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Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #21

Malquin Canelo was selected the Readers’ Poll 20th prospect.  He received 85 of 386 votes (22%).  He finished comfortably ahead of Ben Lively (69), and Nick Pivetta (51), and Jhailyn Ortiz (50).   Each received at least 13% of the votes cast. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #21

Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #20

Thomas Eshelman was selected the Readers’ Poll 19th prospect.  He received 80 of 409 votes (19.6%).  It was a close race with Malquin Canelo (63), Ben Lively (51), and Nick Pivetta (46), each receiving over 11% of the votes cast.  All but two of the players listed on the poll received at least one vote (Garcia and Paulino).  Five write-in votes were cast (K. Martin, Z. Green, Moore, Walding, and Domonic Brown?). Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #20

Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #19

Jimmy Cordero was selected the Readers’ Poll 18th prospect.  He received 100 of 391 votes (25.6%).  He out distanced a closely bunched group of three who contended for second place – Malquin Canelo (48), Nick Pivetta (48), Thomas Eshelman (45). Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #19

Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #18

Adonis Medina was selected the Readers’ Poll 17th prospect.  He received 165 of 380 votes (43%).  He was a runaway victor over second-place finisher Jimmy Cordero.

The Phillies signed Medina to a minor league contract as an international free agent on May 29, 2014 at the age of 17.   Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #18

Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #17

Tyler Goeddel was selected the Readers’ Poll 16th prospect.  He received 121 of 408 votes (30%).  He finished 8 votes ahead of Adonis Medina.

Goeddel was selected out of high school by Tampa with the 41st pick of the first round, a Comp A pick, of the 2011 First Year Player Draft.  He signed on August 15th of that summer.  He began his pro career in full season A ball at Bowling Green of the Midwest League as a 19-year old, the equivalent of Lakewood. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #17

Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #16

Carlos Tocci was selected the Readers’ Poll 15th prospect.  He received 145 of 418 votes (35%).  Tyler Goeddel finished second with 93 votes (22%).

Tocci was signed as an international free agent on August 23, 2011.  He may be the most divisive prospect in the organization.  There seems to be little middle ground.  He is viewed as either overrated or underrated. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #16

Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #15

Dylan Cozens was selected the Readers’ Poll 14th prospect.  He received 119 of 464 votes (26%).  He beat Carlos Tocci by 6 votes.

Cozens was signed on June 7, 2012 after being selected in the second round of the 2012 Amateur Draft with the 77th overall pick.  He was a multi-sport athlete in high school and had accepted a football scholarship to Arizona University after playing only one year of high school football.  He collected 7 sacks as a defensive end for his state champion team. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #15

Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #14

Ricardo Pinto was selected the Readers’ Poll 13th prospect.  He received 183 of 474 votes (39%).

Pinto signed with the Phillies as a free agent three weeks before his 18th birthday on December 28, 2011.  He spent a couple summers at the Phillies’ Venezuelan Academy then jumped to short-season ball at Williamsport in 2014.   Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #14

Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #13

We finally have a decision on the 12th prospect in the Reader Top 30.  After an unprecedented head-to-head run off between Scott Kingery and Ricardo Pinto, Kingery has emerged as the 12th prospect in the organization with 258 of 500 votes cast.  The race was close all day, but Kingery was able to maintain a steady 52% of the votes since early afternoon.  After I posted the last update at 6:00PM, Pinto closed to within 10 votes, but never got closer and trailed by 16 when I closed the poll. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2016 Reader Top 30 #13