There's no doubt about the fact that the Philadelphia Phillies are not exactly full of prospect talent right now. Entering the year, multiple MLB media outlets put together farm system rankings, and the club was ranked no higher than 19th.
- MLB.com: 21st
- Bleacher Report: 23rd (May update)
- FanGraphs: 19th
- Prospects 1500: 26th
- The Athletic: 22nd
You get the point, nobody is very high on the Phillies farm system right now. With young guns like Logan O'Hoppe, Spencer Howard, Mickey Moniak, Matt Vierling being moved in recent years, it's not exactly a shock to hear that the club is not doing well in the prospect department. Whether it's an issue with player development or a bit of bad luck with recent draft picks, there's just not a lot of hype right now.
However, that does not mean that all hope is lost and that there are no notable prospects beyond the best of the best like Mick Abel, Andrew Painter and Justin Crawford. In fact, there are even a handful of prospects whose names you should know that don't even crack most outlets' top-30 lists.
Beyond the Abels and Painters and Crawfords, there are quite a few players of note; including Hao-Yu Lee, Griff McGarry, Simon Muzziotti, and Johan Rojas. But we're going to go even deeper than these youngsters and we're going to find four Phillies prospects who you need to familiarize yourself with as soon as possible.