5 Phillies prospects who should participate in the 2024 MLB Spring Breakout

The Phillies have some young prospects with potential who rank outside their Top 10 rankings. Which young players should participate in the first-ever MLB Spring Breakout in March?
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Ethan Wilson, OF, No. 16 prospect

The Phillies have several outfielders within their Top 30 prospects. Ethan Wilson is the organization's sixth-ranked player at the position. He is known for his power-hitting based partially on his home run total but also due to his high strikeout numbers. Home run power hitters also have many strikeouts over the course of a season.

Last season at Double-A with the Reading Fightin Phils, Wilson had 17 homers and 110 strikeouts in 420 plate appearances. He also had 24 doubles, 61 RBI, 52 runs, and 12 stolen bases in 114 games. The outfielder had a .250/.307/.443 line with an OPS of .750.

He was promoted to Reading in 2022 and spent 18 games with the club. After spending all of last year with the Fightin Phils, he may earn a promotion toward the middle or end of the 2024 season to Triple-A with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

Tommy McCollum, RHP, No. 21 prospect

After spending 2021 in Single-A with the Clearwater Threshers, Tommy McCollum gained more playing experience and improved the following year with Clearwater. He appeared in 23 contests and finished with a 1.45 ERA. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound reliever earned five saves and limited hitters to a .111 batting average. He also finished with 52 strikeouts and a 0.87 WHIP.

Last season, he spent a good portion of the year in High-A with the Jersey Shore BlueClaws. McCollum had 34 appearances, seven saves, 56 strikeouts, and a 1.14 WHIP. He earned a promotion to the Fightin Phils and appeared in 10 contests with Reading. He finished with a 3.86 ERA, one save, 11 strikeouts, limited batters to a .100 average, and had a 1.29 WHIP. The reliever will begin 2024 at Double-A with a good chance of ending the year at Lehigh Valley.

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