This will be the Readers’ Poll for the #21 prospect with a slight twist.
Yhoswar Garcia was your selection as the #20 prospect. He received 15 of the 64 votes cast. Here are the complete final results –
Yhoswar Garcia, 15 votes, 23.44%
Christian McGowan, 8 votes, 12.50%
Jordan Viars, 7 votes, 10.94%
Jhailyn Ortiz, 7 votes, 10.94%
Donny Sands, 6 votes, 9.38%
Tommy McCollum, 4 votes, 6.25%
Ethan Lindow, 4 votes, 6.25%
Taylor Lehman, 4 votes, 6.25%
McKinley Moore, 2 votes, 3.13%
Ethan Wilson, 1 vote, 1.56%
Enrique Segura, 1 vote, 1.56%
Micah Ottenbreit, 1 vote, 1.56%
Marcus Lee Sang, 1 vote, 1.56%
Estibenzon Jimenez, 1 vote, 1.56%
Tristan Garnett, 1 vote, 1.56%
Jaydenn Estanista, 1 vote, 1.56%
Garcia’s spot in the poll has been filled with a STOP option.
It has become apparent from some of the comments and other stuff that people don’t really know for whom they are voting and for whom they should be casting votes. We’ve reached the point where name recognition is going to take over and future polls will be influenced by who received votes in the previous poll.
There’s no shame in having a top twenty. Maybe if we all pay attention to prospects instead of spending so much time on the parent club, we can have a proper top list next year.
Hint: If you don’t know who all the players listed in the poll are, then you should probably vote to stop.
Thank you for considering this suggestion.
The poll with the -Stop option listed first –
Results, So Far
- Andrew Painter
- Mick Abel
- Grif McGarry
- Johan Rojas
- Justin Crawford
- Lee Hao Yu
- Andrew Baker
- Carlos De La Cruz
- William Bergolla
- Francisco Morales
- Erik Miller
- Alex McFarlane
- Emaarion Boyd
- Nikau Pouaka-Grego
- Rickardo Perez
- Gabriel Ricones
- Dalton Guthrie
- Michael Plassmeyer
- Simon Muzziotti
- Yhoswar Garcia
Here are the 2022 stats for the guys in the poll:
Pitchers (listed by WHIP, those already selected have been struck through)
Position Players (listed by OPS, those already selected have been struck through)
|Marcus Lee Sang*||21||A,A+||413||11||19||9.2%||29.3%||.258||.337||.398||.736||LF-60,CF-27|
10 thoughts on “2023 Phuture Phillies Readers’ Vote: #21 Prospect”
It is very likely that none of these players will become a star, or even reach the major leagues. The track record even on first round draft choices is not great. Not just Mickey Morandini. Greg Golson? Cornelius Randolph? Second Round choice Gowdy? Our past first round draft choice certainly is not ranked #5 on this list based on his MILB stats. But, for example, Tommy McCollum, as Hinkie noted Christian McGowan, and Hans Crouse definitely have potential to be good players despite small sample size this year.
Yes, McCollum is coming off a very good season and should have received a lot of attention a lot earlier in the polling process.
There are 4 or 5 more pitchers still on the poll who could contribute in a couple years. The position players are a different story. They are pretty much blocked and playing to be trade pieces for the next few years. Especially if the Phillies extend one or two more players.
plus – with the metrics that you very helpfully included, Jim, his(McCollum’s) Stats shine out like a giant torch!
Maybe McCollum will really put himself on the map in an Andrew Baker kind of way next season. Right now he’s a guy with a low profile as an undrafted college player who dominated what’s now the second lowest level in the minors. Not a lot of excitement in voting for guys who probably top out as middle relievers if everything goes right.
Whether or not a guy is blocked at the major league level shouldn’t impact their placement on this poll, which is why I’m starting to think we’re selling Donny Sands short. He would have probably gotten a chance already with most other orgs.
“… a guy with a low profile as an undrafted college player who dominated what’s now the second lowest level in the minors”.
So, you prefer a guy with a higher profile as a drafted college player who got crushed at what’s now the second lowest level in the minors?
I’m honestly not sure what higher profile player you’re referring to.
It could apply to Ethan Wilson in his draft year but I usually give guys a break in that situation if their peripherals aren’t completely terrible. I don’t see any player on the current rankings who fits that bill.
Sorry, I thought were familiar with our prospects.
Our #12 prospect is Alex McFarlane. He was the Phillies’ fourth-round pick out of Miami.
He was selected, I believe, on incomplete information. Someone pointed out McFarlane had a 13 K/9 and an acceptable 3.4 BB/9. He neglected to mention that McFarlane got tattooed by Class A hitters. He had a 9.00 ERA, 13.5 H/9, and a 1.875 WHIP.
He and McCollum faced the same hitters. One dominated and one guy got dominated. The difference between them is that one was drafted from a big-name college and one was signed as an NDFA out of a small school.
Lol Jim, I thought we were familiar with small sample sizes. McFarlane pitched all of 8 innings coming straight out of school, which I don’t think is the same as having a full offseason and spring training to work with the coaches. McCollum’s numbers in his draft year were awful, fwiw.
Not to mention one guy is being groomed as a starter and one is a pure reliever. Those things have to factor in.
I feel like sands is at least on level with dalton and will at least have a career as a backup somewhere. Seems like he hits enough, i guess hes older and not a high ceiling guy for most?
Agreed. He’s a major league piece and at this point needs to make the cut on the prospect list. Sure, he’s older, but he’s also pretty much a sure thing to have some kind of career around the majors.
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