Phillies: Predicting Top 10 Prospects’ Call-up Dates

Mar 13, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies shortstop J.P. Crawford (77) sits in the dugout against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 13, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies shortstop J.P. Crawford (77) sits in the dugout against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner 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 /

Jake Thompson: August 1st

Jake Thompson will fill-in Jeremy Hellickson’s spot in the starting rotation, and never look back. The Phillies top pitching prospect was acquired in the Cole Hamels trade, and has been lights out over his past 10 starts for Lehigh Valley.

In his last 10 starts, he has a 6-1 record with a 1.36 ERA. He will join Vince Velasquez and Aaron Nola as the sure-fire starters of the future, and create a legitimate top three rotation.

With his scheduled lined up with Hellickson, the arrival date is all but set. The second Hellickson is shipped off within the next two weeks, Jake Thompson will be a major league pitcher.

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