Category Archives: 2008 Reader Top 30

Prospect Matrix

As the season is coming to a close, I thought it would be entertaining to take a look back at predictions heading into the 2008 season. I compiled my Top 30, the consensus Top 30 done by you guys, the Top 30 from Baseball America, and Kevin Goldstein’s Top 11 plus honorable mentions (in yellow) to see who looks smart and who doesn’t look so smart. Or who got lucky. Note, I instructed everyone to ignore Mathieson and Zagurski in their rankings, I think maybe because of the amount of MLB time they had and that I didn’t consider them pure prospects or whatever. Well, that was probably dumb, but it looks like both guys have dropped off the radar, for similar/different reasons. Anyway, here is the chart.

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Talk amongst yourselves. I gave you a topic.

Top 30 lists submitted by you

Here is a graphic depicting the individual lists sent to me, compared with the Community List we cranked out. In the next few weeks I’m going to organize a new page at the top of the site to keep track of all of the Phillies prospect lists from this offseason, as well as our community list, and can compare as the season progresses. It should be interesting. I’m still working on my list, and hopefully I’ll have it done over the next few weeks, but time will be short over the holidays, so we’ll see. Anyway, here’s the graphic. If the image is too large or too small to properly see on your monitor, click here.

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Reader Top 30 is complete

Our democratic process to determine the Phillies top 30 prospects, according to you the readers, is complete, with Tyler Mach rounding out the top 30. I think a number of the selections are a tad strange, but it wasn’t my list, it was yours. A number of people had asked about submitting their own top 30 lists and comparing them, and I think that’s a fine idea. The reason I chose to do the day by day top 30 was simply the lack of anything to talk about regarding the minors on most days in the offseason. So, if you want to submit your own top 30 list, I encourage you to do so. We’ll compare lists and see where different guys rank on everyone’s list. To submit your list, simply send an email to phuturephillies at hotmail dot com, with “TOP 30” somewhere in the subject line of the e-mail. I’ll compile all of them together, lets say at the end of next week. Anyone is eligible, including guys who didn’t make the day by day Top 30.
So, here was the final list based on your voting

01. Carrasco
02. Cardenas
03. Savery
04. Costanzo
05. Outman
06. Carpenter
07. Marson
08. Donald
09. Drabek
10. Happ
11. Harman
12. Golson
13. Jaramillo
14. E Garcia
15. Brown
16. Bastardo
17. Bisenius
18. Berry
19. Myers
20. d’Arnaud
21. Naylor
22. Galvis
23. Correa
24. Mattair
25. Bolt
26. Diekman
27. Sampson
28. Mitchinson
29. Spencer
30. Mach

Reader Top 30, #30

Well folks, this is the end of the line. Matt Spencer took spot #29 yesterday, which means we only have one spot left, and still a number of interesting prospects left to choose from. We’ll finish up today, then we’ll figure out where we go from here tomorrow. So, get in and have your voice heard for the last time on the Reader Top 30.

01. Carrasco
02. Cardenas
03. Savery
04. Costanzo
05. Outman
06. Carpenter
07. Marson
08. Donald
09. Drabek
10. Happ
11. Harman
12. Golson
13. Jaramillo
14. E Garcia
15. Brown
16. Bastardo
17. Bisenius
18. Berry
19. Myers
20. d’Arnaud
21. Naylor
22. Galvis
23. Correa
24. Mattair
25. Bolt
26. Diekman
27. Sampson
28. Mitchinson
29. Spencer

Continue reading Reader Top 30, #30

Reader Top 30, #29

We’re coming down to the wire, and the vote for 28 was one of the closest, with Scott Mitchinson beating out Matt Spencer by 1 vote. Mitchinson is a guy who has always put up good numbers when on the field, but has rarely been on the field. So while his data set is fairly good, it’s fairly limited, which has to be taken into account. If he were to remain healthy, it would be interesting to see what he could do. So, two more slots left, and a lot of deserving guys left.

