Phillies prospect observation: Bryson Stott continues his ascent, Miki Moniak, Mick Abel are struggling
The Phillies seem to have succeeded in recruiting utility prospect Luke Williams-at least in the early return. This feeling hit a two-point home run away Against the Warriors on Wednesday, he scored 0.444 in his first three games with MLB clubs.
It seems that the injection of youth and vitality may be exactly what the Phillies need, because they are still in the purgatory of 0.500, but they are close to the lead of NL East. Who will be the next player called to have an impact? Which players are currently increasing their value in minors—possibly helping the Phillies prepare some ammunition for a meaningful deal deadline acquisition?
Here is who is the favorite among the Phillies’ current top prospects in the farm system-and who is not. The potential customers we select are those who perform particularly well or very badly. Many of the top prospects of the unmentioned teams are either injured, or called up to the major leagues, or just not warm…
[NOTE: Prospect rankings are via MLB.com’s top 30.]
Who is hot
Bryson Stott, SS, Reading (ranked second)
The Phillies overcompleted the first round of the draft? That is a new one. Stott follows in the disappointing footsteps of Mickey Moniak (more on him later), Adam Haseley and others. So far this season, he is definitely a slaughter of minors. After Blue Claws started his 2021, Stott hit 0.288 points with five homers and an on-base percentage of 0.453 points. He was promoted in just 22 games, and he performed equally well at Reading last week, having already had two home runs when he scored .286/.447/.536. Philadelphia is arguing over his development. After his contract expires next season, his hope that Didi Gregorius can be added in the short term seems obvious.
John Rojas, CF, Clearwater (No. 7)
Rojas is only 20 years old, but after a very slow start, he has achieved good results in Florida, hitting 0.382 in the past seven games, including three home runs and eight RBIs. He is young and obviously primitive, but for some reason, he is in the top ten. Can he see the call to Reading in the future?
Jhailyn Ortiz, SS, Jersey (No. 20)
The 22-year-old Ortiz performed impressively in June, hitting three homers with 0.348 points in just six games so far. On May 29th, his average batting average was a very ordinary 0.235. It is now 0.259 and is still rising. Ortiz is currently one of the best and hottest prospects on the farm.
Cornelius Randolph, RF, Lehigh Valley (not ranked)
Randolph was the first-round pick of the Phillies who graduated from high school in 2015. It took him a while to find his footing as a professional athlete. But it looks like he has this year, reaching an impressive 0.311 in Triple-A. However, when he was placed on the 7-day injury list on June 5, his hot state seemed to be cooling off.
Bailey Falter, SP, Lehigh Valley (not ranked)
Since the not-so-excellent Triple A debuted in early May, Falter has only scored two total points in the subsequent five starts, and this year’s self-report rate reached an impressive 2.91. As early as April, he briefly played in the majors (allowing two runs), but since then he has definitely found the form. If he needs help in the rotation this summer, he may find himself a starting point opportunity.
Rafael Marcano, SP, Clearwater (not ranked)
This is a bonus inclusion. Macano is not on the Phillies’ best prospects list, but the 21-year-old from Venezuela absolutely dominates the single A, having only two innings of 20 innings in 6 games, three of which started. At the beginning of June 5th, Marcano scored 8 goals without hitting the ball, walking or running. If he continues like this, he will be promoted soon.
Arquimedes Gamboa, SS, Reading (not ranked)
The 23-year-old Gamboa was once on the Phillies’ 40-man roster and topped their top 30 prospects. All in all, he has a great glove, and the Phillies front desk hopes his bat can catch up. under most circumstances. It doesn’t. So far, he has shot 0.212 in double-A, but his recent performance has been slightly better. In the six games as of June, he has shot 0.316.
Who is not
Mick Abel, SP, Clearwater (No. 1)
After Abel pitched in his first professional game in Clearwater, his performance is getting better and better, but so far this year, his ERA is still very bad at 4.74. In the most recent game on Wednesday, Abel failed to emerge from the second game, scoring three points in three hits and two walks. Prior to this, he only allowed two runs in the last four starts, but none exceeded 3.2 innings because the Phils team was very cautious in their recent first-round picks.
Francisco Morales, SP, Reading (3rd place)
It is difficult to find the top three hotter than Morales now. After showing a lot of hope in low A balls in 2019, the 2020 offseason due to COVID-19 (the cancellation of minor league baseball) seems to really hinder the development of this 21-year-old player. With more than six starts in Double A, Morales scored 0-5 with a 14.09 ERA. In addition to his one start, he has allowed four or more runs, and if he can’t figure out things quickly, he is at risk of relegation.
Louis Garcia, SS, Clearwater (5th place)
Another 20-year-old (such as Rojas) Garcia has been trying hard to learn how to become a professional batsman. He scored 41 strikeouts in 32 games with a 0.236 field goal percentage. Since hitting three hits on June 5th, Garcia has only played one goal in his past 13 games.
Adonis Medina, SP, Lehigh Valley (10th place)
The Phillies lacked pitching talent, and Medina did not really perform well in his 24-year-old minor season, which puts his top 10 prospects at risk. After losing 5 frames without points on May 21st, Medina has been struggling, making 13 runs over the plate in his final 11.2 innings, spread over three games.
Mickey Moniak, CF, Lehigh Valley (No. 11)
For Phillies fans, Moniak is as frustrating as any young rookie in recent memory, because the 2016 first-round draft did not even meet expectations. When he got a few weeks of starting opportunities in the majors and lost veteran Odubel Herrera, he was terrible. Since then, Moniak has shot 0.216 from the field and played worse before the three-stroke two-run game on June 5, which helped improve his stats. He needs to play a few more games to get another chance in Major League Baseball.
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