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2021 Phillies Top Prospect Countdown: #1 RHP Spencer Howard

Spencer Howard, image- Jay Floyd Right-handed pitcher  Spencer Howard  is, once again, the Phillies’ top overall prospect. Howard was the team’s second round draft selection in 2017 (45th overall) out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has proven to be an exceptional hurler in his time as a professional hurler. In his draft year/sophomore season, Howard notched an impressive 8-1 record with a 1.95 ERA and a 10 K/9 mark over 17 appearances (12 starts) for the Mustangs. As a red shirt freshman the previous year, he posted a 2.95 ERA in 21 appearances (two starts). After signing his first pro contract, Howard debuted with Class A short-season Williamsport, where he tallied a 1-1 record with a 4.45 ERA and a .214 batting average against while striking out 40 and walking 18 in 28 1/3 innings over nine starts. Following the regular season, he participated in the Florida Instructional League. In 2018, Howard felt great levels of comfort with his Lakewood teammates, describing his situation as be

2021 Phillies Top Prospects Countdown: #2 RHP Francisco Morales

Please visit  Patreon.com/PhoulBallz  in order to support my work and get access to material like this before anyone.  Plus you'll get interviews as well as other exclusive content you won't be able to enjoy anywhere else.  Morales, image- Jay Floyd Right-handed pitcher  Francisco Morales  has emerged as not only one of the Phillies' best prospects but quite possibly one of the best young arms in the sport. Inked by the Phils in 2016 at age 16, for a reported $900,000, the Venezuela native participated that year in the Florida Instructional League. He made his regular season minor league debut the following year with the Rookie level Gulf Coast League Phillies, posting a 3-2 record with a 3.05 ERA, a .225 batting average against and a 9.6 K/9 mark in 10 games (nine starts). In 2018 the six-foot-four 185-pounder stepped up to the Class A short-season New York-Penn League.  There, in 13 starts for Williamsport, Morales collected a 4-5 record with a 5.27 ERA, a .244 batting av

2021 Phillies Top Prospects Countdown: #3 SS Bryson Stott

Please visit  Patreon.com/PhoulBallz  in order to support my work and get access to material like this before anyone.  Plus you'll get interviews as well as other exclusive content you won't be able to enjoy anywhere else.  Stott, image- Jay Floyd The Phillies' first round draft selection from 2019,  Bryson Stott ,  joined the organization and swiftly became one of the most promising prospects in their developmental system. In his junior season last year with UNLV, Stott posted a .356 average with 10 home runs, 36 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 58 games.  Additionally, the lefty batter that was drafted 14th overall boasted a .486 on base percentage with the Runnin' Rebels. Soon after the draft, Stott signed with the Phillies and made his professional debut with the Rookie level Gulf Coast League Phillies East team.  In four games, he went 6-for-9 with a double, a triple and a home run.  With a promotion to Class A short-season Williamsport, Stott continued his success and w

2021 Phillies Top Prospects Countdown: #4 Catcher Rafael Marchan

Please visit  Patreon.com/PhoulBallz  in order to support my work and get access to material like this before anyone.  Plus you'll get interviews as well as other exclusive content you won't be able to enjoy anywhere else.  At a valued position, backstop  Rafael Marchan   is one of the Phillies' most valued prospects as he has built a reputation as an intelligent and physically talented player. Signed in the same off-season that the Phils dished out a $4 million signing bonus to outfielder Jhailyn Ortiz, Marchan inked a deal for a reported bargain price of $200,000, as a 16-year-old in 2015. He made his professional debut in the Dominican Summer League in 2016, posting a .333 average with seven doubles, a triple and 34 RBI in 44 games. In 2017, Marchan tallying a .238/.290/.298 slash line in 30 games in the short-season Rookie level Gulf Coast League. The following year as a 19-year-old, the Venezuela native played with Class A short-season Williamsport and began making a n

2021 Phillies Top Prospects Countdown: #5 LHP Erik Miller

Please visit  Patreon.com/PhoulBallz  in order to support my work and get access to material like this before anyone.  Plus you'll get interviews as well as other exclusive content you won't be able to enjoy anywhere else.  Left-handed pitcher  Erik  Miller is widely regarded as one of the Phillies most promising prospects.  Selected in the 4th round of the 2019 draft out of Stanford, the Missouri native quickly made an impact as a professional and was promoted twice in his brief stint in the minor leagues. At three levels of the minors as a 21-year-old, Miller tallied a 1-0 record with a 1.50 ERA, a .188 batting average against, a 1.11WHIP along with a 13.0 K/9 mark in 11 appearances. Listed at six-feet-five, 240 pounds, Miller likely would have pitched at the Double-A level last year if the minor league season had not been cancelled due to the pandemic.   Regarded as one of the best college lefties in his draft class, Miller was outstanding in college as well.  In his junior

2021 Phillies Top Prospects Countdown: #6 RHP Adonis Medina

Please visit  Patreon.com/PhoulBallz  in order to support my work and get access to material like this before anyone.  Plus you'll get interviews as well as other exclusive content you won't be able to enjoy anywhere else.  Medina, image- Jay Floyd Widely ranked among the Phillies' top prospects by many outlets, righty hurler  Adonis Medina  has made a name for himself, as scouts rave about his skills, coaches boast about his potential and Phils' brass adores his ability. Signed in 2014 at age 17, Medina made his pro debut that year as part of the Phillies' Dominican Summer League team. In 11 games (two starts) he notched a 2-3 record with a save, a 1.27 ERA and a 7.5 K/9 mark along with a .220 batting average against. In 2015, the six-foot-one 185-pounder competed with the rookie level Gulf Coast League Phils, sporting a 3-2 record with a 2.98 ERA, a .253 BAA and a 6.9 K/9 mark in 10 games (eight starts). The following season, at the age of 19, he would pitch with