01. Carrasco
02. Cardenas
03. Savery
04. Costanzo
05. Outman
06. Carpenter
07. Marson
08. Donald
09. Drabek
10. Happ
11. Harman
12. Golson
13. Jaramillo
14. E Garcia
15. Brown
16. Bastardo
17. Bisenius
18. Berry
19. Myers
20. d’Arnaud
21. Naylor
22. Galvis
23. Correa
24. Mattair
25. Bolt
26. Diekman
27. Sampson
28. Mitchinson

Continue reading Reader Top 30, #29

Reader Top 30, #28

We’re closing out the week with #28 today, after Julian Sampson took the number 27 slot yesterday. We’ll finish things up next Tuesday with the final spot, then a recap, and then we’ll move on from there.

01. Carrasco
02. Cardenas
03. Savery
04. Costanzo
05. Outman
06. Carpenter
07. Marson
08. Donald
09. Drabek
10. Happ
11. Harman
12. Golson
13. Jaramillo
14. E Garcia
15. Brown
16. Bastardo
17. Bisenius
18. Berry
19. Myers
20. d’Arnaud
21. Naylor
22. Galvis
23. Correa
24. Mattair
25. Bolt
26. Diekman
27. Sampson

Continue reading Reader Top 30, #28

Reader Top 30, #27

Jacob Diekman takes #26 with some ease yesterday, with Julian Sampson and Matt Spencer picking up some steam. We’re almost finished, and I wanted to thank everyone for coming every day and voting, and I hope you guys stick around and continue the positive discussions going forward.  So, let’s do #27 today

01. Carrasco
02. Cardenas
03. Savery
04. Costanzo
05. Outman
06. Carpenter
07. Marson
08. Donald
09. Drabek
10. Happ
11. Harman
12. Golson
13. Jaramillo
14. E Garcia
15. Brown
16. Bastardo
17. Bisenius
18. Berry
19. Myers
20. d’Arnaud
21. Naylor
22. Galvis
23. Correa
24. Mattair
25. Bolt
26. Diekman

Continue reading Reader Top 30, #27

Reader Top 30, #26

Karl Bolt won yesterday’s vote, and while I can understand why people would get behind him, he’s not really a prospect at this point. He’ll be in and out of the team with his military obligation, and he was already old for his league. But hey, this is YOUR list, not mine, so it’s all good.

01. Carrasco
02. Cardenas
03. Savery
04. Costanzo
05. Outman
06. Carpenter
07. Marson
08. Donald
09. Drabek
10. Happ
11. Harman
12. Golson
13. Jaramillo
14. E Garcia
15. Brown
16. Bastardo
17. Bisenius
18. Berry
19. Myers
20. d’Arnaud
21. Naylor
22. Galvis
23. Correa
24. Mattair
25. Bolt

Continue reading Reader Top 30, #26

Reader Top 30, #25

Travis Mattair takes the 24th slot on the list, and we have only 6 more spots left with a bunch of promising guys left to pick. Here’s the plan. We’re going to finish the last 6 spots on the list. After we finish the day by day, I’ll take your individual top 30 lists if you’d like to send them, and we can compare and contrast each other’s lists. At some point in the next couple weeks, I’ll give my own Top 30 list, and then I’m going to present my rankings based on the evaluation system I created, as well as rankings based on position for all minor leaguers, to get an idea where I think Phillies prospects stack up, and where each team’s farm system ranks. Until then, let’s finish the day by day, starting with #25 today.

01. Carrasco
02. Cardenas
03. Savery
04. Costanzo
05. Outman
06. Carpenter
07. Marson
08. Donald
09. Drabek
10. Happ
11. Harman
12. Golson
13. Jaramillo
14. E Garcia
15. Brown
16. Bastardo
17. Bisenius
18. Berry
19. Myers
20. d’Arnaud
21. Naylor
22. Galvis
23. Correa
24. Mattair

Continue reading Reader Top 30, #25