Phillies Prospect Update: Who Might Be on the Move at the Deadline

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 24: Carlos Santana #41 of the Philadelphia Phillies talks to General Manager Matt Klentak prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park on April 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 24: Carlos Santana #41 of the Philadelphia Phillies talks to General Manager Matt Klentak prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park on April 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Zach Green, 1B, Lehigh Valley

Zach Green started the year in Reading and demolished Eastern League pitching. In 77 games for the Fightin’ Phils, he hit 17 home runs and knocked in 53 runs. On top of the power, he also hit .296 during his time in Reading.

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On July 12, he was promoted to Triple-A, playing 13 games so far for the Iron Pigs. He has struggled adjusting to the higher level competition. In those 13 games, he is only 8-for-43 with one home run and five RBI.

He showed his offensive potential in Reading and teams definitely took notice of that. In time, he’ll adjust to the better pitching and will start producing again. The Phillies may look to deal him with their logjam at first-base and in the outfield. They may be able to get a bench bat or a mid-tier reliever for Green. He could also be a secondary piece paired with another prospect in a bigger deal.

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