TBOH 2015 Phillies #7 Prospect – Dylan Cozens (Photo Credit: Mike Janes/Four Seam Images)
7 – DYLAN COZENS, RF
Dylan Cozens was the Phillies 2nd Round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft out of a Scottsdale, Arizona high school. The 20-year old has progressed steadily now through three minor league levels, and he really began to show his power this past season by blasting 16 homers at Lakewood. He also has shown a propensity to strike out, with 147 K’s in 2014, leading some scouts to view him as a 4A-type player who may never be more than a big league backup outfielder. The Phillies see more in the hustler who also stole 23 bases this past season. No doubt 2015 will be a key developmental season for Cozens. Everyone would like to see him become a bit more disciplined. If he can continue to play a strong rightfield, develop his power, maintain his speed, and also cut down some on those strikeouts, his left-handed bat will begin to profile much stronger in those outside scouts eyes. For now, we like his power-speed combo and his gamer attitude. The talent is there for him to outperform the outsiders current expectations.