2022 Phuture Phillies Readers’ Vote: #18 Prospect

On to the vote for the #18 prospect in the organization.  There are 35 players listed in the poll below.

The number seventeen spot went to Jordan Viars who received 41 of 72 votes (56.9%).  This vote was decided early.  I could have closed it after the first 30 votes received in the first 4 hours.  Without a clear distinction among the remaining vote-getters, it will be interesting to see how the succeeding votes go.

  • Damon Jones received five votes.
  • Kendall Simmons four.
  • Rickardo Perez and Erubiel Armenta received three votes each.
  • James McArthur, Casey Martin, Kyle Dohy, Jamari Baylor, and Alexeis Azuaje received two votes each.
  • Christian McGowanAndrew Schultz, Marcus Lee Sang, Ben Brown, Christopher Sanchez, and Dominic Pipkin received one vote each.


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
  14. Simon Muzziotti
  15. Francisco Morales
  16. Mickey Moniak
  17. Jordan Viars


8 thoughts on “2022 Phuture Phillies Readers’ Vote: #18 Prospect

  1. For me, the next group should consist of Alexies Azuaje, Hao Yu Lee, and Christian McGowan. I’m going with McGowan.
    Last summer, the Phillies drafted two of the top 5 JUCO players in the country: McGowan and Andrew Baker. McGowan has gotten Trevor Rosenthal comps (big FB w/life, swing and miss breaker). For the time being, the Phils will run him out as a starter and work on his CH.
    He was dominant in JUCO (Eastern Oklahoma): 109.1 IP, 83 H, 44 BB, 167 K over the last two seasons. He would have gone to Texas Tech (where he could have ended up a first round pick) if COVID never happened. And he looked impressive (in a SSS) after the draft: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 8 K.

    1. I think we’re in that next group of prospects – McGowan, Simmons, Baylor, Yu, even Azjuaje (wow – his rookie stats were amazing!), Jared Carr, Pipkin, Damon Jones, and Rickardo Perez. All would be defensible choices at this spot, but I went with Yu.

      I used to be very excited by Simmons and Baylor as their raw tools are said to be excellent, but they haven’t shown the hit tool yet necessary to progress and they are no longer especially young. This is a critical year for both players.

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