Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet For June 10-17 Lists Three Phillies

Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet  is out with independent commentary on 21 of the hottest prospects in baseball from June 10-17.  Three of them are Phillies:

Jake Thompson, rhp, Phillies Team: Triple-A Lehigh Valley (International)
Age: 22
Why He’s Here: 1-0, 0.60, 2 GS, 15 IP, 11 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 9 SO, 3 BB, 1 HBP

The Scoop: Thompson and Jerad Eickhoff were the two key pitching prospects acquired from the Rangers last July for Cole Hamels. Eickhoff is a productive member of the big league rotation, and Thompson appears destined for same. He averaged a 70 game score in his two Triple-A starts this week, though none of his peripherals—6.7 strikeouts and 2.8 walks per nine innings, 44 percent groundballs—scream frontline starter. (ME)

Dylan Cozens, of, Phillies Team: Double-A Reading (Eastern)
Age: 22
Why He’s Here: .435/.519/.870 (10-for-23), 8 R, 1 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBIs, 4 BB, 8 SO

The Scoop: The heart of the one of the most relentless lineups in the minor leagues, Cozens continues to mash. He swatted three more home runs this week, bringing his Eastern League-leading total to 19. He’s also second on the circuit in RBIs. His power numbers drop off a bit away from cozy FirstEnergy Park, and he has a dramatic platoon split that bears watching as well. (JN)

Rhys Hoskins, 1b, Phillies
Team: Double-A Reading (Eastern)
Age: 23
Why He’s Here: .409/.519/.909, 9-for-22, 3 R, 2 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBIs, 4 BB, 6 SO

The Scoop: Don’t write off Hoskins’ big season (.278/.341/.547) as entirely a creation of Reading’s fine hitting environment. For one, he’s actually hitting nearly as well on the road (.289/.353/.529) as at home. Also, this follows on the heels of slugging better than .500 at low Class A Lakewood and high Class A Clearwater. Hoskins isn’t an exceptional prospect, but he has legitimate power that bears watching. (JJ)







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