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2017 Phuture Phillies Top Second Baseman Poll

We”ll continue the “Best of” series of polls with your selection as the best second baseman in the system.  Again, I have allowed a maximum of three answers for each ballot. This will allow us to establish what kind of depth we have in the organization.  This is also handy for second base where I expect a land slide in favor of the top guy similar to the one we had for first base.

(Don’t forget to submit your top prospect list by e-mailing it to prospectpoll@yahoo.com.  To date I have received only 18 lists, one as short as seven and a couple as long as fifty.)

Each player listed below is in the poll and played at least 10 games at the position.   I have included a link to the player’s profile in Baseball Reference.  And I have included a link to Gregg’s Report Card for Middle Infielders.

  1. Scott Kingery – real good seasons at AA and AAA, I became a believer during spring training
  2. Pedro Florimon – didn’t see enough of him last season
  3. Jesmuel Valentin – spent most of the season on the DL
  4. Angelo Mora – second is his best position, IMO
  5. Drew Stankiewicz – steady, versatile infielder
  6. Grenny Cumana – passable middle infield defense who can hit a little
  7. Jose Antequera – versatile infielder who didn’t hit well in 2017
  8. Derek Campbell – the injury really set him back, probably passed by younger guys
  9. Daniel Brito – a second base only guy whose hitting dropped off after the jump from the 2016 GCL
  10. Raul Rivas – didn’t see enough of him before he went to Williamsport
  11. Jake Scheiner – didn’t see enough of him before he went to Williamsport
  12. Brian Mims – didn’t see enough of him before he went to Williamsport
  13. Jesus Azuaje – didn’t see enough of him before he went to Williamsport
  14. Brayan Gonzalez – solid defensive infielder, showed some bat toward the end of the season
  15. Jesus Henriquez – versatile, multi-position player

2017 Phuture Phillies Top First Baseman Poll

We”ll start the “Best of” series of polls with your selection as the best first baseman in the system.  I have allowed a maximum of three answers for each ballot.  This will allow us to establish what kind of depth we have in the organization.  This is especially handy for first base where I expect there to be a land slide in favor of the top guy.

(Don’t forget to submit your top prospect list by e-mailing it to prospectpoll@yahoo.com.)

Each player listed below is in the poll and played at least 10 games at the position.  I have included a link to the player’s profile in Baseball Reference.  And I have included a link to Gregg’s Report Card for Corner Infielders.

  1. Rhys Hoskins – what can I say, great season
  2. Brock Stassi – sentimental favorite, free agent
  3. Kyle Martin – big disappointment
  4. Harold Martinez – my first favorite player, changed the way I view prospects, always seemed more comfortable as a hitter when he played first base, free agent
  5. Damek Tomscha – looked good in Clearwater
  6. Zach Green – the injury really set him back, probably passed by younger guys
  7. Wilson Garcia – too small for the position, IMO
  8. Darick Hall – big spring, surprised it took so long for him to be moved up
  9. Austin Listi – didn’t see enough of him before he went to Williamsport
  10. Greg Pickett – promising, I liked him as an outfielder, leg injury probably prompted position change, big power bat
  11. Brian Mims – didn’t see enough of him before he went to Williamsport
  12. Quincy Nieporte – reminded me of Jake Fox before Fox became a GCL coach, would have rather seen him at a higher level
  13. Edwin Rodriguez – lost time at position to Pickett then Nieporte, probably doesn’t figure in Phillies’ plans

2017 Phuture Phillies Top Prospects Poll

It’s time for Phuture Phillies first post season prospect poll.  This is your chance to rank the organization’s prospects and see whether your thoughts are similar or different from the Phuture Phillies community.  I encourage everyone to submit a list.  The more data I receive, the more reflective of a collective consensus will be the outcome. Continue reading 2017 Phuture Phillies Top Prospects Poll

Open Discussion: Week of September 17th

This week the Phillies posted a 4-2 record.  They swept a three-game series from the Miami Marlins but dropped two of three against the Oakland Athletics.  They have a 58-91 record and a .369 PCT.  They are no longer the worst team in baseball. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of September 17th

“Looks Like We Made It, …”

With apologies to Barry Manilow, we have survived Hurricane Irma.  I live in a Clearwater non-evacuation zone, so we decided to shelter in place with family and friends when the storm was projected to turn north above Cuba and travel up the east coast of Florida.   Continue reading “Looks Like We Made It, …”