TBOH 2015 Phillies #8 Prospect – Matt Imhof
8 – MATT IMHOF, LHP
Matt Imhof was the Phillies 2nd Round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft out of Cal-Poly University. A big, strong lefty in much the same physical mold as Biddle, the 21-year old has the classic fastball/slider/change repertoire and he looked really strong in his first pro experience this summer after being drafted. Imhof advanced already through 3 different levels, which wasn’t all that surprising with his college experience. Lakewood manager Greg Legg reported: “He has gone after the hitters. He has a good changeup, a good fastball. I was really impressed with his composure. The angle on his ball, his changeup and his command are all things I saw that are going to be really good.” Another guy who may start 2015 at High-A, but who should be ready for AA-Reading. If he keeps progressing, he could come fast and become a rotation option in Philadelphia as soon as the start of 2016.