3 under-the-radar Phillies prospects who are excelling this season

Here are just some of the youngsters showing out in the Phillies' minor leagues this season.
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We hear about the Philadelphia Phillies' top prospects almost continuously it seems. However, with a farm system starting to burgeon with talent after the front office's hard work over the past few years, there are plenty of other names to take a look at in the minors that we don't hear enough about.

We're not interested in the Aidan Millers, Justin Crawfords or even the Starlyn Cabas of the world. Okay, we're obviously still interested, but we’ve had plenty of updates about them thanks to their impressive play this season.

For this endeavor, we wanted to explore some lesser-known names, so we picked three of the more under-the-radar prospects with whom some fans may not be as familiar.

3 under-the-radar Phillies prospects who are excelling this season

These players are all in the Phillies Top 30 prospect rankings from MLB Pipeline, but none of them are in the Top 10. What do they have in common besides being Phillies draft picks or international signings?

All three players are excelling this season at their various levels. So, let's jump in to see how the future of the Phillies franchise looks.

Nikau Pouaka-Grego, 2B/3B

Infielder Nikau Pouaka-Grego is back in action after missing all of 2023 with a torn ACL. The 19-year-old is making the most of it in Single-A with the Clearwater Threshers.

Ranked as the Phillies No. 29 prospect, Pouaka-Grego is slashing an impressive .293/.404/.439 in 26 games. He has just one home run but has shown off his bat-to-ball skills and quality of contact with seven doubles and a triple. He has struck out just 16 percent of the time while walking at a 13 percent clip.

Pouaka-Grego was picked as a Phillies prospect breakout to watch this season and is showing why. Despite the missed season, he has picked up where he left off in the Florida Complex League in 2022 when he slashed .301/.424/.466 in his first pro season.