Former Phillies first round pick Cornelius Randolph named Triple A East Player of the Week
Philadelphia Phillies 2015 first round pick Cornelius Randolph was named Triple A East Player of the Week after a scorching hot week in the minor leagues. Randolph went 13-for-22 with four doubles, three home runs, nine RBI, and eight runs over six games for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
In 57 at-bats this season, Randolph has hit .377/.421/.698 with five doubles, four home runs, and 13 RBI.
Randolph is a left-handed corner outfielder. He was selected 10th overall by the Phillies in the 2015 draft out of Griffin High School in Georgia. Randolph has struggled in his progression but could be viewed as a late bloomer. His best minor league season so far came in 2017 at High-A Clearwater when he hit .250 with 13 home runs and a .740 OPS. The soon to be 24-year old is not on the Phillies 40-man roster and has been eligible and unclaimed in the last two Rule 5 drafts.
The left-handed hitting corner outfielder was selected 10th overall by the Phillies in the 2015 draft out of Griffin HS in Georgia. He was drafted specifically for his bat but has progressed slowly and struggled his way up the ladder. His best minor-league season to this point was 2017 at then-High A Clearwater when he hit .250 with 13 homers and a .740 OPS.
Bryce Harper will be handling right field responsibilities for the next decade. There is a chance to slide Randolph into the left field position with Andrew McCutchen nearing the end of his career. Randolph will certainly need more than a few good weeks at Triple A to get a shot at the big leagues.