MiLB.com releases their Phillies “Organizational All-Stars” for the 2022 season
As the Phillies’ most successful season since 2011 came to a close just under a month ago, multiple prospects lit up their respective leagues throughout 2022, making them “Organizational All-Stars,” according to MiLB.com.
Phillies Minor League Organizational All-Stars
- C: Donny Sands*
- 1B: Darick Hall*
- 2B: Wendell Rijo
- 3B: Yairo Munoz*
- SS: Hao Yu Lee
- OF: Dalton Guthrie*
- OF: Johan Rojas
- OF: Carlos De La Cruz
- RHSP: Andrew Painter
- LHSP: Michael Plassmeyer*
- Relief: Nick Duron*
*= appeared in Majors in 2022
Notable Names and Performances
Andrew Painter, the #1 prospect in the Phillies organization, is the arm that everyone is waiting to see throw in the majors. Painter has dominated in just two years of the minor-league ball and has turned heads all around major-league baseball as a top pitcher to look out for throughout the future. Painter logged a 0.98 ERA in High-A in 2022, with a 2.54 in five Double-A starts. He totaled a 1.56 across Single-A, High-A, and Double-A.
Dave Dombrowski has already said that next year’s rotation will have one spot for a young pitcher, and that job will certainly be Painter’s once he’s ready. The only question with Painter is his availability at the beginning of next season, as he has never thrown in Triple-A. The 19-year-old was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year back in September.
Dalton Guthrie is a fascinating player because although the Phillies have an overload of outfielders, Guthrie’s Minor League production is too hard to dismiss. Guthrie hit .292 in Triple-A and turned into a valuable late-inning defensive outfielder for the Phillies late in the season.
Rojas played in High-A and Double-A in 2022, slashing .260/.333/.387 with 4 HRs, 16 RBIs, and 61 hits in 60 games. The 5th ranked prospect has been lighting up the Arizona Fall League, hitting .310/.423/.452 in 12 total games. His ten runs scored, 13 hits, four doubles, and one triple have also helped punch his ticket to the AFL Fall Stars Game.
Johan Rojas was the only Phillies prospect protected in last week’s Rule 5 Draft.
Carlos De La Cruz
De La Cruz is another head-turning prospect, but his status with the Phillies could be in jeopardy, as he was left off the 40-man roster during last week’s Rule 5 deadline. The 6’8 outfielder has slashed .307/.368/.516 in the Arizona Fall League with 3 HRs and 14 RBIs.