Phillies have Seventh Best Farm System in MLB

Per MLB Pipeline, the Phillies have the seventh best farm system out of all 29 other teams in the MLB. Today, they released a updated version of the Top 100 Prospects. 6 Phillies prospects were named to that list. They are listed in order below.

OF Mickey Moniak (Number 33):

Moniak, 19, is assigned to full Class-A and is already tearing up the league. He was drafted by the Phillies in round one of the 2016 MLB Draft. He is listed as 6’2″, and weighing in at 185 pounds.

In his first season with the full Class-A team, the Lakewood Blueclaws, he has an average of .264 with 4 home runs, 33 RBI’s, and 91 hits in 345 at-bats. He has a slightly better average while playing in day games compared to playing in night games, coming in with an average of .268. While playing night games, he is averaging a .262 batting average.

He seems to have an advantage when it comes to hitting when facing a right-handed pitcher, averaging a .285 batting average. While facing a left-handed pitcher, he doesn’t necessarily do better. His batting average is .207, not making a huge difference between splits.

RHP Sixto Sanchez (Number 52)

Sanchez, who is currently 18, is assigned to Class-A affiliate of the Phillies, making a name for himself. He is on the Lakewood BlueClaws, and has never seen a promotion outside of A, as he is only 18-years-old. As he gets older, it’s definite that the Phillies will promote him to Double A affiliate.

Sixto, who is a Dominican Republic native, has pitched 61.1 innings, appearing in 12 games. In those 12 games, he only has 44 hits allowed against him, which is pretty good for a young prospect. In addition, he’s only has 18 earned runs.

Besides his regular season greatness, he has two awards during his time so far in the MiLB. In 2016, he was awarded the postseason All-Star award. Also, in 2016, he was awarded with Baseball America Rookie of the Year. Considering the recent Phillies pitching struggles this season, in a couple of years, he’ll be up in the MLB in no time if he continue to pitch like he is.

2B Scott Kingery (Number 56)

Second baseman Scott Kingery signed with the Philadelphia Phillies back in 2015, and since then he’s been in the MiLB, playing for teams affiliated to the Phillies. Currently, he is 23-years-old, and a Phoenix native.

During his time in the minor leagues, he picked up several awards and honors. They are listed below:

  • 2016: Midseason All-Star
  • 2016: Postseason All-Star
  • 2016: Rising Stars
  • 2017: Futures Game Selection

He was named to the 2017 Futures Game. He entered the game as a substitution in the sixth inning, and of course played second base. In his would-be first and final at-bat, he flew out to the outfield with runners in scoring position with 2 outs. Despite not having the best performance, he still made the Top 100 Prospect List, as listed by MLB.com.

SS J.P. Crawford (Number 64)

Crawford is well-known to both the Phillies organization, and the fans. He has been talked about for a while, and is expected to be the next big-thing. However, those talks came to a halt as he recently has struggled a bit and that’s why he’s remained in Phillies AAA affiliate Lehigh Valley Ironpigs for quite a while now.

So far in the 2017 season, he is batting with a .227 average. In 88 games played this year, he has 74 hits in 326 at-bats. He is credited with 40 RBI’s, and 8 home runs. Despite his batting average, he still hasn’t been called up to the big leagues, and still has not appeared in a MLB regular season game.

J.P Crawford, who is 23, has been with the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs for 2 seasons. Spending last season playing for both Reading Fightin Phils and Lehigh Valley Ironpigs. He has awards that include being the 2-time organization all-star, being awarded with the award in both 2015 and 2016.

C Jorge Alfaro (Number 73)

While many consider Alfaro better than current Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp, he still needs some time in the minor leagues. He has struggled recently, and hasn’t seemed to get out of his recent slump. He is expected to be a backup, if not starting catcher, when the Phillies deem that he is MLB-ready, which doesn’t have a set timetable.

While playing for AAA Lehigh Valley Ironpigs this season, he, currently, has a batting average of .242. Over the course of the season, he has 297 at-bats, and in those at-bats he has only hit the ball 72 times. Although he does have 40 RBI’s, he has a low number of home runs. However, that’s not expected of him to hit many home runs in a single season.

Alfaro has had some MLB action, playing 6 games with the Phillies and hitting at .125, before being optioned back down to Triple-A on March 17th of this year. He has also been invited numerous times to the Phillies spring training, where he has been watched by many as a potential star in the making.

1B Rhys Hoskins (Number 74)

Hoskins, who is currently battling for the lead in home runs in the International League, is not surprisingly batting at an average of .281. Many eyes have been on him lately, as he has been subjected to trade rumors, but the Phillies aren’t expected to trade him to another team as he is projected to be a star sometime in the near future.

Rhys is currently assigned to Lehigh Valley, and has not seen MLB action in the 2017 season yet. He has 23 home runs, yes 23 home runs, including 75 runs batted in. In addition, he is one hit shy of 100 hits for this season. In 352 at bats this season, he has struck out 66 times.

Stats that are included in this article are not updated periodically. This article was wrote 7/25

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