Top 100 Prospects: 76-100

Each year, Philly Baseball News takes a look at the top prospects in the Phillies organization. This year is our most ambitious endeavor; ranking the Top 100 Phillies Prospects. We start our look at the Top 100 with players 76 through 100.

100.  Jason Mackintosh, 28, LHP: Pitched at AA in 2008

Mackintosh has pitched well in both the Seattle and Phillies organizations. He's only thrown 48 innings at Triple-A and he's now 28, so time is running down.

99.  Mike Cervenak, 32, 3B/1B/OF: Spent the 2008 season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley

At 32, the best that Cervenak can hope for is a Chris Coste sort of story. He's got over 1,800 at bats at Triple-A and is a career .294 hitter, but has never gotten a chance to play in the majors.

98.  Andy Tracy, 35, 1B: Spent the 2008 season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley

While Cervenak has over 1,800 Triple-A at bats, Tracy has almost 2,700 at bats at that level. Tracy hit 23 home runs for Lehigh Valley and you have to figure he deserves at least a small shot at some time in the majors.

97.  Richard Austin, 23, RHP: Spent the 2008 season at Williamsport

Drafted in the 27th round of the 2007 Draft, Austin missed much of 2008 with an injury. He's got good, basic pitches and moved as high as Clearwater in his first pro season, with good numbers to show.

96.  Fidel Hernandez, 22, SS: Spent the 2008 season at Clearwater

The Phillies have finally settled on Hernandez as a shortstop. Now, he should be able to improve on his defense and hopefully find a way to get on base more. The tools are there, so it's just a matter of how he develops.

95.  Jesus Sanchez, 21, C: Spent the 2008 season at Lakewood

The Phillies got Sanchez in the Bobby Abreu deal and he simply hasn't developed the way that they had hoped. He's still very young, but he hit just .186 last season. He's got good defensive skills, but not nearly enough to let him slide on his offense.

94.  Hector Made, 24, SS: Spent most of the 2008 season at Clearwater

Another piece of the Abreu deal, Made also hasn't developed the way they hoped. Made hit .247 last season and should get a full shot at playing at the Double-A level in 2009.

93.  Kyle Haines, 26, SS/2B: Spent the 2008 season at Double-A in the Giants organization

The Phillies grabbed Haines in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft. He's got adequate defensive skills, but is weak offensively. The one thing that he does well is draw walks. He walked 54 times and struck out 58 in 2008.

92.  Arlon Quiroz, 22, OF: Spent most of the 2008 season at Williamsport

Quiroz showed good numbers in the Gulf Coast League in 2007, but wasn't as effective at Williamsport last season. He's got decent defensive skills, including a better than average arm.

91.  Dan Brauer, 25, LHP: Spent the 2008 season at Clearwater

Brauer exhibited good control in his first pro season (2006), but that control has deserted him the past two seasons. That loss of control has dropped him well down the list of pitching prospects in the organization.

90.  Ben Pfinsgraff, 25, RHP: Split 2008 between Lakewood and Clearwater

Pfinsgraff has good talent, but he's had trouble getting hitters out at Clearwater. In two stints there, Pfinsgraff has given up 73 hits in 47 2/3 innings of work at the High-A level. He's maintained good control, but needs better secondary pitches to get hitters out.

89.  Alex Concepcion, 24, RHP: Spent most of 2008 at Clearwater

Concepcion started the 2008 season in extended camp, but obviously learned something. After stumbling at Clearwater in 2007, he pitched well in eight games with the Threshers in 2008.

88.  Will Savage, 24, RHP: Spent the 2008 season at Reading

After an impressive season in 2007, Savage simply wasn't right in 2008. He pitched in just six games at Reading and was then on the DL for the rest of the season.

87.  Karl Bolt, 23, 1B/OF: Spent the 2008 season at Lakewood

Bolt is tough to gauge. He's got some power at the plate and plays at a slightly above average defensive level, but just can't quite show enough to really get excited about.

86.  Tim Kennelly, 22, OF/C: Spent most of the 2008 season at Lakewood

Kennelly found his stroke in 2008, hitting .275 at Lakewood, his highest average in a full-season league. The Phillies have experimented with Kennelly as a catcher, and why not? He threw out all five would-be base stealers that he encountered in 2008.

85.  Sam Walls, 25, RHP: Split 2008 between Clearwater and Reading

Maybe Sam Walls wasn't quite ready for the jump from Clearwater to Reading, but then again, it was just his second pro season. He struggled with his control at Reading and was hit hard, a complete turn around from his earlier success at Clearwater. It was likely just a glitch and he'll likely snap back in 2009.

84.  Harold Garcia, 22, 2B/3B: Spent most of 2008 in the Gulf Coast League

Garcia is a product of the Venezuelan Summer League and had a productive first season in the states. He hit .299/.402/.511 in the GCL, playing primarily at second base. His defense is adequate and will likely get better. At just 22, Garcia is a player to watch in the future.

83.  Carlos Monasterios, 22, RHP: Spent the 2008 season at Clearwater

By now, Monasterios, a product of the Bobby Abreu deal, should be pitching better than he has for the Phillies. He gives up too many hits and his ERA has taken a definite hit over the past couple of seasons.

82.  Tuffy Gosewisch, 25, C: Spent the 2008 season at Clearwater

While Gosewisch isn't much at the plate - his average has fallen over the last couple of seasons - he handles himself well behind the plate. With a little improvement on both ends of his game, he should be a serviceable option down the road.

81.  Matt German, 24, LHP: Spent the 2008 season at Clearwater

German doesn't allow many baserunners - he's got a WHIP of just 1.13 over his two pro seasons - and he pitched well out of the Clearwater bullpen in 2008.

80.  Rob Roth, 20, RHP: Spent the 2008 season at Williamsport

If Roth could get his control issues straightened out, he could move very quickly. With those control problems though, he's going to struggle as he moves up through the system.

79.  Clay Harris, 26, 1B: Split the 2008 season between Clearwater and Reading

As often happens, Harris slowed a little when he arrived at Double-A Reading last season. Odds are it's just a temporary issue and he'll rebound nicely in his second shot at Eastern League hitters.

78.  Julio Rodriguez, 18, RHP: Spent the 2008 season in the Gulf Coast League

Rodriguez has a lot of talent, but he struggled horribly in the Gulf Coast League in 2008. He gave up a lot of hits and struggled with his control, but he has the tools to succeed.

77.  Heitor Correa, 19, RHP: Did not pitch in 2008

Nobody is talking about why Correa was suspended by the Phillies for the entire 2008 season. We'll see if he surfaces in camp or whether he has just been pushed into baseball purgatory. He's got talent, but obviously, there are issues.

76. Zack Sterner, 23, RHP: Spent the 2008 season at Lakewood

The Phillies drafted Sterner in the 17th round of the 2007 draft and he's been a pleasant surprise. Sterner actually made it to Lakewood in 2007 after starting his pro career in the Gulf Coast League and has a career 1.93 ERA over two seasons.



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