With only about two weeks left in 2014 most if not all the Phillies minor league player rankings are out. This morning Baseball America released its Phillies Top 10 Prospects List. The Mlbpipeline.com updated the Phillies Top 20 Prospects Watch since the Rule 5 draft last Thursday. Also listed below are Baseball Prospective’s Top Ten rankings from earlier in the month, the Milb.com organizational rankings by position and my top positional rankings.
Below are the 2014 rankings for the Phillies prospects:
Baseball Prospectus Top 10
1. J.P. Crawford, SS, 2. Aaron Nola, RHP, 3. Maikel Franco, 3B/1B, 4. Yoel Mecias, LHP, 5. Jesse Biddle, LHP, 6. Deive Grullon, C. 7. Kelly Dugan, OF, 8, Carlos Tocci, CF, 9. Elniery Garcia LHP, 10. Dylan Cozens, OF.
Baseball America Top 10
1. J.P. Crawford, SS, 2. Aaron Nola, RHP, 3. Maikel Franco, 3B/1B, 4. Roman Quinn, CF, 5. Carlos Tocci, CF, 6. Aaron Brown, OF, 7. Matt Imhoff, LHP, 8. Jesmuel Valentin, 2b/ss, 9. Yoel Mecias, LHP, 10. Franklyn Kilome, RHP.
MLBPipeline.com/Phillies Top 20 Prospect Watch
1. Crawford, 2. Nola, 3. Franco, 4. Biddle, 5. Quinn, 6. Aaron Altherr, OF, 7. Severino Gonzalez, RHP, 8. Grullon, 9. Cord Sandberg, OF, 10. Imhoff, 11. Andrew Knapp, C, 12. Victor Arano, RHP. 13, Tocci, 14. Cozens, 15. Cameron Perkins, OF, 16. Chris Oliver, LHP, 17. Valentin, 18. Kelly Dugan, OF, 19. Joely Rodriguez, LHP, 20. Brown.
Milb.com Phillies Organization All-Stars by Position
C. Andrew Knapp, 1B. Art Charles, 2B. Tim Zier, 3B. Maikel Franco, SS. J.P. Crawford, OF. Dylan Cozens, OF. Roman Quinn, OF Pete Lavin, Utility. Willians Astudillo, RHP. Aaron Nola, LHP. Denton Keys, Reliever Luis Garcia.
Baseball Ross Phillies Top Prospects by Positions
C. Knapp, 1B. Rhys Hoskins, 2B. Grenny Cumana, 3B. Maikel Franco, SS. J.P. Crawford, OF. Odubel Herrera, OF. Brown, OF. Quinn, Utility. Astadillo, RHP, Starter. Colin Kleven, LHP, Starter. Adam Morgan, RHP, Reliever. Edubray Ramos, LHP, Reliever. Josh Taylor.
Honorable Mention Pitchers (not on above lists): Starters, RHP Ranfi Casimiro, RHP Miguel Nunez, LHP Brandon Leibrandt, RHP Mark Leiter Jr. RHP Jordan Guth, RHP David Whitehead, RHP Ricardo Pinto and RHP reliever Nefi Ogando and LHP reliever Elvis Araujo. Honorable Mention Postion Players (not on above lists): CF. Carlos Duran, SS. Malquin Canelo, 3B/2B. Carlos Alonso.