Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mickey Moniak ranks as Philadelphia's top prospect per MLB Pipeline

Mickey Moniak ranked as Philadelphia's top prospect per MLB.com
Mickey Moniak is Philadelphia's brightest prospect according to Tuesday's release of MLB Pipeline's mid-season rankings. J.P. Crawford dropped to fourth after opening the year as the Phillies top prospect on the list.

Adam Haseley, the Phillies top pick in last month's amateur draft, is ranked seventh.

Haseley's scouting report from MLBPipeline.com: "Uses the entire field and while he often featured more of an inside-out swing from the left side, he did start to show more power during his junior season. While not a burner, Haseley does have above-average speed. He is capable of playing center field, but whether that's his long-term home remains to be seen. He is capable of playing all three outfield spots, with at least an average arm."

The top ranked pitcher in the organization is righty Sixto Sanchez, ranked second overall behind only Moniak.

Sanchez's scouting report from MLBPipeline.com: "A very efficient strike-thrower, Sanchez isn't the tallest right-hander in the world, but he has plenty of arm. He'll throw his fastball consistently in the 93-96 mph range and was up to 97-98 mph at times last summer. He separates himself from others at his level because of his outstanding fastball command, throwing his heater with movement in the zone that gets ground-ball outs and swings and misses. His curve is developing and could be a plus pitch in the future, and he has a good feel for his changeup. He's strong and athletic, repeating his delivery well."

Top 10 Prospects via MLBPipeline.com
1. Mickey Moniak, OF
2. Sixto Sanchez, RHP
3. Scott Kingery, 2B
4. J.P. Crawford, SS
5. Jorge Alfaro, C
6. Rhys Hoskins, 1B
7. Adam Haseley, OF
8. Nick Williams, OF
9. Franklyn Kilome, RHP
10. Adonis Medina, RHP
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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