Considering how active the Philadelphia Phillies have been in free agency — Zack Wheeler, Bryce Harper, Trea Turner, Kyle Schwarber, Taijuan Walker, Nick Castellanos — and trades — J.T. Realmuto, for example — the club remains set up for long-term success with a solid farm system.
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Painter is among the elite prospects in baseball and has a chance at four plus pitches, well above-average command, and still is getting better by the day.
Abel’s fastball teases double-plus and all three secondaries areaverage or better, including a potential wipeout slider.
McGarry’s stuff is high-level, including a plus slider and fastball, but he’s yet to throw strikes with any consistency.
Porter is a projectable but physical right-hander with plus Crawford is a burner with some raw power and a chance to stick in center, but the bat is going to take some time.
Rojas is a great athlete with plus-plus speed, above-average defense, and a chance at big-league power.
|6||22||Gabriel Rincones Jr.||OF||45|
Projectable power highlights Rincones Jr.’s scouting report, and he has tool suggesting he’ll make consistent contact and play adequate defense in an outfield corner.
Lee’s chances at shortstop are strong despite non-elite athleticism, and all signs point to a solid-average bat.
|8||18||William Bergolla Jr.||SS||40|
If Bergolla Jr. can develop gap power there’s an everyday role for him, thanks to big-time plate skills, a short, quick swing, and plus defense.
He’s a ways away from the majors, but the Phillies have every reason to believe Perez will catch long-term and hit for average.
|10||23||Carlos De La Cruz||OF||40|
De La Cruz has plus raw power, and started to tap into it last year when he hit 17 homers in 400 plate appeareances, including seven in 38 games in Double-A.
Rankings, OFPs by Joe Doyle.
Player notes by Jason A. Churchill.
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