With a lot of aging veterans locked into positions for the upcoming season, the odds of any prospect in camp with the Philadelphia Phillies this spring actually making the Opening Day roster were incredibly small from the get-go, but they certainly had the opportunity to leave an impression, be it good or bad.
The Phillies wanted to have a firsthand look at some of their prospects this spring. This is a club that could have a lot of turnover on their roster in the next couple of seasons, so perhaps it is more accurate to say that they needed to take a good look at some of the players in their organization.
In that light, the Phillies brought a few noticeable names to camp this spring. They brought in a few positional prospects that could be playing everyday at the major league level as soon as next season. They brought in candidates for the starting rotation and the bullpen.
So how did they do?
Even without a legitimate shot to crack the roster, these prospects had the opportunity to make the right impression moving forward. The following slideshow will rank their performances this spring in the opportunities that they were given.
For the sake of this list, all players with rookie eligibility will be included. This means that any player with less than 45 service days on the active roster is eligible. A player must not have more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched.
So, without further ado, the rankings.
Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.