Friday, June 30, 2017

Phillies promote top pick Haseley to Williamsport

Philadelphia Phillies promote top pick Adam Haseley to Williamsport
It took Adam Haseley just three games in the Gulf Coast League to earn a promotion to Class A Short-Season Williamsport.

The Philadelphia Phillies announced the promotion on Thursday, having watched Haseley go 7-for-12 at the plate with a double, triple and four RBIs.

The move doesn't come as a total surprise as Phillies director of amateur scouting Johnny Almaraz said last week the organization wanted Haseley to get some at-bats before assigning him to an affiliate.

For now, he'll play center field with the Crosscutters while last year's top selection, Mickey Moniak, patrols center for Class A Lakewood. Eventually, the Phillies will see who performs better and slide the other player to a corner spot.

Moniak, who entered the year as the No. 2 prospect in the organization behind J.P. Crawford, is hitting .275 with three homers and 29 RBI for the BlueClaws. He spent last year with the GCL Phillies, slashing .284/.340/.409 in 46 games.
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