The Phillies system starts very strong with two of the best young arms in the minor leagues, Andrew Painter and Mick Abel. Painter, in particular, shoved it this year, and it looks like he could be an Ace in the making. I also like Johan Rojas. There’s plenty of speed, and assuming he can get stronger, the upside is a full-time regular. Their first-round pick last July, Justin Crawford, is athletic with crazy tools, but he has a long way to go before hanging an actual ceiling on him. After that, there are some good arms that project as bullpen roles, and some high-upside 18-year-olds, but the system, overall, lacks impact depth.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Andrew Painter
- Biggest Mover: Hao Yu Lee
- Emerging Prospect: Starlyn Caba