How’s this for a bit of a turnaround. After several years of below average grades, Keith Law has the Phillies farm system ranked 14th in the majors.
Similar to Texas but with fewer prospects who are potential grade 65 or better players in the majors. I thought the Phillies had one of the best drafts, perhaps the best of anyone, in 2013, landing a few high-ceiling high school kids — such as shortstop J.P. Crawford — while mixing in some solid college bats like catcher Andrew Knapp.
You know the names well: Franco, Biddle, Quinn, Tocci, etc. Finally, one of the foremost experts on the minor leagues has given some praise to a system that hasn’t had much going right for it lately. After unloading many of their best names in the Cliff Lee, Hunter Pence, and Roy Oswalt deals, among others, the depleted farm could finally be on it’s way back to prominence.
On Wednesday, Law will release his Top 100 prospects list throughout baseball.
Currently, our own Jay Floyd is bringing the heat as he unveils the Phillies organizational rankings. You should be checking that out!