Phillies farm system named #5, top 30 prospects revealed

CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 20: J.P. Crawford
CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 20: J.P. Crawford /
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New faces are joining the Phillies top-30 prospects list

Years of rebuilding and trading veteran players is finally paying off for the Phillies, who have been named to have the fifth best farm system in baseball.

MLB Pipeline also released the team’s latest top-30 prospect ranking, which was once led by Mickey Moniak. Right-handed pitcher Sixto Sanchez now reigns atop the list with several new players joining towards the bottom.

Here’s the updated list of Phillies top prospects after trades this offseason and the last year of draft picks.

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  1. Sixto Sanchez, RHP
  2. Scott Kingery, 2B
  3. J.P. Crawford, SS
  4. Adonis Medina, RHP
  5. Mickey Moniak, OF
  6. Adam Haseley, OF
  7. Jorge Alfaro, C
  8. Jhaylin Ortiz, OF
  9. JoJo Romero, LHP
  10. Franklyn Kilome, RHP
  11. Arquimedes Gamboa, SS
  12. Ranger Suarez, LHP
  13. Serathony Dominguez, RHP
  14. Daniel Brito, 2B
  15. Enyel De Los Santos, RHP
  16. Thomas Eshelman, RHP
  17. Roman Quinn, OF
  18. Cornelius Randolph, OF
  19. Dylan Cozens, OF
  20. Jose Gomez, INF
  21. Kyle Young, LHP
  22. Francisco Morales, RHP
  23. Spencer Howard, RHP
  24. McKenzie Mills, LHP
  25. Drew Anderson, RHP
  26. Cole Irvin, LHP
  27. Luis Garcia, SS
  28. Victor Arano, RHP
  29. J.D. Hammer, RHP
  30. Kevin Gowdy, RHP

Prospects falling off the list: Cole Stobbe, 3B; Elniery Garcia, RHP; Abrahan Gutierrez, C; Eliezier Alvarez, INF; Edgar Garcia, RHP

Prospects new to the list: Arquimedes Gamboa, SS; Kyle Young, LHP; Francisco Morales, RHP

At some point in the near future Crawford and Alfaro will come off the list once they are no longer considered prosepcts and purely major league players. That could mean a bump for Stobbe or Garcia on the list.

It’s great to see Young finally hit the list after an outstanding year with the Crosscutters. A commanding 6’10 on the mound Young struckout 72 batters in 13 starts with a 2.77 ERA after being drafted in the 22nd round of the 2016 draft.

First round picks Moniak, Randolph, and Haseley slipped from last year after being drafted as pure hitters. Moniak being the first overall pick two years ago still have time to grow, while Haseley is expected to move quickly coming out of Virginia.

Next: Scott Kingery off to another hot start in spring

Mark Appel also is no longer ranked after leaving baseball despite being the number one overall pick a couple of years ago by the Houston Astros.

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