Three Phillies prospects named to 2019 MLB.com Top 100
Three Phillies prospects were named to the preseason 2019 MLB.com Top 100 list after six were on last year’s version of the list.
Prospect ranking season is in full swing now with Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus releasing their lists earlier this week. MLB.com released their Top 100 list Saturday night, and three Phillies were on the list.
Sixto Sanchez was ranked No. 27 overall, Alec Bohm was No. 59, and Adonis Medina was No. 77. Sanchez and Bohm were on Baseball America’s list, while Sanchez and Medina were on the Baseball Prospectus list.
Sanchez ranked almost exactly where they were on last year’s iteration of MLB.com’s rankings (he was No. 26). MLB.com has him ranked slightly worse than BP (No. 23) and BA (No. 13), but he remains one of the best prospects in the game. He is the tenth-best pitching prospect according to MLB.com’s list.
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Bohm is a newcomer after being selected No. 3 overall in the 2018 draft. He ranked No. 65 on the BA list but didn’t appear on BP’s as the latter has concerns about his ceiling as a major-league hitter. His upside remains high with a strong combination of power and contact that he displayed in college.
Medina rose up the rankings compared to last year when he was No. 86 overall. Opinions are obviously varied on him given that he failed to make the BA list. He had a down year at High-A Clearwater compared to previous minor-league seasons, but his high upside on the mound made him a key component of trade discussions during the season.
Six Phillies were on the list last year with only two returning. J.P. Crawford and Scott Kingery graduated to the majors, with the former being traded to the Mariners earlier this season. Each had disappointing 2018 seasons for varying reasons.
Adam Haseley (No. 95 in 2018) and Mickey Moniak (No. 88) both fell off the list, as they have on other outlet’s versions as well. Moniak had another rough start to his season before slowly turning around. Haseley had a good year but his overall numbers were likely inflated by playing in Double-A Reading.