Finest 50 Phillies Prospects, 2013: Part One

B.J. Rosenberg (Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)

As the calendar moves us closer to spring training, it's time to look at the best prospects in the Phillies organization. We've ranked the top 50, with a quick scouting report on each and we start with the prospects ranked 46th through 50th.

46. Chris Serritella

Position: 1B  |  Age: 22  |  Bats: Left  |  6' 3", 205 pounds

In his first season in pro ball, Serritella showed the ability to hit for power and make solid, consistent contact. His defensive skills aren't strong, so he's sort of locked into playing first base or serving as a DH, which means his bat is going to have to be his ticket through the organization. There is a lot of potential and it's going to be interesting to see where the Phillies place Serritella in 2013, but he is likely penciled in for a spot on the Lakewood BlueClaws roster if he shows his skills in spring training.

YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLG
2012Williamsport753003789240647002353.297.349.437
1 Season753003789240647002353.297.349.437
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Generated 1/10/2013.

 

47. B.J. Rosenberg

Position: P  |  Age: 27  |  Throws: Right  |  6' 3", 220 pounds

Rosenberg has worked his way through the system after being a 13th round pick in 2008. He made his major league debut with the Phillies last season and as his numbers show, it wasn't all good, to say the least. It can't be easy for Rosenberg to not have a defined role, since the Phillies have been shuttling him back-and-forth between the bullpen and starting rotation during his career. Odds are that they'll look to settle him into one role or another in 2013 and give him a chance to excel. 

Year Tm W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
2012 Philadelphia 1 2 6.12 22 1 0 25.0 18 17 17 4 14 24
1 Yr 1 2 6.12 22 1 0 25.0 18 17 17 4 14 24
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48. Zach Green

Position: 3B  |  Age: 18  |  Bats: Right  |  6' 3", 210 pounds

Green has played a lot of shortstop when he was younger, but is pretty well locked in as a third baseman in the pros. He's taken easily to playing third and shows good range, a soft glove and a slightly above average arm to play the position. The big question mark is his swing, which is big and complicated. He also needs to develop better pitch recognition and strike zone discipline. Odds are that he's going to be able to simplify the mechanics of his swing and develop into the type of offensive player that is suited to be a third baseman, the only question is exactly how much offense he'll be able to generate.

YearTmGABRH2B3BHRRBISBBBSOBAOBPSLG
2012GCL Phillies4716920481313212843.284.333.426
1 Season4716920481313212843.284.333.426
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49. Kyrell Hudson

Position: OF  |  Age: 22  |  Bats: Right  |  6' 1", 180 pounds

The Phillies took Hudson out of Evergreen High School with their third round pick in the 2009 Draft. As expected, his development has been a little slow, especially because of injuries, and he faced some struggles in his first full-season assignment with the Lakewood BlueClaws in 2012. He's got a lot of tools, including great speed and defensive abilities, but he has to put it all together at the plate after taking a step backward in 2012. Again, the injuries and his first shot in a full-season league could have something to do with his struggles.

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
2009 GCL Phillies 10 37 3 6 2 0 0 6 2 0 3 9 .162 .225 .216
2010 Williamsport 49 156 13 27 5 0 0 15 11 3 5 45 .173 .205 .205
2011 Williamsport 68 269 31 74 11 4 1 18 28 11 18 63 .275 .322 .357
2012 Lakewood 64 219 28 49 11 1 1 21 23 7 10 73 .224 .277 .297
4 Seasons 191 681 75 156 29 5 2 60 64 21 36 190 .229 .276 .295
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50. Joe Savery

Position: P  |  Age: 27  |  Throws: Left  |  6' 3", 235 pounds

Joe Savery has been up and down as a prospect after being drafted by the Phillies as a starting pitcher, then turned into a reliever, then into a first baseman/designated hitter and then back into a pitcher. He's hanging in there because he's a serviceable left-hander, but this is likely his last season to prove that there is something there worth hanging onto. At times, he shows flashes of brilliance, but so far, he's looking like just one of those quad-A type pitchers who may be able to forage a career for a few years.

Year Team W L ERA G SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
2011 Philadelphia 0 0 0.00 4 0 2.2 1 0 0 0 0 2
2012 Philadelphia 1 2 5.40 19 0 25.0 26 17 15 4 8 16
2 Years 1 2 4.88 23 0 27.2 27 17 15 4 8 18
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Generated 1/10/2013.


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