Phillies Organization Has Four Prospects Ranked Within Top 50 in Baseball

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Mar 6, 2016; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies shortstop J.P. Crawford (77) during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 6, 2016; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies shortstop J.P. Crawford (77) during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 3, 2016; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Thompson (75) warms up before the start of the spring training game against the Houston Astros at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2016; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Thompson (75) warms up before the start of the spring training game against the Houston Astros at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports /

Jake Thompson, SP, Lehigh Valley

All four of these prospects could be in Philadelphia soon. Thompson is the most likely to join the Phillies first, as he has spent all of this season in Triple-A. His numbers have been solid with a 1.14 WHIP and 2.58 ERA.

Considering the struggles Phillies starting pitchers have had, Thompson could end up in the rotation sooner than we think.

Here is what Baseball Prospectus had to say about Jake Thompson

"Why He’ll Succeed: A plus slider leads a solid four-pitch mix with the two-seamer generating plenty of ground-balls. He’ll flash days when the fastball command, slider, and curveball work in concert and appear to be something more than the mid-rotation arm he really is. Why He Might Fail: He’s a four-pitch guy who could lack a consistent swing-and-miss offering, making him more of a back-end starter than something more."

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