Phillies Prospects #51-75

This year, Philly Baseball News has expanded our look at Phillies prospects by expanding our usual list of 50 prospects to the top 75 prospects in the Phillies organization. Here's a look at prospects #51-75.

  • 51.Francisco Murillo, OF,1B - His offense should come around, but just where will Murillo play on the field?
  • 52.Matt Rizzotti, 1B - The hard hitting first baseman has good size and natural power.
  • 53.T.J. Warren, OF - Some offensive questions, but Warren may have the best outfield arm in the organization.
  • 54.Michael Durant, 1B - He's got to find a way to solve the questions that surround his offensive potential.
  • 55.Michael Taylor, OF - The Phillies liked him as a high schooler, but waited until he had a successful career at Stanford to draft him.
  • 56.Welinson Baez, 3B - Once ranked much higher, Baez is quickly falling off the charts.
  • 57.Anderson Garcia, RHP - Consistency is an unknown thing to Garcia, who has lots of potential.
  • 58.Ron Hill, RHP - His pitches are average, but he just keeps on putting up strong numbers.
  • 59.Brett Harker, RHP - Harker's future may be as a starter, even though he was an effective closer early in his career.
  • 60.Lincoln Holdzkom, RHP - A Rule 5 pick, Holdzkom has talent, but will it be enough to stick with the Phillies?
  • 61.Zach Sterner, RHP - The 17th round pick knows how to throw strikes with all four of his pitches.
  • 62.Freddy Ballestas, RHP - The 21 year old heads for the states after a strong career in the Dominican Summer League.
  • 63.Brian Schlitter, RHP - The Phillies could be watching their closer of the future when they look at Brian Schlitter.
  • 64.Hector Made, 3B - Coming over in the Sal Fasano trade with the Yankees, Made hasn't shown that he was a worthwhile target for the Phillies.
  • 65.Joseph Rocchio, RHP Here's a kid who opened some eyes after just an average college career.
  • 66.Chris Kissock, RHP - A Canadian right-hander who put up strong numbers for Williamsport in 2007.
  • 67.Chris Rhoads, RHP - Rhoads made the transition from starting in college to working out of the bullpen in the pros.
  • 68.Nolan Mulligan, RHP - Since he'll be 23 when the 2008 season starts, time is not on his side after just one pro season and a small time college career.
  • 69.Michael Garciaparra, SS/2B - He doesn't have the raw talent that his brother was blessed with, but he might be able to help in a pinch.
  • 70.Caleb Mangum, C - He's not the best of the bunch, but could move up the Phillies long list of catching prospects.
  • 71.Tuffy Gosewisch, C - If he can find some offense to go with strong defensive skills, Gosewisch could be a true diamond in the rough.
  • 72.Mike Spidale, OF - There are some good tools, but will the Phillies ever give him a legitimate shot at even playing at the Triple-A level?
  • 73.Rich Prall, C - The Phillies are never afraid of drafting young catchers who can handle themselves well defensively and Prall fits that category perfectly.
  • 74.Jesus Villegas Andino, SS - Defense is no problem for Villegas Andino, but his offense is a question mark and he didn't supply any answers by hitting .184 in the Gulf Coast League in 2007.
  • 75.Adam Sorgi, 2B/SS - The Phillies drafted Sorgi in the 21st round of the 2007 Draft. He's got the ability to hit the ball to all fields and could develop into a decent power threat.


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