Phillies Prospect Report: Left-Hander Showing Promise in Clearwater

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CLEARWATER, FL- MARCH 03: The Philadelphia Phillies warm up before the game against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 3, 2016 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
CLEARWATER, FL- MARCH 03: The Philadelphia Phillies warm up before the game against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 3, 2016 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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<> at Bright House Field on March 9, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida.
<> at Bright House Field on March 9, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida. /

Trending Down: Jiandido Tromp, RF, Reading

Tromp opened some eyes for a time in Spring Training this year before being sent down to the minors, but hasn’t kept that success going in Reading.

As of May 24th, Tromp was hitting .214 and slugging just .301 in 34 games. In his last 10 games as of the 24th, he was only 3-24 with 9 strikeouts. Slumps are part of the game, so time will tell if he can get out of this funk.

It is unlikely Tromp ever makes it up to the Phillies. A strong turnaround can boost his trade value and lead to him being shipped out of Philadelphia.

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With the logjam of outfielders in the organization right now, Tromp’s struggles aren’t something Phillies fans need to worry about. If his struggles continue, Tromp will be staying put in Reading and won’t have any impact on the Phillies this year.

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