2022 Phuture Phillies Readers’ Vote: #14 Prospect

On to the vote for the #14 prospect in the organization.  There are 29 players listed in the poll below.

I’ve added five more prospects to the poll – Jamari Baylor, Erick Brito, Gunner MayerAndrick Nava, and Kendall Simmons.

The number thirteen spot went to Jhailyn Ortiz with 29.6% of the vote.  Simon Muzziotti finished second with 19.3%.  Francisco Morales finished third with 18.2 %.  Mickey Moniak received 13 votes.  Jordan Viars received 6 votes.  Damon Jones and Dominic Pipkin 2 votes each.  Lee Hao Yu, Alexeis Azuaje, Manuel Urias, Kyle Dohy, Erubiel Armenta, and Ethan Lindow received one vote each.

A separate write-up on Jhailyn Ortiz can be found here.


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
  10. Erik Miller
  11. Ethan Wilson
  12. Griff McGarry
  13. Jhailyn Ortiz


7 thoughts on “2022 Phuture Phillies Readers’ Vote: #14 Prospect

    1. I really liked him two years ago but I’m worried what missing almost two years of playing time has done to him.

  1. Moniak again.
    Still just 23, turns 24 in-season.
    He’s gone up a level each season, playing the full season there.
    Yes his BA and OBP have not been super strong nor consistent, but that may be partially explained by having varied hitting instruction over the years. Also, he was one of the youngest at each level.

    Remember he was always going to be a project and he needed to fill out his frame and gain strength to increase his power.

    So I get excited that his SLG has increased every year. And his HRs with it.

    And his HRs have climbed from 5 to 11 to 15 the past three years.

    It’s also been said he needs to improve his plate discipline to take more BBs.

    Well, his BB% has improved the last few years.
    (…and sss it in 55 pa in mlb his BB% is 12%.)

    Does Mickey still have a lot to prove? Yes.
    But has Mickey demonstrated improvement in critical areas of his game that could portend further improvement to come and a future breakout down the line? I say Yes!

    1. John K, Mickey’s youth probably had more to do with his struggles at each level than other factors. He was usually the youngest (or one of the youngest) player(s) at each level. That said, you can’t blame his hitting problems on his organizational hitting instructors. I’ve heard that like some players, he has his own hitting instructor. He’ll listen to his guy over the Phillies’ guys. Can’t fire the guy either, I’ve heard that it’s his grandfather.

  2. I think any of Moniak, Muzziotti, or Morales are deserving of this spot. I went with Morales because he’s got the greatest tool/pitch of the three: his SL gives the floor of a late inning reliever. Chance to become a Dellin Betances type guy.

  3. It’s gotten to a difficult point in the voting process now; I feel like there’s not going to be much consensus from here on out.

    I was leaning toward Muzziotti but I’m not sure there’s enough impact in his bat to be more than a 5th OF and he’s missed so much development time. Also thought about Francisco Morales.

    I ended up going with Jordan Viars. He had a strong debut in the GCL with good K and BB numbers, which is just what you’d like to see from a HS kid with big raw power.

  4. Went with Mickey. I think he’s the victim of all of us waiting on him for so many years. You can call it Moniak Fatigue. But that’s more on us than on Mickey. As Jim points out, he’s been the young guy at every stop. And John K. presents some good stats to back up the selection.

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