Phillies Prospect Report: Left-Hander Showing Promise in Clearwater
Phillies prospects are starting to heat up in Florida and cool down in Reading
The Phillies continue to win and all eyes are on them now as we approach summer. Contrary to the last few years, attention has shifted away from the Phillies’ system, but there are still prospects to keep an eye on.
Trending Up: Bailey Falter, LHP, Clearwater
The 5th round pick in the 2015 Draft has dazzled in Clearwater this year. Falter has been in the shadows of Cornelius Randolph and Scott Kingery, who were taken ahead of him in the same draft, but this year Falter is making sure people know his name.
As of May 24th, Falter was 4-0 with a 1.60 ERA in 7 starts. In his last 4 starts, Falter has given up 1 total run. On May 12th, Falter shut down Daytona, giving up just 2 hits and striking out 11 in 6.2 scoreless innings.
Falter has shown tremendous command of the strike zone in 2018. As of May 24th, he struck out 37 hitters to just 7 walks.
Falter won’t be in the big leagues any time soon with so many good pitching prospects ahead of him and the highly touted Sixto Sanchez on the same team in Clearwater, but there is a chance he can become a piece of a trade this summer.