Which Phillies prospects are improving and who took a step back?
Each week we examine two Phillies prospects trending up and two trending down. Here are the four we’ve decided to break down this week, ranging from relative unknowns and the former number one overall pick, Mickey Moniak.
Trending Up: David Parkinson, LHP, Lakewood
Yet another member of the Lakewood staff has been dealing lately. In just his second professional season, Parkinson is 6-1 with a 1.07 ERA in11 starts.
On June 17th, Parkinson threw 7 shutout innings, giving up 3 hits and striking out 11. He is in the midst of a streak in which he hasn’t given up an earned run since May 14th. That stretch includes 5 consecutive scoreless outings.
Parkinson, at 22 years old, is on the path to advancing through the system in short order.