TBOH Phillies Top 10 Prospects
TBOH 2015 Phillies #4 Prospect – Aaron Nola
4 – AARON NOLA, RHP
Aaron Nola was the Phillies 1st Round pick at 7th overall in the 2014 MLB Draft out of LSU. Considered an advanced prospect immediately on being drafted, the 21-year old started at High-A but moved to AA Reading for his final 5 starts. Overall it was clearly a strong first pro year for Nola. He made 11 starts, yielding 49 hits in 55.1 innings while producing a 45/10 K/BB ratio. Now a Top 50 prospect in all of MLB, Nola is on the fast track to Philadelphia and could arrive as soon as the coming 2015 season. That might be rushing him a bit, and the Phils would surely prefer to see him establish himself against advanced minor league hitting at AAA before his big league debut. Much will depend on his continued production and development, and what happens in the rest of the Phillies rotation before or during 2015. Everything the Phillies hoped he would be in a Top 10 MLB draftee, it’s now just about Nola staying healthy and continuing his march towards red pinstripes.