3 Phillies prospects who should not be traded and 2 who should

With the Phillies likely buying at the trade deadline, some of their prospects might be on the move
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Phillies prospect Griff McGarry should be available at the trade deadline

Three of the Phillies top four prospects are starting pitchers which is a great sign for the future of this club. With Aaron Nola approaching free agency this offseason and Zack Wheeler not far behind, who knows what the pitching staff will look like. A lot might be decided with what they do with the prospects themselves.

Painter is the alpha of the pitching prospects, and Mick Abel is considered the second best. While Griff McGarry might not be on the level of Painter or Abel, he's no slouch. Teams will definitely be calling if he is indeed made available.

McGarry is a really talented right-hander who missed the first month of the season due to an oblique injury but he's been healthy since and has pitched really well for the most part.

McGarry has a 3.99 ERA in nine starts and 29.1 innings pitched this season split between Single-A and Double-A. The ERA is inflated from one bad outing which saw him give up seven runs (six earned) in four innings of work. He's allowed two runs or fewer in each of his eight other starts.

McGarry hasn't gone very deep as he's maxed out at five innings and 84 pitches, but he strikes out plenty and has only given up three home runs.

Teams will always be looking for pitching, so McGarry can net the Phillies a really solid player if they do indeed decide to move him.