These 15 Phillies top prospects should be on your radar

Jun 17, 2019; Bradenton, FL, USA; Team Jones pitcher Mick Abel (1) during workouts at IMG Academy. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 17, 2019; Bradenton, FL, USA; Team Jones pitcher Mick Abel (1) during workouts at IMG Academy. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Adonis Medina (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports) /

14. Adonis Medina RHP

Adonis Medina has been in the Phillies org since 2014, which is a lot longer ago than it sounds. The righty debuted in 2020, and has pitched in a total of five games for the Phillies at the big-league level over the last two years. He’s compiled a 3.86 ERA over 11 2/3 innings. He is equipped with a fastball, changeup, and slider.

Medina is supposed to be a promising part of the Phillies’ pitching future, but his stock has actually fallen over the last few years. When the Phillies signed Corey Knebel and Johan Camargo right before the lockout, they designated Medina for assignment as a corresponding roster move. As a result, he’s no longer on the 40-man roster but remains with the organization, trapped in limbo until the work stoppage ends.

MLB ETA: 2020

13. Casey Martin SS

Drafted in the third round of the 2020 draft, Casey Martin is rising quickly in the Phillies’ rankings despite only playing one professional season (the 2020 minor-league season was cancelled due to the pandemic.)

Martin began his first professional season at Low-A Clearwater and hit so well over 38 games (.278/.360/.404, .764 OPS) that he was promoted to High-A Jersey Shore. However, Martin wasn’t ready for the next level, hitting just .136/.232/.200 with a .432 OPS over 29 games at High-A before being sent back down to Clearwater.

The scouting report accurately assesses that Martin’s talent is “raw,” but he has been praised for his “wiry strength.”

However, with fellow shortstop prospect Bryson Stott set to debut in 2022, it’s unclear what Martin’s future holds with the organization. He played third base at the University of Arkansas, so if Alec Bohm can’t figure it out next year, the door might be more open for Martin.

MLB ETA: 2023

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