2022 Phuture Phillies Readers’ Vote: #10 Prospect

On to the vote for the #10 prospect in the organization.  There are 29 players listed in the poll below.

I have added four more prospects to the poll – Ethan Lindow, Jadiel Sanchez, Manuel Urias, and Dominic Pipkin.

The number nine spot went to Yhoswar Garcia.  He received 33.0% of the votes cast.  Erik Miller finished 11 votes back with 22.3% of the vote.  Ethan Wilson received 13.6% of the vote.  Jhailyn Ortiz received 8 votes.  Simon Muzziotti five.  Griff McGarry four.  Francisco Morales and Mickey Moniak three each.  Damon Jones two.  And, Jordan Viars, Christopher Sanchez, Carlo Reyes, Casey Martin, Kyle Dohy, and Jean Cabrera one each.

In addition to voters in the US, we received votes from South Korea(Yhoswar Garcia), France (Christopher Sanchez), and Canada (Mickey Moniak).

A separate write-up on  Yhoswar Garcia can be found here.

The new polling app I tried won’t reveal totals after ten votes are received.  If you were one of the 16 votes cast before I shut it down, please vote again.


If you feel I am not going to get to your guy early enough, by all means, ask me to add him in the comments section.

Features of this poll include –

  • To be eligible for a prospect list, a player must still have rookie eligibility.
  • The names will be in alphabetical order.
  • The Other option will be OFF.
  • You can choose ONE prospect.
  • Repeat voting is blocked.
  • Results will be hidden and revealed after the poll is closed.
  • I reserve the right to set aside any outcome if I think anything irregular occurred

The Top 30, so far:

  1. Bryson Stott
  2. Mick Abel
  3. Andrew Painter
  4. Logan O’Hoppe
  5. Johan Rojas
  6. Luis Garcia
  7. Matt Vierling
  8. Hans Crouse
  9. Yhoswar Garcia


25 thoughts on “2022 Phuture Phillies Readers’ Vote: #10 Prospect

  1. I’ll vote for Ethan Wilson now based on his draft status and “hope” they were right.

  2. I went with Erik Miller. I am high on him and think he has a chance to be a mid rotation SP. i had him before Crouse. Griff and Wilson next for me. I would be higher on Morales but I think he is headed to the BP.

  3. Looking for some feedback on Rickardo Perez, the 17 yo catcher. He was a top signing from VZ. In his 1st season in DSL, he hit .256/.370/.281 with a .651 Ops. He threw out 34% of would be base stealers. I have him around #17. He’d be my 2nd catcher on my top 30 after O’Hoppe.

    1. I’ve read some evaluators having him as a better hitter and arm than O’Hoppe. He is much further away but he projects as average to above average in all areas except running. Proximity has O’Hoppe much higher on board and we can see that playing out in majors soon.

    1. McGarry is my next pick. His ceiling is elite bullpen flamethrowing shutdown closer. He could be a good starter with better control but he has the makings for nasty stuff out of the pen.

      1. In the mold of a Ken Giles.
        Doubt he will be able to further lower his BB/9…if he ever gets it to 4.5 that will be rgeat…..this past season he may have reached his ceiling for max control.
        Anyway….has the perfect name for a closer.

        1. That’s the thing with McGarry, his ceiling is as a #2 starter . . . really. The odds of him reaching that ceiling are pretty low (20-25%), but how many 5th round picks have that kind of upside? Not many. I’ve been voting for him for several rounds now.

          That said, I have no problem with Crouse as the 8th best prospect. Slowly, surely, this system has been coming back. And they have been drafting better – quite a lot better, actually – and it’s showing now. I think the system as a whole has gotten a lot better in the last year or so and not a moment too soon.

          1. Agree that the system is improving in the last year or two, but most of the high end talent is still at the lower levels and will have to prove themselves as they move up for the system’s national ranking to improve.

            1. Yes, agreed, but there’s more high end talent at higher levels now than there was a year a go thanks to Stott and O’Hoppe taking huge strides forward. And Ranger Suarez figures into the young talent pool and so does Bailey Falter. If you asked me who is the most underrated young player in the organization, I might vote for Falter. He has a chance to be quite good – like a solid #3. He’s one of those guys who never really stood out, but he’s a big part of what might go right in the near future.

            2. I mean, really, how could Falter miss? He’s a Phillies 5th round pick after all. Same goes with McGarry.

            3. Strange, but the 5th round fortune started way back in the very first draft, 1965…Terry Harmon out of Ohio Univ….same college also that produced the greatest Philly of all time, Mike Schmidt a few years later

  4. 5th round infamous picks by the Phillies.

    2010 Scott Frazier (didn’t sign). Didn’t play in ML
    2011 Mitch Walding: 19 ABs in ML with 14 of them being Ks
    2012 Andrew Pullin: Never played in ML
    2013 Ben Holmes Wetzler (didn’t sign) Hasn’t played in ML yet.
    2014 Rhys Hoskins: (the rest is history)
    2015 Bailey Falter: Maybe the best is yet to come
    2016 Cole Irvin: Traded for Cash to Oakland: Played okay.
    2017 Ethan Lindow: Still coming along
    2018: Matt Vierling: Let’s hope that best is yet to come.
    2019 Gummer Mayer: Coming along
    2020 Baron Radcliff: a BB machine but needs more hits
    2021: Griff McGarry: Don’t want to jinx this guy.

    1. Understood, but, by far the most likely result for a 5th rounder is that he will never play in the major leagues (maybe a 1 in 6 or 7 chance). Many years, the entire 5th round of a draft produces no major leaguers and, most years, there are only a few that produce more than 2 WAR. We are going to have 5 or 6 guys over 11 years make the majors, with one minor star and perhaps another regular or starting pitcher and perhaps a relief ace. That’s a fantastic outcome in the 5th round.

      1. Howie has almost a similar pattern…..poor record on 1st round picks….but third day picks, seem to have an inordinate amount of success.

    2. Go back a little further to 2001….Ryan Howard was 5th rounder.. nice value I think.

  5. 2nd rounds picks are very heartbreaking to look at with so much potential and promise in recent years:
    Spencer Howard, Kingery, Andrew Knapp, Cozens, Roman Quinn, Anthony Gose, Jason Jaramillo.
    But before them they struck gold: Randy Wolf, Jimmy Rollins, Marlon Anderson, Scott Rolen, Kevin Stocker, and many years earlier Mike Schmidt

    1. Eagles too! Brian Dawkins, LeSean McCoy, Miles Sanders, Dallas Goeddert, DeSean Jackson, Eric Allen, Jalen Hurts, Landon Dickerson, Randall Cunningham and Zach Ertz. Wow!!!

    2. Moral of the story….always trade your first round pick for multiple 2nd rounders,
      ….of course in baseball they have not reached that evolution cycle in their draft process and dissuade trading draft picks by not allowing it…outside of the CBA picks..

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