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It may only be November, but with the release of Baseball America’s top ten Phillies prospects list has given everybody an idea of what we’re working with. The list, which comes out every year, named Trevor May, the top prospect, an improvement from the fifth spot he held in 2010 and 2011.
This isn’t May’s only distinction this year, as he won the Best Pitcher Award for the farm system after setting strikeout records for Clearwater with 208 Ks in 151.1 innings.
“It’s really exciting and it’s an honor to be recognized,” said May in a tweet. The full list, like the Phillies in general, is heavy on pitching, with Jesse Biddle (2nd on the list), Jonathan Pettibone (4th), Phillippe Aumont (5th), Justin DeFratus (7th) and Brody Colvin (8th) all cracking the list. Sebastian Valle, who caught in Clearwater last year and hit .284 with 40 RBIs, was the top rated position player at third place, and possible shortstop heir-to-the-throne Freddy Galvis was ranked as sixth best. Frequent tiwtter-er Jiwan James was ranked ninth and utility man (and by that I mean he’s played first base, third base and the outfield in his short time in the system) Maikel Franco rounded out the list at 10th. Since the list is so pitcher-heavy, it would not be surprising to see the Phils trade at least one of these guys to get some hitting, especially with a rotation that already has Halladay, Hamels, Lee and Worley. Continue reading