Three Phillies prospects crack MLB Top 100 List in latest re-rankings at the midway point of the 2023 season
The Philadelphia Phillies have three Top 100 prospects in Major League Baseball in the latest re-ranking from MLB.com at the midway point of the 2023 season.
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Andrew Painter is still considered the Phillies’ best young player and was ranked the 12th best overall prospect in Major League Baseball. Mick Abel is listed at number 46 and outfielder Justin Crawford is at number 90 on the MLB.com list.
Baseball America only includes Abel and Painter on their Top 100 list for Phillies players.
Andrew Painter had an incredible 2022 campaign in the minors, going 6-2 with a 1.56 ERA while striking out 155. He has yet to play this season and was slated to be the Phillies’ No. 5 starter in the rotation before suffering a UCL sprain during Spring Training.
Note: Painter is currently throwing bullpen sessions and hopes to be back on the mound in mid-July for the Phillies.
In his third season, Mick Abel remains in Reading with the Fightin’ Phillies. He’s 2-3 on the season with a 4.53 ERA in 12 starts. Justin Crawford is the newest Phillies prospect to crack the MLB.com Top 100 list.
Earlier this week, Crawford was selected as one of the first six players to play in the MLB All-Star Futures Game during All-Star weekend in Seattle.
Mick Abel, will also be joining Justin Crawford on the National League Roster.
Crawford has slashed .346/.395/.456 in 46 games in Single-A this season, tallying 63 hits, 34 runs, 10 doubles, five triples, and 32 RBIs. He’s struck out just 35 times in 182 ABs while holding a .851 OPS.
As for the Phillies, they earned another series win over the weekend, taking 2-of-3 from the New York Mets. Last night, Ranger Suarez and Brandon Marsh guided the Phillies to a 5-1 lead in Chicago over the Cubs.
Trailing the red-hot Atlanta Braves by 10.5 games in the NL East Standings, the Phillies keep winning baseball games and are now 41-37 on the season. They are four games behind the second place Miami Marlins and three games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the third and final NL Wild Card spot.
Aaron Nola (6-5, 4.38 ERA) will take the mound tonight against Drew Smyly (7-4, 3.38 ERA) at Wrigley Field.