Phillies Rule 5 Draft Prospect Watch List

Jul 10, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; World second baseman Yoan Moncada (11) tosses the ball to shortstop Willy Adames (right) in the third inning during the All Star Game futures baseball game at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 10, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; World second baseman Yoan Moncada (11) tosses the ball to shortstop Willy Adames (right) in the third inning during the All Star Game futures baseball game at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 10, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Jacob May (86) bats during the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 10, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Jacob May (86) bats during the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

Jacob May, OF: Chicago White Sox

Speed is the name of the game for the White Sox #12 prospect Jacob May. In four seasons with the White Sox organization, May has stolen 118 bases, including 38 back in 2015. Scouts give his speed a grade of 70, which is rated as well above-average.

Mar 10, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Jacob May (86) slaps hands with teammates after scoring a run during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 10, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Jacob May (86) slaps hands with teammates after scoring a run during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

May is a natural center fielder who can switch-hit fairly well. Through his four minor league seasons May has hit .273 with nearly 400 hits.

Despite sounding similar to Odubel Herrera and Roman Quinn, the Phillies could take a flier on May and work him in to either center or possibly left field depending on Kendrick and second base.

Picking May would be more of a best player available option rather than need, but the Phillies are purely collecting talent at this stage of their rebuild.

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