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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Austin Listi, 1B, Reading

Like Green, Austin Listi was promoted in the middle of this season. He hit .344 with nine home runs and 45 RBI in 58 games for Clearwater.

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In the 37 games since his promotion to Double-A, Listi has been almost just as good as he was in Single-A. He has six long balls and 22 RBI to go along with his .293 average.

Listi is a very similar case to Zach Green. He’s shown the ability to hit for power and average. However, there isn’t really room for him on the Phillies in a starting role.

The outfield is already over-crowded if they decided to convert him defensively and at first base, Carlos Santana and Rhys Hoskins won’t be losing their jobs anytime soon.

Listi is also a good candidate to be traded for a bench bat or a reliever to solidify the bullpen. He won’t bring back a great player, but right now the Phillies just need to add depth.

The Phillies probably aren’t going to make a blockbuster trade this week. With that being said, a few minor moves can help this team contend for the Division Title down the stretch.

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Medina is the only one on this list that might bring back a large return, but the others can still help acquire players that can have a major impact on this team in the race for October.

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