Are the top 5 Phillies prospects showing progress?

Checking in to see how the Phillies' top prospects are doing early in the season.
Philadelphia Phillies No. 2 prospect Mick Abel
Philadelphia Phillies No. 2 prospect Mick Abel / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages
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No. 4: Justin Crawford (High-A Jersey Shore BlueClaws)

The Philadelphia Phillies added some elite athleticism when they drafted high school outfielder Justin Crawford in the first round (17th overall) in the 2022 MLB Draft. If the name Crawford sounds familiar, that's because Justin's father is former four-time MLB All-Star Carl Crawford. Featuring a similar skill set as his father, it's clear good baseball genes run in the Crawford family.

The talented 20-year-old is currently patrolling the outfield for High-A Jersey Shore and is showing that his bat is more than capable of handling High-A pitching. Crawford is off to a blistering start at the plate with a .300 batting average and 30 hits in 100 at-bats, in addition to two home runs and 12 RBI.

Crawford's speed is going to play well at the big league level, and this season he has already swiped 11 bags while only being caught three times — MLB catchers are already on notice.

No. 3: Aidan Miller (Low-A Clearwater Threshers)

The Phillies continued the trend of drafting high school bats when they selected third baseman/shortstop Aidan Miller with the 27th pick in the 2023 MLB Draft. Miller's prodigious power makes him an intriguing prospect to watch. At 19, he's already hitting tape measure shots while lacing them up for the Low-A Clearwater Threshers.

Miller is absolutely demolishing Low-A pitching this season. The scorching-hot youngster is batting a sizzling .337 with 28 hits in 83 at-bats. The power is legit, as Miller has four home runs and 16 RBI in addition to eight doubles batting in the middle of the order for Clearwater.

It wouldn't shock anyone if Miller joins No. 4 prospect Justin Crawford at High-A Jersey Shore in the not-so-distant-future. File Miller away as untouchable.