Cheryl Pursell

Time to reveal the top 10 prospects in the Philadelphia Phillies organization coming into the 2017 season.

The big reveal is here. PBI unveils the top 10 prospects in the Phillies organization as we get set for the 2017 season. Plus, we review the other 40 players who made our list of the Phillies Top 50 this year.

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Every year, Philly Baseball Insider takes a look at the Phillies organization and ranks the top 50 players. This year is no different. 

To put together our list of the Top 50 Phillies Prospects, PBI talked to people inside and outside of the Phillies organization. We've talked with scouts from a number of organizations to get their thoughts on players. We've also talked to writers, broadcasters and others who cover the minor league teams and the system as a whole on a regular basis. 

Plus, we've seen a great many of these players in person, or have talked to people who know the game and have seen these players in person.

With all of that to consider, we've come up with a list of the Top 50 Phillies Prospects for 2017. We'll reveal ten at a time this week, until the list is completed. Then, we'll go back and provide full scouting reports and insight on the players, what scouts like about them, and what they don't like about them. We'll also give you a look at the players who just missed the list and analyze how the organization looks from the top rung of the minors to the lowest rung of the minors.

To be eligible for our annual list, a player must still have full MLB Rookie of the Year eligibility remaining, meaning that he does not have more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the majors during a previous season(s), and, he has not accumulated more than 45 days on a major league roster during the 25-player limit, excluding time on the disabled list. In other words, players like Jake Thompson and Edubray Ramos are no longer eligible for our annual list. The players ages listed are their age as of April 1, 2017.

Here are prospects 1 through 10 for 2017...

1. Jorge Alfaro, 24, C
2. J.P. Crawford, 23, SS
3. Nick Williams, 23, OF
4. Mickey Moniak, 18, CF/LF 
5. Ben Lively, 25, RHP
6. Roman Quinn, 23, CF
7. Rhys Hoskins, 24, 1B
8. Cornelius Randolph, 19, OF
9. Franklyn Kilome, 21, RHP
10. Scott Kingery, 22, 2B

In case you missed it, here's a look back at prospects 11 through 50 on our list...

11. Dylan Cozens, 22, RF/LF
12. Kevin Gowdy, 19, RHP
13. Andrew Knapp, 25, C
14. Sixto Sanchez, 18, RHP
15. Ricardo Pinto, 23, RHP
16. Mark Appel, 25, RHP
17. Thomas Eshelman, 22, RHP
18. Adonis Medina, 20, RHP
19. Carlos Tocci, 21, CF
20. Nick Pivetta, 24, RHP
21. Jhailyn Ortiz, 18, RF
22. Elniery Garcia, 22, LHP
23. Jose Pujols, 21, RF
24. Alberto Tirado, 22, RHP
25. JoJo Romero, 20, LHP
26. Cole Stobbe, 19, SS
27. Chace Numata, 24, C
28. Harold Arauz, 21, RHP
29. Drew Anderson, 23, RHP
30. Tyler Viza, 22, RHP
31. Andrew Pullin, 23, OF
32. Malquin Canelo, 22, SS
33. Arquimedes Gamboa, 19, SS
34. Cole Irvin, 23, LHP
35. Nick Fanti, 20, LHP
36. Jesmuel Valentin, 22, 2B
37. Brock Stassi, 27, 1B
38. Bailey Falter, 19, LHP
39. Cam Perkins, 26, OF/1B
40. Felix Paulino, 22, RHP
41. Seranthony Dominguez, 22, RHP
42. Mark Laird, 24, OF
43. Jose Taveras, 23, RHP
44. Jiandido Tromp, 23, OF
45. Brandon Leibrandt, 24, LHP
46. Jesen Therrien, 24, RHP
47. Grenny Cumana, 21, SS/2B
48. Francisco Morales, 17, RHP
49. Jose Nin, 21, RHP
50. Darick Hall, 21, 1B


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