anyone nearby who has his potential, though he a.ppears to definitely be a boom-or-bust guy with the odds being bust at this point

          1. Ya I am going with Ortiz he is still young. I have watched Llovera and gets hit hard early so not sure he even has a future as a reliever but time will tell.

  3. Josh Stephens will make the majors before most of these guys, He is the second best hitter in the system

      1. Murray. have you seen him play>? Did you ever see video on him? Do you know he is younger than moniak who everyone loves. What a blanket statement, based on nothing, cause his numbers so far are good,

        1. Rocco I have seen him play I can tell you this about Josh. He has a chance to play some games in the MLB but he has very little chance of becoming an everyday MLB player.

          The tools are just average across the board. Defensively he can’t do much more than play LF. Offensively he has some bat to ball skills but he K’s way too much for a guy with very little power and same can be said for his BB Rate.

          He is young so you do have that going for you.

        2. Do you know that he’s actually not younger than Moniak?

          Stephen – Born Sept 22, 1997
          Moniak – Born May, 21, 1998…

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