Starlyn Caba, SS, No. 13 prospect
The 18-year-old native of the Dominican Republic is another Phillies prospect who performed well in his rookie minor league season. Starlyn Caba has been compared to New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor.
The infielder had a slash line of .301/.423/.346 with an OPS of .769 in 38 games for DSL Phillies White. Caba finished with 40 hits,17 RBI, and 28 walks in 133 at-bats. He also had 29 runs and 16 stolen bases.
Caba has potential on defense as he showed during his first year in the minors. Like Tait, he will be a young player worth watching to see how he will progress during his second season. If he continues his development, he'll be a good all-around player both offensively and defensively.
TayShaun Walton, OF, No. 19 prospect
The outfielder drafted in 2023 by Philadelphia stands out at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds. TayShaun "TJayy" Walton. He has considerable raw power, according to Brian Barber, the Phillies' amateur scouting director: "He is a strong, massive human being and he hits the ball hard. We're getting an 18-year-old that has good at-bats and has bat-to-ball skills."
Walton, who Philadelphia drafted out of the IMG Academy of Florida, did well at the plate in his limited action last season. The outfielder had a slash line of .385/.529./692 and a 1.221 OPS in five games last season for the Florida Complex League Phillies. It will be interesting to see how he can progress if he plays in many more games during the 2024 season.