The Handbook

Every year, Baseball America puts out what is likely the most comprehensive look at prospects every year, through their Baseball America Prospect Handbook, which arrived in the mail late last week.

Baseball America has previously released their Top Ten prospects in each organization (Phillies here) and we did a Q&A with their Phillies writer, Matt Forman (here).

Below the fold, however, you can see 11-30. We’ve put their 2012 finishing level in parentheses. Many of those on this list could be BlueClaws in 2013.


Here’s the list…

  • 11. OF Larry Greene (WPT)
  • 12. RHP Shane Watson (GCL)
  • 13. RHP Phillippe Aumont (LHV/PHI)
  • 14. C Sebastian Valle (LHV)
  • 15. 2B Cesar Hernandez (LHV)
  • 16. 3B Mitchell Walding (WPT)
  • 17. RHP Mitch Gueller (GCL)
  • 18. LHP Austin Wright (CLR)
  • 19. RHP Kenny Giles (CLR)
  • 20. RHP Justin De Fratus (PHI)
  • 21. RHP Tyler Cloyd (PHI)
  • 22. C Cameron Rupp (CLR)
  • 23. RHP Brody Colvin (REA)
  • 24. OF Zach Collier (CLR)
  • 25. OF Aaron Altherr (LAK)
  • 26. OF Tyson Gillies (REA)
  • 27. OF Dylan Cozens (GCL)
  • 28. OF/2B Andrew Pullin (GCL)
  • 29. OF Kyrell Hudson (LAK)
  • 30. RHP Kyle Simon (REA)

Of those on that list, Greene will almost certainly be with Lakewood to start the year. Walding has a good chance. Regarding the two pitchers, Gueller and Watson (both supplemental first round picks in the 2012 draft), the Phillies have pushed first full-year pitchers to Lakewood before. Cozens and Pullen will both presumably be given an opportunity to earn a spot with Lakewood as well.


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